The NILE awards two 'Needle In The Haystack' Scholarships. One was awarded at the 2019 Stetsons and Stilettos in the sum of $500. The other was awarded at the 2019 Jr. Fed Sale.
Each year at Stetsons & Stilettos one individual is drawn at random. All of the 2019 NILE Scholarship Applicants, 2019 NILE Scholarship Recipients, and past Rolling Scholarship Recipients were eligible. The lucky winner from the 2019 Stetsons and Stilettos drawing was Claire Stevenson!
The Jr Fed "Needle in the Haystack" scholarship was given out at the NILE in 2019 to one lucky Jr. Fed exhibitor. Of the eight Champion Senior Showman from all four species (hogs, lambs, goats, & steers), Bailey Lake of Kalispell, MT was the lucky recipient drawn at the beginning of the 2019 NILE Jr Fed Sale of Champions Sale.
For a chance to win the 2020 'Needle in the Haystack' applicants or immediate family must be present to win at either Stetsons and Stilettos or the Jr. Fed Sale, June 2020 and October 2020 respectively.