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The Fairgrounds in Hamburg will Award $20,000 in Scholarships
The Fairgrounds in Hamburg will Award $20,000 in Scholarships

A total of $20,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to high school seniors and/or college students by the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) and Hamburg Casino.

Applications are being accepted now through April 12, 2013. To qualify for an ECAS scholarship, students must be enrolling or already enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing studies in any, but NOT limited to the following fields: Agriculture, Agri-Business, Business/Liberal Arts, Ecology and Environmental Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Flora-culture, Home Economics/ Industrial Arts, Horticulture, Forestry & Natural Resources, or Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology.

Hamburg Casino is offering scholarships to students who are pursuing other fields of education and that have shown participation during the Erie County Fair. Fair participation can be obtained by entering in one of the many competitive exhibits and by participating in the Erie County Fair Marching Band as well as through various types of employment or activities.

Applications are available in the Guidance Office of all area high schools, at various college Financial Aid Offices, online (http://bit.ly/XrLgHs),  as well as at the Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Office located at 21 South Grove Street in East Aurora. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, contact Russell L. Marquart, CFE at the Fair Office at 716-649-3900 ext. 6403.

Additionally, there are statewide scholarships available through the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs (NYSAAF) and the New York State Showpeople's Association.    Up to ten (10) scholarships will be awarded to current New York State high schools seniors and also students enrolled in college who are pursuing a degree in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business.       

The qualifying students must be active at the Erie County Fair. All applicants from Erie County must submit their applications through the Erie County Fair no later than Friday, April 12, 2013.

Information is available at the Erie County Fair Office, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg, NY 14075, through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and from local high school offices.  Applications must be printed and completed from the web at www.nyfairs.org and click on scholarships.


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