The Fairgrounds in Hamburg will award $20,000 in Scholarships

High school seniors and/or college students can be awarded up to $20,000 total in scholarship money by the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) and Hamburg Casino.

 Applications are being accepted now through April 13, 2012. To qualify for an ECAS scholarship, students must be enrolling or already enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing studies in any, but not limited to the following fields: Agriculture, Agri-Business, Business/Liberal Arts, Ecology and Environmental Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Flora-culture, Home Economics/ Industrial Arts, Horticulture, Forestry & Natural Resources, or Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology.

Hamburg Casino is offering scholarships to students who are pursuing other fields of education and that have shown participation during the Erie County Fair. Fair participation can be obtained by entering in one of the many competitive exhibits and by participating in the Erie County Fair Marching Band as well as through various types of employment or activities.

Click here to download an application, or they are available in the Guidance Office of all area high schools, at various college Financial Aid Offices, as well as at the Cornell University Cooperative Extension 4-H Office located at 21 South Grove Street in East Aurora. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, contact Russell L. Marquart, CFE at the Fair Office at 716-649-3900 ext. 403.