Arizona National Livestock Show awards $12,000 in scholarships
The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students that year. Over 19 years later, ANLS has now awarded 572 students a total of $570,909.
The scholarship selection process has gone from annual to semi-annual. The Scholarship Committee recently selected and awarded $12,000 in scholarships for the spring 2010 semester. Scholarship recipients will be honored at the 62nd AN- LS Dedication Dec. 28, 2009, at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
The Spring 2010 Scholarship recipients are: Katie Goodwin of Lake Havasu City; Holly Hogue of Wilcox; LaChelle Hunt of Buckeye; Kassandra Kinney of Tolleson; Alicia Lopez of Tucson; Colin Lowe of Chickasha, OK; Krista McNaughton of Tucson; Margret Molever of Scottsdale; Stephanie Strakbein of Oracle; Hunter Williams of Gilbert; Lauren Wilson of Safford; Hannah Woehlecke of Red Rock; Kayla Woehlecke of Red Rock; and Amanda Deeann Zamudio of Elfrida.
Scholarships are available to students attending an accredited university or college for the current academic year. Other requirements include: High School graduation; completion of at least 12 semester hours before applying; currently taking at least 12 credit hours; a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (A = 4); and prior participation in ANLS as an exhibitor, volunteer, or employee.
Scholarships are funded through donations to the show with help from the Arizona Horse Lovers Foundation. Application deadlines are Oct. 15 for the spring and March 15 for fall scholarships. Applications are available online at www. anls.org.
The Arizona National Livestock Show, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting youth and educating the public about the importance of agriculture and livestock through the presentation of a premier livestock show. For more information, visit www.anls.org, or call the ANLS office at 602/258- 8568. — WLJ