Scholarship Program

 

The Michigan State Fair is committed to promoting and recognizing excellence in agricultural, and is pleased to announce the continuance of our successful Gold Ribbon Scholarship Program.

It is the mission of the Michigan State Fair to promote and celebrate the positive achievements in Michigan Rural and Urban Agriculture, Business, and Industry. To fulfill that mission we annually recognize and celebrate those youth participating in Rural and Urban Agriculture development and this year will be awarding $40,000 in scholarship dollars. We are able to award these dollars because of our amazing partners Michigan Foundation for Agriculture, ITC, The
Detroit Shriners, The Kroger Company of Michigan, Guernsey Farms Dairy, and C.F. Burger Creamery.

 

Who is eligible to compete for a Scholarship?

 

Animal/Livestock Exhibitors, Home Arts and Agriculture Exhibitors, and Urban Farming Youth exhibitors 

Home Arts and/or Agriculture Exhibitors in these areas will compete for up to twelve (12) $500 Scholarships. Eligible to exhibitors eight (8) years of age and no older than twenty (20) years of age as of January 1 of the current year.

 

Animal exhibitors at the Michigan State Fair in the Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goat, Swine, Rabbits, Poultry, and Equine areas are eligible to compete for a $1,000 or a $500 scholarship in each species.

Eligible to exhibitors eight (8) years of age and no older than twenty (20) years of age as of January 1 of the current year.

 

Urban Farming youth from cities of 30,000 people or more are eligible to apply for Scholarships based on their contributions to the production of food in their community. Youth Exhibitor: K-12thGrade. Youth must be five (5) years
of age, but not over twenty (20) years of age as of January 1 of the current year. Date of birth must be on entry form.

 

Open to Michigan youth only.

Home Arts/Agriculture Scholarships will be accepted until August 16th

(must be in the office by that date).

 

Livestock/Equine and Urban Scholarships are due by August 5

(must be in the office by that date).

Below are the applications for the scholarships:

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