Scholarships

2020 KJLS Scholarship Program

Click Here for 2020 Scholarship Form (fillable pdf)

For Scholarship questions contact
Lois Johnson
2080 8th Avenue
Marquette, KS 67464
(785)546-2659
lois.johnson@mcpherson.com

Purpose

Award outstanding Kansas Junior Livestock Show participants scholarship support for future educational endeavors.

Awards

The Kansas Junior Livestock Show reserves the right to award 10 – 18 scholarships annually in varying amounts from $750 to $2,500.

Eligibility

  • Kansas Junior Livestock Show exhibitor in current year.
  • Current high school senior with plans to enroll in a post-secondary educational program or is currently enrolled in post-secondary school.
  • Have not previously received a Kansas Junior Livestock Show scholarship.
  • Not a family member of a member of the Scholarship Selection Committee.

Application Process

  • Completed application (Application form available at kjls.org)
  • Two letters of reference. One of the reference letters must be from your County 4-H agent or your school FFA advisor.
  • A letter from the applicant to the Selection Committee outlining future educational plans.
  • A high school transcript plus, if applicable, a college transcript. Also include a listing of courses in which enrolled for current fall school term.
  • Due to limited filing space, we ask that you not put a cover on the KJLS Scholarship application when submitting. A staple or paperclip in the top left-hand corner will suffice. Report covers and bindings take up more filing space and require additional handling than the single fastener requested.
  • Do not submit additional pages of photos with the application.
  • All materials postmarked by August 15, and submitted to Kansas Junior Livestock Show, P.O. Box 462, Colwich, KS 67030.

Selection Criteria

  • 4-H/FFA activities and leadership (40 points)
  • School activities and leadership (30 points)
  • Academic Information (20 points)
  • Participation in Kansas Junior Livestock Show (20 points)
  • Other activities, leadership and work experience (30 points)
  • References (20 points)
  • Career Plans (20 points)
  • Honors (20 points)

Selection and Award Process

  • Applications will be reviewed by at five-person committee chosen by the Executive Committee of the Kansas Junior Livestock Show.
  • Recipients will be selected by this committee just prior to the show and confirmed with show superintendents on Friday following KJLS check-in (for all four species).
  • Winners will be notified and are expected to wear a nice blazer, button-up shirt and clean, pressed slacks or khakis during the scholarship presentation on Saturday of the Show. Scholarship recipients must be present to receive the award.
  • The Scholarship Selection Committee has the sole responsibility and discretion for determining the eligibility and awarding of scholarships and the committee decision shall be final.
  • Announcement and introduction of scholarship recipients will be during the Awards Presentation on Saturday of the Show.
  • Payment of scholarship will be made directly to 4-H/FFA members and their school upon proof of full time enrollment in a post-secondary educational program AND payment of tuition.
  • A scholarship must be used within three years after the day it was awarded.