Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship Applications Now Available

Fri, February 4, 2022 10:55 a.m.

The Erie County Agricultural Society is now accepting scholarship applications for 2022. $25,000 will be awarded to deserving high school and college students through their freshman year. Since its inception in the 1950s, the goal of the scholarship program has been to connect area students to agriculture, business and volunteerism.

The Erie County Fair scholarships seek students enrolled or enrolled in a college or university. These students must have participated in the Erie County Fair in some capacity to be eligible. Participation includes, but is not limited to, employment, exhibit, volunteer, marching band or other performance.

The scholarship is limited to students pursuing a career related to agriculture. Students must be enrolled or enrolled in a college or university and must be able to describe how their area of ​​study will help them in their agricultural endeavors. Applicants must show participation in the Erie County Fair or Erie County Agricultural Society sponsored activities.

Over the years, Fellows have participated in a variety of activities at the Erie County Fair, including playing in the marching band, assisting the media in the field, exhibiting in the Creative Arts Building, showing livestock, volunteering and even working at a dealership. support.

There are a limited number of scholarships that will be awarded. Eligible applicants do not have to attend an Erie County college or reside in New York.

Applications for the 2022 scholarships are available online or at area high schools and colleges. The application deadline is April 8.

Additional scholarships for students active at the Erie County Fair are available from the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s Association. These candidates must be approved by the Erie County Fair. More information is available at NYSAAF: Scholarships (nyfairs.org).

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be directed to Maria Lucero at 716-649-3900, ext. 6413.

The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private, nonprofit organization. Founded in 1819, it is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of ECAS is to preserve and enhance, through educational efforts, New York’s agricultural and historical heritage. Learn more about www.ECFair.org.

Lana T. Arthur