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Saratoga County Fair invites student applications for $1,000 scholarships

BALLSTON SPA – The 2018 New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and New York State Showpeople’s Association college scholarships are open for applications according to a press release from the Saratoga County Fair. This year the NYSAAF and NYSSA will be awarding up to seven $1,000 scholarships to current New York State high school seniors and also students enrolled in college.

To qualify, a student must be active currently or have been active in the past at the Saratoga County Fair or with the New York State Showpeople’s Association. All applicants from Saratoga County must submit their applications through the Saratoga County Fair no later than Friday, April 2, 2018.

“We are proud of the many young people who participate each summer in our Saratoga County Fair. It would be an honor to help them apply for these funds and learn about their plans for higher education,” noted Fair Executive Director Jeff Townsend.

Application is open to all students regardless of their field of study. However, additional consideration may be given to those applicants pursuing a degree in a field related to agriculture, fair management or the outdoor amusement business.

The seven 2017 scholarship recipients included students pursuing studies in animal science, nursing, fashion and textiles, agricultural business development and other areas. None were from Saratoga County last year.

Information is available at the Fair office, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County and from local high school guidance offices.

Applications must be printed and completed from the web at

For more information, contact the Fair office at (518)885-9701.


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