The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

January 9, 2013

Scholarship applications available


LEWISBURG — Applications for the 2013 State Fair Scholarship program are now available. In association with corporate, civic and individual contributors, and with support from the State Fair Endowment, five $1,000 (four year) scholarship awards will be made to individuals who have participated in one or more of the following areas at the State Fair:

-- State Fair Junior Show — market animals, purebred animals and dairy.

-- Equine Programs — State Fair’s Open Horse Show or Junior Horse and Pony Show.

-- 4-H and FFA Youth Exhibit Program — 4-H and FFA Underwood Youth Center.

Applicants must be pursuing a vocational trade, associate or bachelor degree. All applicants must have participated in the junior livestock show, equine show or 4-H and FFA Youth Exhibit Program within the previous five years.

“The State Fair takes great pride in recognizing the youth of our state for their hard work and for their contributions to agriculture and the fair,” Kelly Tuckwiller, Agricultural Competitions Coordinator, said. “This program is over 20 years old now, and we hope to continue to grow it each year.”

Scholarship applications and supporting documents must be postmarked by March 5.

Applications are available online at www.statefairofwv.com or by contacting the State Fair office at 304-645-1090, e-mail kellyt@statefairofwv.com, or write State Fair of West Virginia, PO Drawer 986, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million economic impact on West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. The 2013 Fair themed “Feel the Magic” is set for Aug. 9-17.