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AUGUST 08, 2024


State Fair Announces 2022 Scholarship Winners

The State Fair of West Virginia is pleased to announce the awarding of five (5), $1,000 four-year scholarships to youth who have participated in the State Fair, excelled academically, and demonstrated leadership and civic responsibilities. 


“It’s an honor to be able to recognize these young men and women who not only represent our fair well, but the entire state of West Virginia,” State Fair CEO Kelly Collins stated. “We hope that they continue to excel wherever they may go.” 

2022 award recipients and the schools they are attending are:


Lauren Ballard, Waiteville, WV – South Dakota State University

(Recipient of the Thirteenth Annual Gus R. Douglass Scholarship)


Delaney Lucey, Glen Easton, WV – Oklahoma State University

Emma Kesterson, Crawley, WV – West Virginia University

Mason Glascock, Fraziers Bottom, WV – University of Kentucky

Willa Gibson, Renick, WV – North Carolina State University


This scholarship is funded through the State Fair Endowment, which was created in 2006 to ensure the long-term support of three key areas; Scholarships, Career Advancement Initiatives, Youth Educational Enrichment Programs, and Agricultural Competitive Exhibit Premiums.


Scholarships will be awarded during the 2022 State Fair.

The 10-day State Fair of West Virginia is celebrating 97 years of “Mountain Grown Fun”, on August 11-22, 2022. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million-dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit, or follow fair events on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Join the conversation by using #sfwv2022!

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