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MSBA Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

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.

Applications can be downloaded from and must include:

  • Completed application
  • 500 word essay
  • Two 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

Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2022. The scholarship presentation will be made in the Show Ring at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on Sunday, May 7 at 3:15 p.m. The winner will also be honored at the Maryland Sheep Breeders Annual Dinner in October.

Please email Carolann McConaughy, , if you have any questions or need additional information.