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      Deadline is May 31 for livestock scholarships

      The deadline to apply for awards administered by the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund is May 31. Since 2000, the fund has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships and educational awards to young people who have exhibited at livestock events in the state.

      The fund is governed by a 10-member board made up of volunteers from Michigan's agricultural community. Last year's $1,500 general scholarship winners were from Burr Oak, Owosso, Quincy, South Rockwood and Zeeland. The Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund also awarded $1,000 scholarships to two students and $1,000 and $500 statewide scholarships to one student each.