Royal Scholars

The Royal Scholars program is designed to provide an opportunity for outstanding college students to represent the American Royal Mission and advocate for the agriculture industry. In recognition of the outstanding achievements of the Royal Scholars and their contribution the mission of the American Royal, the American Royal Association will award a $2,500 scholarship to each student as a member of the program.

2022 Royal Scholars Announced

Royal Scholars Application Process 

  • Applications open March 6, 2023

  • Applications close April 30, 2023

  • Scholarship Committee evaluates scholarship applications by May 15, 2023

  • Scholarship Committee interviews finalists by May 30, 2023

  • Scholars announced by 1st Week of June 2023

Age Requirements:

  • Between ages of 18-25 as of January 1, 2023.

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university majoring in agriculture, food, natural resources or other related discipline as an undergraduate student.

  • Cumulative collegiate grade point average equivalent or above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Former Royal Scholars are not eligible to receive the scholarship more than once.

Amount: $2,500

Royal Scholars will attend at least two American Royal events throughout their term. Lodging, travel and meals will be paid for the following:

  • Livestock Show- October 12-14, 2023

    • Present for American Royal Market Show, Royal Elite Drive, and Junior Premium Livestock Auction

  • Youth-Rodeo- April 29-May 1, 2024

    • Present for Spring Field Trip