Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund

May 15, 2025
Awards Available: 21

Scholarship Description

Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has been awarding scholarships annually to outstanding youth who exhibit at the Michigan State Fair, Michigan livestock Expo and Michigan Dairy Expo. The fund is also responsible for supporting educational awards provided to youth livestock and dairy exhibitors each year. Funding comes from specific proceeds from the Michigan Livestock Expo Sale-Abration.

Scholarship Details

  • Graduating high school seniors and high school grads continuing their education may apply
  • Students who have exhibited livestock in Michigan for at least three years qualify to participate
  • Opportunity for up to $5,000 through interviews

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a Michigan resident
  • Either you are a high school senior or a high school graduate
  • Meet or exceed the minimum requirement of three (3) years of livestock exhibition participation in qualifying Michigan fairs
  • Preference for students pursuing agricultural or related fields

Application Process

  1. Complete the official online application form
  2. Submit two letters of reference along with your most recent academic transcripts
  3. Ensure that your application includes essays, references, and adheres to all scholarship guidelines
  4. Submit by the deadline of May 15th

All questions on the application must be answered to be considered for a scholarship and all the following must be included: two letters of reference (dated within current academic year), most recent academic transcripts (high school and/or college).

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