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New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs
and
New York State Showpeople’s Association

Scholarship Application
 The NYSAAF and NYSSA offer an annual scholarship program which is available to students who are New York State residents, who currently are (or have previously been) active in a fair that is a member of the NYSAAF and who plan to attend (or already attend) college in pursuit of a degree in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business.  The fair where you have been active must endorse your application and will submit it for you.  Our website www.nyfairs.org offers a complete list of our member fairs.

Click Here for the 2017 Application

Purpose
To provide financial assistance to those high school and college students who have been active in their local fairs and who intend to pursue or who are pursuing higher education in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business.

Awards
Up to six $1,000 scholarships may be awarded annually.

Eligibility
Applicant must be in his/her senior year of high school in New York State or be a New York State resident already attending college and planning to pursue or already pursuing at an accredited institution of higher learning a degree in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business.

 Deadline
Student must submit his/her complete application to the member fair by the second Friday in April.

 Scoring
Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

Essay
15%
Citizenship & Leadershiip
25%
Fair Participation
30%
Field of Study (relate to fields listed above)
5%
Presentation of Applications
15%
Academic Achievements
10%
TOTAL:
100%

Click Here for the 2016 Application

Instructions
Make sure that you complete the entire application according to directions.  Return it to your local fair by to the date indicated.  The selection committee is looking for well-rounded applicants and will base their decisions on a variety of criteria, including: academics, community service and fair participation, as well as the overall appearance of your application.  The application has been formatted so that you can complete it online.  However, do not email it to us.  You must submit a hard copy of your application to an official of your sponsoring fair for endorsement.  You may add additional pages as necessary.

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