Advertisement

Scholarships available in Pa. through Farm Show

October 22, 2007

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Junior Farm Show exhibitors can cut college tuition costs by winning a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation, said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff.

"We encourage junior Farm Show exhibitors to take advantage of this opportunity and submit their applications," Wolff said. "By helping fund the education of these students, we are strengthening the future of the industry and preserving the proud, essential tradition of agriculture in the commonwealth."

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution and have been a Pennsylvania Farm Show exhibitor of junior market sheep, steers, swine or goats. Junior breeding and dairy exhibitors are also eligible.

Since its inception in 1993, the foundation has awarded $544,500 in scholarships to 248 junior Farm Show exhibitors. In addition, Delaware Valley College and Penn State University's College of Agricultural Sciences offer matching grants to eligible, full-time students. As a new contributor last year, Harrisburg Area Community College also offers a matching grant to eligible students participating in the agribusiness program.

Advertisement

Current scholarship funding comes from the Farm Show sale of champions, corporate membership dues, individual contributions and buyer contributions from the Farm Show's junior livestock sale.

Recipients will be recognized on Tuesday, Jan. 8, prior to the sale of champions at the 2008 Pennsylvania Farm Show, which runs Jan. 5 12.

Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 1 and sent to Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 126, Codorus, PA 17311-0126.

Scholarship applications are available at www.farmshow.state.pa.us (click on The Scholarship Foundation), at www.agriculture.state.pa.us (Click on Students & Educators) or by contacting the Pennsylvania Farm Show Livestock Office at 717-787-2905.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|