The goal of the Arkansas Youth Expo’s scholarship program is to assist and encourage AYE participants in continuing their higher education pursuits. There are two categories of scholarships given.
(1) An application and interview process is used to determine the top high school seniors from across the state to receive AYE educational scholarships.
(2) Students who exhibit breeding animals vie for scholarship awards based on their livestock exhibition in the show ring.
Because the Arkansas Youth Expo knows the importance of encouraging hard-working, talented, young people to remain in the state once they enter the work force, a major requirement of the scholarships is students must use them at an Arkansas higher education institution. Students are able to redeem their scholarships until they are 23 years of age.