The applicant must be a high school junior or senior, or a graduate continuing their education at an accredited institution.They must reside in the State of Ohio, and must have been an active participant in the Ohio State Fair Junior Division and their local County Fair. Applicant must be eligible to be a participant in Junior Fair (not older than 19 years as of January 1, 2016) and still be eligible to show at their County Fair and the Ohio State Fair. All questions on the application form must be answered to be considered for an award. High school and/or collegetranscript must be attached, along with copies of ACT and/orSAT 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 1, 2016. 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 15,2016.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 5, 2016. All other scholarships will be awarded during the Sale of Champions at the Ohio State Fair, Sunday, August 7, 2016.