Arizona National Livestock Show awards $20,100 in college scholarships
The The Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) Scholarship Committee recently awarded $20,100 in scholarships for the fall 2011 semester. The ANLS Scholarship Program began in 1991 by awarding $13,500 to 11 students in that year. Over 20 years later, ANLS has now awarded 630 students totaling over $630,000.
The scholarship selection process has gone from annual to semi-annual and currently awards over $30,000 annually. Scholarship recipients will be honored at the 64th ANLS Dedication Dec. 28, 2011, at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
The fall 2011 scholarship recipients are:
Sarah Edwards of Tonopah, AZ; LaChelle Hunt of Buckeye, AZ; Shelbi Kautz of Kingsburg, CA; Cheyanne Keith of Pomerene, AZ; John C. McDonald of Wilcox, AZ; Krista McNaughton of Tucson, AZ; Ben Menges of Safford, AZ; Korinne Leigh Molever of Flagstaff, AZ; Racheal Redman of Waddell, AZ; Cheyenne Robinson of Cottonwood, AZ; Sylvalyn Simpson of Benson, AZ; Hunter Williams of Gilbert, AZ; Lauren Wilson of Safford, AZ; Hannah Woehlecke of Red Rock, AZ; Karl Jacob Woehlecke of Red Rock, AZ; and Jessica Zamudio of Elfrida, AZ.
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 the 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. For more information, visit www.anls.org, or call the ANLS office at 602/ 258-8568.
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