LEWISBURG, WV (11/17/2014)(readMedia)– Applications for the 2015 State Fair Scholarship program are now available online. In association with corporate, civic and individual contributors, and with support from the State Fair Endowment, five $1,000 (four year) scholarships 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.
“The State Fair takes great pride in recognizing the youth of our state for their hard work and for their contributions to agriculture and the Fair through our scholarship program” Agricultural Competitions Manager, Kelly Collins stated. “We are happy to say that we have simplified our online application process and we look forward to meeting the 2015 class of recipients.”
All State Fair Scholarship applications and supporting documents must be filled out on the online application. Letters of recommendation may be mailed to the State Fair Office or be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2015.
Applications are available online at www.statefairofwv.com.
The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. The 2015 Fair themed “It Feels Like Fun. It Feels Like Fair.” is set for August 14-22.