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2023 Scholarship Winners

Holly Niefergold - Erie County Fair
Hailey Kern - Erie County Fair
Emma Reid - Leswis County Fair
Elise Donlick - Cortland Jr. Fair
Ashley Wright - Lewis County Fair
Caitlin Vandeusen - Saratoga County Fair
Faith Schults - Dutchess County Fair
Katelyn Storer - Cattaraugus County Fair
Brandan Scoralick - Dutchess County Fair
Milla Berg - Dutchess County Fair
Sierra Tweedie - Delaware County Fair (Fair Managers $500 Scholarship)

New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs


New York State Showpeoples Association

2023 Scholarship Application....Click Here

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 or the NYSSA and who plan to attend (or already attend) college in pursuit of a degree. The fair where you have been active or the NYSSA must endorse your application and will submit it for you. Our website www.nyfairs.org offers a complete list of our member fairs.

New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs Applicants: Applications submitted through the NYSAAF should be submitted to your local fair that you participate in. Applicants may submit only one application.

New York State Showpeople’s Association Applicants: Applications submitted through the NYSSA should be submitted to: Sarah McAndrew, Secretary NYSSA, 7194 Rosewood Circle, North Syracuse, NY 13212. Applicants may submit only one application.

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 a degree. Application is open to all applicants regardless of your field of study. However, additional consideration may be given to those applicants pursuing a degree in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business. All are encouraged to apply.

Up to ten (10) $1,500 scholarships to be awarded for 2023. Plus one $500 scholarship from the Fair Mangers Association.

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.

Student must submit his/her complete application to the member fair or the NYSSA by the SECOND Friday in April.


Helpful Documents:

General Information Sheet For School/College Guidance Counselors

• General Information Sheet for Member Fairs and NYSSA


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New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs
Mark St Jacques, CFE
Executive Secretary
58 Bain Rd
Argyle, NY 12809

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