The Columbia County Fair is announcing they are participating in the New York State Association of County Fairs scholarship program. There will be seven (7) $1,000 scholarships awarded by the state association. In conjunction with this the Columbia County Fair Association in Chatham will also award two additional (2) $1000 scholarships to Columbia County residents.

The New York State scholarships will be awarded to current New York State high school seniors or to students presently enrolled in college. The qualifying students must have been active at the county fair in any capacity. All applications must be submitted to the Columbia County Fair by April 10, 2018 to be considered. Sample applications will be available through the fair office in Chatham or on the State Web Site. All applications to be submitted must be completed and printed from the state web site at

The application and information for the two scholarships to be awarded by the Columbia County Fair association will be available at the fair office in Chatham and also on the fair web site They will also be available through the Guidance Offices in Columbia County Schools.

This program is designed to make resources available to students from Columbia County who are pursuing further education and the fair is happy to be a part of the program. Applicants can call the fair office at 392-2121 for further information and the submission of their applications.