Heritage Hog Scholarship

The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation Heritage Hog Scholarship is offered to a deserving college or other higher education bound student interested in raising a hog to be brought to the Santa Cruz County Fair and sold at the Junior Livestock Auction. Proceeds from the auction, along with additional donations are used for various improvements to the Fairgrounds under the guidance of the Fairgrounds Foundation.

The Fairgrounds Foundation will provide the hog and feed and $2,000.00 to a student entering or currently attending college. This award will be allocated with verification of registration for full time classes.

ELIGIBILITY: Students and/or their legal guardian must live either in Santa Cruz County or within the Pajaro Valley Unified School District or the Aromas/San Juan Unified School District boundaries. The student must meet the eligibility requirements to exhibit in the Swine show of the Fair.

CRITERIA: Selection will be based on the student’s experience raising livestock, scholastic record, special activities, personal history, leadership skills, letters of recommendation, and ability to confidently represent their accomplishments and goals during an interview.

APPLICATION: Download Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked or received at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds or Fairgrounds Foundation Office (P.O. Box 1806 Freedom CA 95019) no later than May 15, 2020.  This includes letters of recommendation.

SELECTION: Applicants must be available to be interviewed by the scholarship selection committee at the fairgrounds the week of May 18, 2020.  Selection and availability of the hog to the winner will be the first week of June.

AWARD: The recipient of this scholarship will receive their $2,000.00 award upon proof of enrollment in their college or other higher educational technical school.  The award will be issued as a one-time payment.

Meet Our

Scholarship Winners

2019 – Isabel Hanchai

2016 – Yuritza Arciga

2018 – Jacob Dixon

2015 – Janell Moules

2017 – Arielle Spotswood