LEWISBURG, WV (12/01/2015)(readMedia)– Applications for the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia 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 is honored to be able to recognize the youth of our state for their hard work and for their contributions to agriculture and the Fair through our scholarship program,” State Fair CEO Kelly Collins stated. “For the second year, the application can be found online to simplify the application process. We can wait to meet the 2016 class of recipients.”
All State Fair Scholarship applications and supporting documents must be filled out on the online application. Letters of recommendation can be unloaded with the application, mailed to the State Fair Office or be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2016.
Applications are available online under the general information tab 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 2016 Fair themed “Capture Your Memories” is set for August 12-21.