All that time spent at the Erie County Fair could pay off for students who have participated in the fair and agricultural related activities.
A total of $30,000 in scholarships is being distributed through three programs to eligible high school and college students.
- The Erie County Fair scholarship seeks students enrolled or enrolling in a college or university who have participated in the fair. Participation includes, but is not limited to, employment, exhibition, volunteering, marching band or other performances. Applications are due April 7.
- The Erie County Agricultural Society scholarship is limited to students who are pursuing an agriculture related career. Students must be enrolled or enrolling in a college or university and must be able to describe how their field of study will help them in their agricultural endeavors. Applications are due April 7.
- The Erie County Agricultural Society in conjunction with The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s Association will award up to 10 scholarships of $1,000 apiece for students who participate in agricultural related activities at the fair. Those eligible for awards must be current New York State high school seniors or students enrolled in college who are pursuing a degree in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business. Applications are due April 14.
Information and applications are available at local high schools, the local Erie County Fair main office or by contacting Maria Lucero at the fair office, 649-3900, Ext. 6413. Information on the state scholarship also is available at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and at www.nyfairs.org/scholarship.htm.