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Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship

Deadline: May 15, 2022

Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (MYLSF) has awarded more than $360,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth who have exhibited at the premier livestock events in the state of Michigan.

To be eligible for either the MYLSF general scholarship or the statewide scholarship, the applicant must be a resident of Michigan and a graduating high school senior or a high school graduate continuing their education at an accredited institution in the year in which they are applying.

For the general MYLSF scholarship, the applicant must have been a youth exhibitor at the former Michigan State Fair, Michigan Livestock Expo or the Michigan Dairy Expo for a minimum of three calendar years prior to the year of application.  For the statewide scholarship, an applicant must have been a youth exhibitor at a local, county, or statewide exhibition for a minimum of three years prior to the year of application.

Specific proceeds from the Michigan Livestock Expo Sale-Abration auction as well as charitable donations help fund the scholarships.  The fund is governed by an 10 member board comprised of volunteers from Michigan’s agricultural community with the corpus of the fund held at the Battle Creek Community Foundation.  In 2014, approximately $15,000 was deposited in the Michigan Education Saving Plans for youth exhibitors that compete in judging and showmanship events at the Michigan Livestock Expo on the Michigan State University campus.

Applications and qualification requirements for the MYLSF and the statewide scholarship can be obtained at If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Haarer, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Producer Security Manager, at 517-284-5642 or Ernie Birchmeier, Michigan Farm Bureau’s Livestock & Dairy Specialist, at 517-323-7000.

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Michigan Pork Industry Scholarship

The Michigan Pork Producers Association awards $3000 annually in scholarships to high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore or junior students pursuing careers in agricultural business, agricultural education, agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal science, animal physiology, environmental sciences, nutrition, livestock reproduction, large animal veterinary medicine, and other related fields. Please email Emily Schmitt with any questions at

Applications are due February 2, 2024.

Fillable Form: 2024 Michigan Pork Scholarship Application

2024 Michigan Pork Industry Scholarship Program