Livestock & Judging Scholarships

Annually the American Royal awards several Livestock and Livestock Judging Scholarships. To learn more, contact Kristie Larson at [email protected].

Agricultural Achievement Scholarships*

The American Royal awards scholarships to individuals participating in Livestock, Meats, Crops, and Judging competitions.

Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest

Scholarships are awarded to team and individual high point winners in the Intercollegiate Livestock Contest.

Junior College Livestock Judging Contest

Scholarships are awarded to team and individual high point winners in the Junior College Livestock Judging Contest.

National 4-H Meat Judging & Identification Contest

Scholarships are awarded to team and individual high point winners in the 4-H Meats Judging Contest.

4-H Livestock Judging Contest

Scholarships are awarded to team and individual high point winners in the 4-H Livestock Judging Contest.

Collegiate Crops Contest

Scholarships are awarded to teams who place in the top five of the Crops Judging Contest.

Junior Premium Livestock Auction Scholarships

Exhibitors, whose animals are not grand or reserve grand champions, are eligible for one of 3 $1000 scholarships awarded by Dee Lyons.  Eligible exhibitor’s names are entered in a drawing and a steer exhibitor, a lamb exhibitor and a swine exhibitor are awarded the scholarships.

Stanley E. Stout Memorial Supreme Heifer Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Stanley Stout, an American Royal Board of Directors member and the chairman of the livestock committee. Stanley may be best known throughout the region as “the auctioneering voice” of the American Royal purebred livestock auctions and the Junior Premium Auction. The exhibitor of the Supreme Champion Heifer will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. All other breed champions who are competing for the Supreme Champion will be awarded a $500 scholarship. The scholarship not only creates a legacy in the former community leader’s name, but strengthens a foundation of support for youth in agriculture.

*All of these scholarships are paid directly to the institution of higher learning in which the winner is enrolled.  If the winner is not yet enrolled in college or university, the funds will be retained by the American Royal and will be paid directly to the institution when the winner provides proof of enrollment.