Submit your essay for your chance at a $500 scholarship by Aug. 31, 2017!

The Ohio State Fair has come to a close, but there is still an opportunity for current fifth graders (exiting fourth grade students from the 2016-2017 academic year) to receive a $500 scholarship if they visited the Fair to participate in the Ag is Cool program this year!

The Agriculture is Cool program, inspired by the initiative of Gov. John R. Kasich, allows exiting fourth grade students to enter the Fair for free. By simply attending the Fair and writing an essay on what they learned, students can apply for one of four $500 scholarships.

The deadline to submit the essays via email to is Aug. 31, 2017. For more information and official rules, please visit



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