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2015 Scholarship Information

2015 Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship Information

 

The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation has increased their scholarship awards once again this year to $15,000 and fifteen of Wisconsin’s best youth will be the recipients. The 2015 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction Scholarship application has just been issued.   The Foundation is sponsoring two $2000 awards, three $1500 awards, three $1000 scholarships and seven $500 scholarships.

The Foundation has awarded the scholarships on an annual basis recognizing the achievements of Wisconsin State Fair Junior Livestock exhibitors and assisting them with their educational expenses. Individuals must be between the ages of 17-19 as of January 1st of the current year in order to be eligible to apply. They must also be a current or past junior livestock exhibitor who has exhibited beef, sheep, and/or swine at the Wisconsin State Fair. Applicants must pursue a post high school education, and be enrolled or planning to enroll in a University, Vocational/Technical School or University short course. Only one scholarship will be awarded per individual and previous winners may not apply.

All applicants are required to fill out and return a Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship Application , postmarked or emailed no later than April 1, 2015 to:Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship, c/o Mary Beth Carr, 3492 Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095, or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

All scholarship winners will be recognized at the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

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Eligibility Requirements

1. Individuals must be between the ages of 17-19 as of January 1st of the current year.

2. Individuals must be a current or past junior livestock exhibitor who has exhibited beef, sheep, and/or swine at the Wisconsin State Fair.

3. Individuals must pursue a post high school education, and be enrolled or planning to enroll in a University, Vocational/Technical School or University short course.

4. Only one scholarship will be awarded per individual.

 

Scholarship Procedure

1. All applicants are required to fill out and return a Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship Application, postmarked or emailed no later than April 1, 2015 to: Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship, c/o Mary Beth Carr, 3492 Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

2. Fifteen recipients will be chosen from the applications received by the scholarship committee. The top eight finalists will interview for the top awards. These are one-time scholarships. 

3. Applications will be judged on the following basis: State Fair participation, 35%; Leadership activities, 30%; Interview, 20%; Scholastic Achievement, 10%; Career plans, 5%.

4. Each of the eight finalists will be interviewed on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 to determine the top scholarship winners. All award recipients will be contacted in May, ahead of any senior recognition programs.

5. The top candidates will receive the scholarships regardless of species exhibited.

6. Winners will be recognized at the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

7. For scholarship recipients entering their first year of college, the scholarship will be awarded after completion of the first semester and Wisconsin State Fair has received a copy of transcripts from the 1st semester and schedule for 2nd semester. For scholarship recipients entering their 2nd year of school, the scholarship will be awarded after receiving a copy of current transcripts.

 

 For more information, contact Leah Mindemann, Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship Chair, via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (952) 270-8778.