Posted on February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021
HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) is now accepting applications for Scholarships for 2021. Scholarships are awarded based on general Fair participation and those involved specifically in agricultural related activities. Since its inception in the 1950s, the goal of the scholarship program has been to connect the region’s students with agriculture, business, and volunteerism. Two scholarship categories are available:
The Erie County Fair Scholarships seeks students who are enrolled or enrolling in a college or university. These students must have participated in the Erie County Fair in some capacity in order to be eligible. Participation includes, but is not limited to, employment, exhibition, volunteering, marching band, or other performances.
The Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship is limited to students who are pursuing an agriculture related career. Students must be enrolled or enrolling in a college or university and must be able to describe how their field 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.
There are a limited number of scholarships that will be awarded. Eligible applicants do not have to attend a college in Erie County or be residents of New York State.
The 2021 scholarship applications are available online or at area high schools and colleges. The application postmark deadline is April 2, 2021.
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be directed to the Maria Lucero at 716-649-3900 ext. 6413.
About the Erie County Fair
The Erie County Agricultural Society is a private not-for-profit membership organization. Established in 1819, the Society is the oldest civic organization in Western New York. The mission of the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS), sponsors of the Erie County Fair, is to preserve and enhance, by educational endeavors, the agricultural and historical legacy of New York State. The Fair strives to fulfill appropriate aspects of the agricultural, educational, entertainment and recreational needs of Western New York. (www.ECFair.org)