Sara Sell Memorial Scholarship
Sara Sell grew up in Southwest Iowa, raising hogs farrow-to-finish with her family. She showed hogs and sheep from the time she was 5-years-old. Sara had a strong passion not only for showing livestock, but also for helping others learn about their potential in the agricultural community. She enjoyed putting on showmanship clinics, and helping younger members learn to clip their lambs and better their projects. Sara spent the summer of 2010 at home, working with her hogs and traveling all over Nebraska and Iowa competing in the Showmaster Junior Show Circuit. In addition to her passion for livestock, Sara was also studying nursing and hoped to work in pediatrics someday. In high school and college, Sara was also very involved in athletics and loved playing basketball and soccer.
The Sara Sell Memorial Scholarship is being provided by her family as a way to recognize Iowa and Nebraska youth who have a passion for the livestock show industry and remain involved in their communities in a variety of aspects.
Applicant must be an incoming freshman, sophomore or junior at either an Iowa or Nebraska community college or university. Applicant must have a strong background in raising and exhibiting sheep or hogs, have a desire to remain involved in the livestock industry, and have an interest in athletics and community service.
Scholarship Amount: $500
Deadline: September 1, 2011
Scholarship will be awarded at the AkSarBen Livestock Show in September 2011.
Applicant must submit two letters of reference. One letter should be written by a non-family member who has knowledge of the applicant's involvement in the livestock industry, and the second letter should be written by an athletic coach or community member who has knowledge of applicant's involvement in community service or athletic activities.
Shari Sell-Bakker, 515.291.1956, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Samantha Sell Winter, 806.543.4146, email@example.com
Send completed application form and letters of reference to:
15394 V Avenue
Dike, IA 50624
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