W.D. Pipkin Memorial Scholarship
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W.D. Pipkin Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship to remember W.D. Pipkin will be given out to a Junior Exhibitor at the Ozark Empire Fair.


  • An applicant must be a graduating high school senior at least 17 years old as of July 31, 2024, and shall not be more than 21 years old as of July 15, 2024.
  • An applicant must have exhibited breeding beef cattle at the Ozark Empire Fair held in 2022 and 2023.
  • An applicant must intend to major in an agriculture-related field at a two- or four-year college, university or trade school.
  • An applicant may receive this award one time only.


  • The winner of this scholarship may use the funds toward the following purposes associated with the pursuit of a post-secondary education:
  • The funds will be distributed to the post-secondary institution upon proof of enrollment (copy of next semester’s schedule) to the Ozark Empire Fair Foundation. The check will be issued to the student’s college account.


  • The completed application must be delivered or mailed (no faxed copies permitted) to the Ozark Empire Fair office no later than 4:00 p.m., July 1, 2024. If using mail or other delivery service, applicant must send forms in sufficient time so delivery can be made by the noted time.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Do not use more space than is allotted for answers. Do not attach other information.

W.D. Pipkin Memorial Scholarship

The announcement of the winner of the scholarship will be made at the conclusion of the Open Angus Female Show at the 2024 Ozark Empire Fair. Please refer to the current Livestock Show Schedule for exact date and time.

2023 W.D. Pipkin Memorial Scholarship

Ryleigh Morris

Ryleigh Morris, Ash Grove, Missouri

Ryleigh Morris was the 2023 W.D. Pipkin Memorial Scholarship recipient. From left: Jim Pipkin, Kyle Vehige, Jera Vehige, Jace Pipkin, JoAnn Pipkin, Ryleigh Morris, Karson Thomas, Aaron Owen.

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