All youth who have exhibited a livestock animal at the N.C. State Fair are eligible to apply for this scholarship, regardless of breed, class or show placement. Showmen and previous showmen are encouraged to apply for scholarships each year they are enrolled at an institute of higher learning at a minimum of 9 course hours per semester, including community colleges and technical schools.
Winners will only be eligible to receive the scholarship a maximum of 4 times. Years prior to 2023 will count towards the 4 years.
Completed applications are due to the N.C. State Fair Office or postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2023. All scholarships are paid directly to the educational institution. Verification of enrollment is required prior to payment. Failure to submit requested enrollment information will result in forfeit of scholarship for the current school year.
Selection of scholarship recipients will be determined by a 100-point system as outlined below:
60 points – N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock experience resume-see attached.
10 points – Academic Achievement (include copy of current transcript) 15 points – Typed essay (up to 500 words)- Topic: The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when faced a challenge, setback, or failure when showing livestock. How did it
affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
15 points – General Resume: Other involvement including extracurricular activities, academic honors,
other livestock activities, etc.
Supporting Materials (required):
1. Resume of N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Experience (see next page);
2. Copy of current transcript;
3. Essay on topic listed above (up to 500 words)
4. Resume of extracurricular and academic activities and honors (less than two pages, 12-point font)
5. Two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes.
Return Completed Application Packet To:
N.C. State Fair – Attn: Livestock Office – 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1010
For more Information: Visit the website for N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarship