JUNIOR ACTIVITIES

Missouri Junior Charolais Association High Point Awards.
Missouri Junior Charolais Association High Point Awards:  Begin keeping accurate records of your show history for the 2015 show season which began January 1, 2015 and runs through December 31, 2015.  Keep a record of your class placing on each animal you are showing in 2015, number of animals entered in the class and in the show and the name of the show. 

LEARN MORE at the AICA Jr. Nationals page

Junior National Show
Just as the American-International Charolais Association has a National Charolais Show, the AIJCA has a Junior National Show. The junior event is held in June or July of each year and is sponsored by the AIJCA and the host state junior association. Junior members prepare for this event all year-round. Heifer, bull and steer shows showcase the members’ hard work and dedication to their Charolais animals.

Junior Merit Program
The AIJCA Junior Merit Program is an opportunity for young Charolais breeders to be nationally recognized for continued achievement in leadership and competition activities as well as merchandising Charolais cattle. There are three levels of the Junior merit program: Bronze, Silver and Gold. An Elite Gold member is selected by an interview process each year and awarded a $500 U.S. Savings Bond. The application postmark deadline is December 31 each year and applications are available by calling the AICA office at (816) 464-5977.

OR VIEW JUNIOR MERIT APPLICATION & GUIDELINES HERE

Scholarship Program
The AIJCA Scholarship Program is one of the largest in all of the junior breed associations. Various sponsors, including the American-International Charolais Foundation, private donations, trusts and memorials, make these scholarships available to college bound students who are active in the AIJCA. Scholarships are available for all course majors.

In 2005, four $2,000 scholarships and 23 $1,000 scholarships from various sponsors were awarded to AIJCA members for the upcoming school year. The four individuals who obtained the highest combined average score on the scholarship application were awarded the $2,000 scholarships.

The application postmark deadline is April 30 each year and applications are available by calling the AICA office at (816) 464-5977 or by clicking below...

DOWNLOAD: Junior Scholarship Application

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Opportunities 

The deadline is approaching for high school seniors interested in applying for a Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship. Twenty-four $1,000 scholarships and one supreme $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to qualified applicants pursuing higher education degrees in the field of agriculture. The application form is available online at www.mostatefair.com and must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2012.

To be eligible, scholarship applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited Missouri college or university, with the ambition to acquire a degree in agriculture. Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of 4-H or FFA. While the applicants must have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair, applicants cannot have sold livestock in any past Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions Auction.

The scholarships are funded through the generosity of Youth in Agriculture sponsors and buyers of the livestock sold during the annual Sale of Champions, with a portion of each animal’s sale price allocated to the scholarship program. The list of supporters from 2011 can be viewed online at www.mostatefair.com/Youth-in-Agriculture.php.
For more information please call the Missouri State Fair at 1-800-422-FAIR (3247) or e-mail questions to mostatefair@mda.mo.gov.

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THE MISS CHAROLAIS USA CONTEST

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Miss Charolais USA Application - click to view & print

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