Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced yesterday that 38 Missouri 4-H and FFA members have been selected to receive college scholarships from the Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture (YIA) committee. The students are seeking higher education in agriculture-related fields and have participated in the Missouri State Fair in the past. They will receive their scholarships Friday, April 25, during the annual State FFA Convention in Columbia.
The applicants for the scholarships were evaluated in a variety of areas including Missouri State Fair participation, grade point average, community involvement and leadership roles. Since 1992, the YIA committee has awarded 474 scholarships totaling $400,500.
For the list of recipients and more information on the scholarship program, visit the Missouri State Fair online at mostatefair.com.