Ohio Expositions Commission Scholarships

In an effort to recognize outstanding Ohio youth and to help those interested in furthering their education, the Ohio Expositions Commission has established a scholarship program. 

The applicant must reside in the State of Ohio, and must have been both eligible to be a participant in the Junior Fair (not older than 19 years of age as of January 1, 2017) and must have served as an active participant in both the Ohio State Fair Junior Division and their local County Fair.

All questions on the application form must be answered to be considered for an award. College transcript must be attached, along with copies of ACT and/ or SAT scores. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Please mail completed applications, along with a photo to Ohio State Fair Scholarship Committee, Agriculture Department, 717 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2017.Please review complete list of scholarships and application guidelines here.

Applications will be judged on the following basis:

  • Scholastic Standing 25%
  • Citizenship and Leadership 25%
  • Ohio State Fair Participation 30%
  • County Fair Participation 20%

Applicants may be required to be interviewed at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

Previous winners are eligible to compete, as long as they meet the above requirements.

All scholarship recipients will be notified by June 20, 2017.

Junior Fair Hall of Fame Non-Livestock Exhibits and Activities scholarships will be awarded at the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame luncheon on August 3, 2017.

All other scholarships will be awarded during the Sale of Champions at the Ohio State Fair on August 6, 2017.