2015 Academic Year Scholarship Recipients

The Arizona National Livestock Show invests in the future of agriculture by awarding more than $40,000 annually in scholarships to students who have participated in the livestock show or horse show. Since inception, the Scholarship Program, funded through donations to the Arizona National Livestock Show with support from the Arizona Horse Lover’s Foundation, has awarded more than 900 scholarships totaling more than $920,000.

Donate to the Scholarship Program
Education is key to the success of our youth – the future of our agricultural industry. We encourage contributions to the Arizona National Scholarship Program to motivate students in academic pursuits in agriculture.

Donations are tax deductible and your full contribution will go directly to the scholarship program. For more information or to donate, contact the Arizona National Livestock Show office at 602.258.8568 or donate online now, <here>

Application Information
Scholarship applications are accepted and reviewed once a year. The deadline to apply is March 15th.


   Scholarship Application


Application Criteria

Scholarships are available to students pursuing an undergraduate degree and attending an accredited university or college for the current academic year.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Prior Arizona National participation
  • High school graduation
  • Completion of at least 12 semester hours following high school graduation and before applying
  • Currently taking at least 12 credit hours
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (A = 4)

Selection of applicants and amounts awarded are based on the committee’s review of these criteria:

  • Arizona National Participation
    • Exhibitor, Volunteer or Employee
  • Career Plans & Goals
  • Grades & Course Work
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Quality, Content and Credentials
  • Activities
    • Ag-Related, Leadership, Well-Rounded, Accomplishments
  • Overall impression of applicant and application


$63,500 Awarded

Arthur Argueta – Peoria, AZ
Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation
Jessica Burson – Roswell, NM
Anika Carlson – Scottsdale, AZ
Taylor Corbin – Queen Creek, AZ
Samuel Davis – Madison, KS
Dominique Fajardo – Laveen, AZ
Laurel Fish – Nogales, AZ
Riley Fite – Safford, AZ
Tabytha Friend – Hereford, AZ
Brittany Gerald – Queen Creek, AZ
Isaiah Govea – Glendale, AZ
Carter Ham – Sahuarita, AZ
Braelyn Henry – Tucson, AZ
Kayla Hildebrand – Paso Robles, CA
Lacy Hunt – Buckeye, AZ
Sierra Johnson – Glendale, AZ
Hannah Lauffenburger – Queen Creek, AZ
Joshua Mendez – Nipomo, CA
Justen Ollendick – Queen Creek, AZ
Makayla Richardson – Las Cruces, NM
Taylor Rogers – Mesa, AZ
Shelby Rojas – Phoenix, AZ
Mariah Sanchez – Gilbert, AZ
Allison Schindler – Buckeye, AZ
Ellen Skaar – Minneota, MN
Preston Sweatt – Cochise, AZ
Laura Truby – Waddell, AZ
Meg Van rijn – Mesa, AZ
Lillian Webb – Mesa, AZ
Zane Webster – San Simon, AZ
Melanie Whitmore – Bear River, WY
University of Arizona Livestock Judging Team




Bob & Miriam Boice Memorial
Everett Bowman Memorial
Georgeann (Ann) Maxcy Memorial
Duane Webb Memorial