Arizona National Livestock Show spring 2011 college scholarship opportunity
The Arizona National Livestock Show Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students in that year. Nineteen years later, the Arizona National Livestock Show has now awarded 593 students a total of $593,909.
The Arizona National Livestock Show is investing in the future of agriculture and awarding nearly $30,000 annually in scholarships to students who have participated in the livestock show.
Scholarships are available to students attending an ac credited 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 the Arizona National Livestock Show as an exhibitor, volunteer, or employee.
Scholarships are funded through donations to the show with help from the Arizona Horse Lovers Foundation. Application dead lines are Oct. 15 for spring scholarships and March 15 for the fall. 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 Arizona National office at 602/258-8568. — WLJ