The NILE Foundation proudly announces the Scholarship winners for the 2017-2018 academic year.
"Through the efforts of the NILE Foundation the total scholarship amount was increased from $25,000 to $30,000 to help support this year's scholarship winners, interns, and rolling scholarship winners from previous years," says Al McCormick, NILE Scholarship Committee Chairman.
The NILE Foundation again increased the total scholarship amount budgeted for this year's scholarship recipients and also set money aside for the upcoming internship program this fall. 15 new recipients were awarded scholarships and nine rolling scholarships were renewed.
Since 1990, the NILE and NILE Foundation awarded over $575,000 in scholarships to deserving youth active in 4-H, FFA, and their communities. They excelled in the classroom while participating in NILE events.
"The future goals of tomorrow's leaders are very adaptive to the new agricultural technologies, and this year's class demonstrated the abilities to meet today's challenges in agriculture," commented McCormick.
New in 2017, the NILE will award two "Needle In The Haystack" Scholarships. One will be awarded at Stetson's and Stilettos in the sum of $500. All of the 2017 NILE Scholarship Applicants, 2017 NILE Scholarship Recipients, and past Rolling Scholarship Recipients will be eligible. One lucky individual will be drawn at random during the evening event - applicants or immediate family must be present to win. The second scholarship will be given out at the NILE this fall to one lucky Jr. Fed exhibitor.
The NILE Foundation was established in 2009 as a supporting arm of the NILE organization, which is dedicated to the promotion of livestock, agriculture education and respect for the western culture.
Each year the NILE and NILE Foundation touch the lives of nearly 10,000 youth through the many programs, events, "live" animal scholarships, and college scholarships. Together, these organizations provide over $75,000 in cash and live animal scholarships annually. If you're interested in contributing to the NILE Foundation send a donation to P.O. Box 1981, Billings, MT 59103