The American Royal is proud to offer scholarships for outstanding leadership and academic excellence as well as competitive events. Throughout the year, more than 100 scholarships will be awarded to individuals or teams through applications or in the show arena.

Academic and Leadership scholarships include the Seaboard Royal Scholars Program, Veterinary Scholars Program and through Agriculture Future of America (AFA). All students are pursuing agriculture or veterinary degrees and demonstrate academic and leadership excellence in their schools and communities.

Scholarships to individuals and teams participating in the judging competitions, junior and intercollegiate livestock judging contests, 4-H meats and livestock judging contests as well as crops judging contests are awarded throughout the fall season. Equestrian scholarships are offered to riders in the Saddle Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Youth and Open, Cutting Horse, and Quarter Horse Show. Scholarships are offered to outstanding agriculture journalism students during the American Royal Livestock Show to serve as media interns during our annual Livestock Show.