Scholarship Animal Project
The Foundation Scholarship Animal Project is an annual scholarship program that seeks to assist well-rounded students in pursuit of their educational goals in the field of agriculture. Download the 2020 application.
2020 FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP ANIMAL PROJECT
Now accepting applications - deadline extended to May 15, 2020
The Santa Maria Fairpark Foundation invites all active 4-H, FFA, Grange and Independent participants to apply for this year’s Foundation Scholarship Animal Project. The Foundation has expanded the Scholarship Animal Project beyond swine to include other large livestock species. If you’re raising Beef, Swine, Sheep or Goats for the 2020 Fair, please apply! Applications are due May 15, 2020. The funds raised by the 2020 Scholarship Animal Project will help support the mission and efforts of the Foundation. Download the 2020 application.
The Foundation Scholarship Animal will be the last to be auctioned before the Championship Drive at the Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Everyone has the opportunity to bid on the scholarship animal which is a fundraiser for the Foundation. Bids start at $50 per pound and go down to $1 per pound. The Foundation Scholarship Animal will be processed and donated to the local food bank. If you're not a buyer, you can still donate to the Scholarship Animal.
THE MORE YOU BID, THE MORE THEY RECEIVE IN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS!!!
The 2020 scholarship recipient is guaranteed to receive a $3,000 college scholarship and a $2,500 cash prize, regardless of how much is raised by the sale of the animal. But, the more you bid, the more he or she receives in scholarship funds. Should the proceeds from the sale of the scholarship animal exceed $55,000, the recipient will receive 10% of the proceeds in excess of $55,000 in the form of additional scholarship funds.