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New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs


New York State Showpeople’s Association

2018 Scholarship Winners:

Grace Harrigan - Franklin County Fair
Danielle DelConte - Oswego County Fair
Liam Sayward - Clinton County Fair
Emily Lyman - Allegany County Fair
Elizabeth Maslyn - Ontario County Fair
Megan Stang - Cattaraugus County Fair
Lauren Clark - Jefferson County Fair     
Bridey Nolan - Washington County Fair
April Gokey - Franklin County Fair 
Patrick Coombe - Grahamsville Little World’s Fair
Carstan Hohenboken - Wayne County Fair - Fair Manger’s Award Winner

 2019 Scholarship Application.... Click here to print

To provide financial assistance to those high school and college students who have been active in their local Fairs or the NYSSA and who intend to pursue or who are pursuing higher education.

         Up to Ten (10) $1,000 scholarships to be awarded for 2019.

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 a degree at an accredited institution of higher learning.

Applications must be downloaded from the NYSAAF website,, completed by the student, printed out, signed by the applicant and a parent or guardian, and then submitted to one of our Member Fairs or to the NYSSA for endorsement. Contact information must include cell phone number. Handwritten applications will not be considered.  Students should be sure to contact their local fairs in advance to confirm membership in our organization and office hours.  A complete list of our members can be found on our website.

Selection Process
A selection committee will determine the year’s scholarship recipients.

Deadlines for applications are as follows:

Student to Member Fair by 2nd Friday in April
Member Fair to District Director by  3rd Friday in April
District Director to Executive Secretary by May 3, 2019
Executive Secretary to Committee Chairperson by May 10, 2019

Helpful Documents:

General Information Sheet For School/College Guidance Counselors

• General Information Sheet for Member Fairs and NYSSA


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