The Fort Bend County Fair is accepting applications for their scholarship program. The opportunity to earn a Fair scholarship is open to a wide range of qualifying students, but you must apply. The Fair will provide $4,000 scholarships for up to 50 Fort Bend County students. Since 1979, the Fort Bend County Fair has been giving back to the county’s youth through its scholarship program. Past recipients have represented kids who have been livestock exhibitors, parade participants, art students, and yet for some, they had never been to the Fair. The deadline to submit a scholarship application is Thursday, January 27, 2022. In addition, three Fair Queen Scholarships will be awarded. “We encourage students to apply and grasp this opportunity. No matter what your involvement with the Fair may be, this is a great way to help fund your education,” says Cindy Schmidt, Fair Manager.
For 2021 the Fair awarded $185,000.00 worth of scholarships to Fort Bend County students. Forty-four of those scholarships were for academic achievement. 2021 Scholarship recipients are eligible to apply as a 2nd-year applicant and are instructed to call the Fair office for an application.
2020 recipient and University of Houston student Jordan Holub shared, “This scholarship has allowed me to successfully complete my first year of undergraduate studies without the burden of financial struggles. As a pre-medical student, the scholarship allowed me time to focus more on academics, organizations, and taking part in my community.”
For more information on the 2022 scholarship rules and application, visit fortbendcountyfair.com or call the fair office at 281-342-6171.