Fair Scholarship Program 2017-06-17T17:53:32+00:00

August 1, 2017 is the deadline for filing the application.

Download The Application

Download the application here, and submit in hard-copy form to:
Fair Office
32 Church Street
PO Box 257
Chatham, NY 12037

Fair Scholarship Program

The Columbia County Agricultural Society offers a college scholarship program to support Ag Education. It awards $1,000 merit scholarships to two students who have been active in the Columbia County Fair as an exhibitor, presenter, volunteer, or in some other capacity.

Applicants must be completing their senior year at any high school in Columbia County in 2017 and must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited two or four-year college to commence in the fall of 2017, pursuing a field of study related to agriculture.

Applications will be scored based upon the following criteria:
Fair Participation, 40%
Essay, 30%
Academic Achievement, 20%
Community Service, 10%.

Recipients will be announced during a ceremony at the 2017 Columbia County Fair. Payment will be made upon completion of the recipient’s Fall 2017 semester.