Scholarship & Awards

State Fair Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2021 Scholarship Program will be available January 2021.

Applications are due March 2021.

In association with corporate, civic and individual contributors, and with support from the State Fair Endowment, five, four-year scholarships for up to $1,000 a year will be awarded to individuals who have participated in one or more of the following areas at the State Fair:

1. State Fair Junior Show – market animals, purebred animals and dairy.

2. Equine Programs – State Fair’s Open Horse Show or Junior Horse and Pony Show.

3. 4-H and FFA Youth Exhibit Program – 4-H and FFA Underwood Youth Center.

Applicants must be pursuing a vocational trade, associate or bachelor degree, and must have participated in the junior livestock show, equine show or 4-H and FFA Youth Exhibit Program within the previous five (5) years.

Feel free to call the State Fair Office at 304-645-1090 for more information or questions.

Scholarship Application

 

A special Thank You to our Gold Level Scholarship Donors listed below!

Greg Miller with Miller & Company Concessions LLC.

 

Farming Heritage Award 

2021 Farming Heritage Award Application information will be made available shortly. Please check back here or contact the Fair Office at 304-645-1090

The Farming Heritage Award honors the history of agriculture as represented on the West Virginia State Seal and recognizes families who have worked in agriculture for generations.

The Farming Heritage Award is presented to a family that strives to maintain its rural lifestyle by contributing to the community, acting as role models, dedicating time to efficient agricultural production and to maintaining the upkeep of their farm.

This award is made possible through a partnership with the West Virginia Farm Bureau.

Winning families are treated to an awards ceremony during the State Fair on Governor’s Day, a luncheon, overnight accommodations, complimentary admission, preferred parking and a Natural Stone Sign award with the family’s name that may be displayed indoors or outdoors. A photo and brief biography of the winners are displayed in the Gus R. Douglass Annex during the State Fair.