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Comal County Junior Livestock Show Association

CCJLSA Scholarship Rules & Guidelines

I. The Applicant must have participated as an exhibitor for at least 3 years during high school and the applicant’s family must be members of CCJLSA by December 1st of each year the student exhibited. II. Applicants are members in good standing in the FFA or 4-H at the time of application. III. Applicant must have participated in the operation of the Concession Stand or another part of the Show & Sale process, during the Stock Show and Sale each year they exhibited in the show during their high school years. Students should collect documentation for the activities in which they participated. The following information is required: (1) Student name and Club Affiliation, (2) Signature of Adult in Charge of concession stand or any activity in which the student actively participated in to assist the CCJLSA.

Each of the four high schools and the 4-H program will be provided three (3) $1000.00 scholarships to award to students. (The CCJLSA has the final determination of how many scholarships will be offered each year and how much each scholarship will be worth). These decisions will be made by the association based on available funds raised by the concession stand. All three scholarships must be awarded or they will be lost. No “roll over” policy will be offered.

The CCJLSA President will appoint a committee to review and select scholarship winners. Scholarship recipients will be selected from applications received from FFA Booster Clubs and the 4-H Extension office. If the schools and 4H program do not fulfill their 3 scholarships, the unfulfilled scholarships will be placed in a pool. The remaining scholarships will be awarded to those students who qualify based on a ranking system but were not selected in the first round of awards. Winners’ names will be given to the organizations for recognition at their Awards programs. The recipients are then required to turn in a copy of their tuition payment for the fall or spring semester from the school they are attending and a thank-you note to the association in order to receive payment. Expiration of this scholarship award is April 1st of the following year the award is originally made.

If the student applicant is applying through FFA, the student must fill out a general scholarship application (available in the Counselor’s office or Career Center), provide a copy of their transcript, a resume, a personal statement of their future plans to utilize the scholarship money, and they should meet the rules and guidelines provided by the CCJLSA as mentioned above. The scholarship application is due on the date set by each high school. NO LATE scholarships will be accepted by the Association if it is past the high school deadline. If the scholarship application is due before the Youth show, the student may turn in their activities documentation for their senior year to the Livestock office during the Youth show. Do NOT turn in any additional documentation to the high school if your scholarship application has already been turned in.

If the student is applying through 4-H, the student should contact the Extension Service office for other application requirements and further details. They are also required to meet the rules and guidelines provided by the CCJLSA as mentioned above. The scholarship application is due on the date set by the Extension office. NO LATE scholarships will be accepted by the Association if it is past the Extension office deadline.

If you have questions concerning the scholarship process, please contact Margi Handrick at margihandrick@ymail.com

Revised September 24, 2020

Participation Documentation Form