Izard County Fair Scholarship

Izard County Fair & Livestock Show
August 5th-10th, 2024

Moss-Gallegos Memorial Scholarship

The Izard County Fair board and Purple Circle Committee are awarding a scholarship to a high school senior who shows at the Izard County Fair. This scholarship will be awarded in memory of Kailey Moss and James Gallegos. Both were well-known senior beef exhibitors at our county fair, as well as district and state events. Their love of the fair and the beef exhibits are the inspirations for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who exhibits cattle at the Izard County Fair. This exhibitor must have shown cattle for a minimum of two years at the Izard County Fair. The exhibitor must also be showing livestock the year the scholarship is awarded. The GPA requirement for the exhibitor to be eligible will be 2.5. Scholarship recipients will be selected by a selection committee. The senior will be evaluated on FFA and 4H achievements, community service, leadership, and application. Seniors will need to complete the application and have it turned in, along with a copy of their high school transcript (for GPA verification) on or before July 15th, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If necessary, an interview will be conducted during the county fair. The scholarship winner will be announced on Saturday, August 12 following the Fat Hog Auction. Winners will need to provide the committee with a high school transcript for GPA verification, and proof of enrollment in a college of their choice before the money is distributed. The scholarship needs to be used within 12 months of award date. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Crider at 870-291-4069