Monday, April 22, 2024

Application date for the $5000 Lifetime MYLSF Scholarship Award Has Been Announced


Since its founding in 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund (M.Y.L.S.F.) has given $776,055 in scholarships and educational grants to deserving young people participating in Michigan’s top livestock shows with the $5000 Lifetime MYLSF Scholarship.

At the MYLSF’s discretion, a limited group of candidates may be allowed to interview before the Sale-Abration event 2024 to be considered for more extensive scholarship grants of up to $5,000.

The $5000 Lifetime MYLSF Scholarship Application

The candidate must be a resident of Michigan, a senior in high school, or a graduate continuing their education at an approved institution to be eligible for either the MYLSF general scholarship or the statewide scholarship in the year of application.

Applications and eligibility conditions for the statewide scholarship and the MYLSF are available here. Applications must be electronically submitted by May 15, 2024, at 11:59 PM.

An applicant must have been a young exhibitor at the Michigan Dairy Expo or the Michigan Livestock Expo for at least three calendar years before the application year to be eligible for the general M.Y.L.S.F. award.

A minimum of three years as a child exhibitor in a local, county, or state show is required of applicants for the statewide scholarship. If you are finding it difficult to find the best suited scholarship and study abroad option, feel free to book an appointment with our study and work consultants.

Most of the revenues from the Michigan Livestock Expo Sale-Abration auction and philanthropic contributions partly fund the scholarships. An eleven-person volunteer board representing Michigan’s farming sector oversees the fund.

About The $5000 Lifetime MYLSF Scholarship

In 2023, young exhibitors participating in judging and showmanship competitions at the Michigan Livestock Expo on the Michigan State University campus will receive $41,000 in scholarships and an additional $15,000 placed into Michigan Education Saving Plans.

The winners of the 2023 M.Y.L.S.F. scholarship were:

  • $5,000 scholarship: Emma Challender of Corunna
  • $3,500 scholarship: Jordyn Chant of DeWitt; Natasha Bickel of North Branch; and Meah Palmatier of Williamston
  • $2,500 scholarship: Nastassia Benjamin of Webberville
  • $2,000 scholarship: Olivia Birchmeier of Durand; and Emily Mead of Sturgis
  • $1,500 scholarship: Madyson Garza of Palms; Caleb Tucker of Hopkins; Dalaney Bates of Sebewaing; Margaret Hartmann of Flint; and Kylee Mumford of Otter Lake
  • $1,000 scholarship: Brianna Stockwell of Dowagiac; Jacob Reif of Allen; Carlie Doehring of Mendon, Jena Bradley of Cassopolis; Samantha Armstrong of Gregory; and Alissa Boersen of Zeeland
  • $500 scholarship: Kris Kosal of Deckerville; Breanne Reif of Allen; Ryder Greenman of Olivet; and Kate Stewart of Charlotte
  • $1,000 statewide scholarship: Cassidy Cashen of Muir; Olivia Black of Eagle; and London Eldridge of Stanton
  • $500 statewide scholarship: Tyler Zelinko of St. Charles

For more inquiries, kindly reach out to Jeff Haarer, the Manager of the Producer Security Section at the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, or Ernie Birchmeier, the Senior Industry Relations Specialist at the Michigan Farm Bureau, via email at [email protected] or 517-679-5335 or visit their official website.



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