The Ohio State Fair offers scholarships to high school students and recent graduates in an effort to recognize their accomplishments as junior fair exhibitors. Applications for the 2014 scholarships are currently available online nowCompleted applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2014
High school juniors and seniors during the current (2013-2014) academic year, as well as recent high school graduates who are continuing their education at an accredited institution in an undergraduate course of study in any field, are eligible to apply.

Applicants will be judged on scholastic standing, citizenship and leadership, Ohio State Fair participation, county fair participation and financial need. Scholarships will be presented during the Sale of Champions at the Ohio State Fair held on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.

Established in 1995, the Youth Reserve Program’s was developed to reward junior exhibitors who participate in the Ohio State Fair. Funds for the program come from the dollars received over a cap that is placed on the amount an exhibitor can receive from the Sale of Champions. The funds from the program are distributed among carcass contests, scholarships, outstanding market exhibitor program, outstanding breeding exhibitor program, showmanship, skillathons, 4-H and FFA. The Youth Reserve Program has awarded $2,291,925 to approximately 31,500 youth exhibitors since its inception.

Download the scholarship application here

2013 Scholarship Recipients

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