Livestock & Judging Scholarships

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

Thank you to BOTAR for sponsoring various scholarship and awards. BOTAR is a women’s membership auxiliary of the American Royal. The organization was formed in 1949. The primary fundraiser and membership induction event is the annual BOTAR Ball. Each year, BOTAR contributes all proceeds from the ball and other fund raising events directly to the American Royal Association, the American Royal Scholarship Fund, and the BOTAR Fund of the American Royal Charitable Foundation. BOTAR has grown from an initial class of 12 women to over 1700 members.

Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest

Scholarships are awarded to First, Second, and Third High Point Individuals in the Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest. Other non-monetary awards will be given to individuals who excel during this judging contest.

Team Awards will be awarded as well. Teams will be made of five individuals. Other non-monetary awards will be given.

Junior College Livestock Judging Contest

Scholarships are awarded to First, Second, and Third High Point Individuals in the Junior College Livestock Judging Contest. Other non-monetary awards will be given to individuals who excel during this judging contest.

Team Awards will be awarded as well. Teams will be made of five individuals. Other non-monetary awards will be given.

FFA Invitational Livestock Judging Contest

Scholarships are awarded to First, Second, and Third High Point Individuals in the FFA Invitational Livestock Judging Contest. Other non-monetary awards will be given to individuals who excel during this judging contest.

Team Awards will be awarded as well. Teams will be made of four individuals. The First, Second, and Third High Point Teams will receive premiums. Other non-monetary awards will be given.

Age Requirements: 12-21, as required by National FFA Organization

Amount:

  • Individual Scholarships
    • High Individual Overall- $500
    • 2nd High Individual Overall- $300
    • 3rd High Individual- $150
  • Team Premiums
    • High Team Overall- $200
    • 2nd High Team Overall- $150
    • 3rd High Team Overall- $100

4-H Invitational Livestock Judging Contest

Scholarships are awarded to First, Second, and Third High Point Individuals in the 4-H Invitational Livestock Judging Contest. Other non-monetary awards will be given to individuals who excel during this judging contest.

Team Awards will be awarded as well. Teams will be made of four individuals. The First, Second, and Third High Point Teams will receive premiums. Other non-monetary awards will be given.

Age Requirements: 8-18, as required by National 4-H

Amount:

  • Individual Scholarships
    • High Individual Overall- $500
    • 2nd High Individual Overall- $300
    • 3rd High Individual- $150
  • Team Premiums
    • High Team Overall- $200
    • 2nd High Team Overall- $150
    • 3rd High Team Overall- $100

National 4-H Meat Judging & Identification Contest

Scholarships are awarded to First, Second, and Third High Point Individuals in the National 4-H Meats Judging and Identification Contest. Other non-monetary awards will be given to individuals who excel during this judging contest.

Team awards will be awarded as well. Teams will be made of four individuals. The First, Second, and Third High Point Teams will receive premiums. Other non-monetary awards will be given.

Age Requirements: 8-18, as required by National 4-H

Amount:

  • Individual Scholarships
    • High Individual Overall- $1,000
    • 2nd High Individual Overall- $750
    • 3rd High Individual- $500
  • Team Premiums
    • High Team Overall- $500
    • 2nd High Team Overall- $300
    • 3rd High Team Overall- $200

Junior Premium Livestock Auction Scholarships

The American Royal Association believes in celebrating exhibitors for their hard work. To that end, the Junior Premium Livestock Auction features champion market steers, lambs, goats, and hogs. The Royal believes in providing opportunities for educational pursuits of those exhibitors who exhibit champion livestock. For animals with a hammer price of $10,000 or more, 20% of the sale price will be made available to the exhibitor as a scholarship upon request and after enrollment in the higher learning institution of their choice.

Age Requirements: 8-21, as set by the American Royal Livestock Show Premium Book

Stanley E. Stout Memorial Supreme Heifer Scholarship

The Stanley E. Stout Memorial Supreme Heifer Scholarship was established in honor of Stanley Stout, a former American Royal Board of Directors member and 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 Junior Premium Livestock 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.

Age Requirements: 8-21, as set by the American Royal Livestock Show Premium Book

Little American Royal- Kansas State University and University of Missouri

A $500 scholarship is presented to the Kansas State University and University of Missouri Block and Bridle for their annual “Little American Royal.” The purpose of the event is to promote higher scholastic standards among students interested in the livestock industry, promote the livestock industry in all phases of student work in colleges and universities, and foster a closer relationship among the men and women pursuing animal agriculture as a profession.

How Awarded: Application at respective university

Age Requirements: Full-time student at Kansas State University or University of Missouri

*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.