Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program

Awarded By:

California Exposition & State Fair

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Number of awards vary annually
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be attending an accredited college/university in the U.S.
  2. Must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0
  3. Must be a California resident with a valid ID
  4. Be a current high school Must be a senior (or graduating Junior) enrolling in a four-year accredited college or university, or an accredited community college in the state of California

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Friends of the California State Fair offers 12 categories of scholarships with varying eligibility requirements. Applicants may apply for one scholarship category of their choice per year. Applicants must meet all of the criteria for a specific scholarship to be an eligible candidate. Applicants must plan to enroll for both the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters. Students graduating after the fall 2023 are not eligible to apply, as this scholarship is intended for the full academic year. The Friends of the California State Fair offers 12 categories of scholarships with varying eligibility requirements: • Agricultural Students (current college student) • Agricultural Students (high school senior) • Art Major • Business Major • California State Fair Exhibitors or Volunteers • Culinary, Hospitality, or Event Planning Major • International Agriculture Students (sponsored by Blue Diamond) • Sacramento Region Top Achiever • Teacher Credential Program • Top 10 Percent of Class • Trade School Program • Wine & Grape Growing Major Applicants may apply for one scholarship category of their choice per year. Applicants must meet all of the criteria for a specific scholarship to be an eligible candidate. Applicants must plan to enroll for both the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters. Students graduating after the fall 2023 are not eligible to apply, as this scholarship is intended for the full academic year.

Application requirements for the Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Proof of Volunteer hours
Additional Information:

Award Amount: Chosen applicants will receive between up to $2,500  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $30,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, March 2, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, March 2, 2023

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the listed deadline. No incomplete/late submissions will be accepted. Application Timeline: • Application Open: December 12, 2022 • Application Deadline: March 2, 2023 • Recommendation Deadline: March 9, 2023 • Notification of Selection Results: April 2023 • Funds Disbursed: August 2023
About California Exposition & State Fair:
Contact Information: Natalie Minas, Program Department
Address: 1600 Exposition Blvd. Sacramento, California 95815

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