The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association in conjunction with the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is offering a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 to a student who has been accepted or is in the process of applying for continuing education at a college or university, technical school, or vocational school. All academic majors will be considered, but priority will be given to agricultural or agriculture related majors (such as food science, veterinarian, ag. teaching, etc.). Preference will be given to those applicants who are members or whose families are members of the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association. Payment will be made upon provision of school acceptance documentation and/or evidence of attendance.


The application window will be open from November 1 – April 15. Applications can be downloaded here.

Applications include:

  • Completed application
  • 500 word essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Recent High School or College transcript

Selection Criteria

  • Experience and involvement with sheep and or sheep related activities (4-H, FFA, Make It With Wool, etc)
  • Agriculture or agriculturally related education / career goals
  • Community service activities
  • Leadership and/or extra-curricular involvement
  • High School / college academic achievement

Awards Presentation

The scholarship award will be presented at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and the winner will be honored at the Maryland Sheep Breeders Annual Dinner.


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