2019 Scholarship WinnersErie County Fair and Hamburg Gaming Scholarship
The Erie County Agricultural Society, Erie County Fair and Hamburg Gaming have awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors and college students (through their junior year).
Scholarships were open to any student who participates in any of the Erie County Fair departments, activities, or operations. Direct involvement was required.
While students pursuing a career in agriculture were encouraged to apply, scholarships were NOT limited to this career choice. 2019 Erie County Fair/Hamburg Gaming Scholarship Winners are as follows:
Claire Ermer - Tonawanda, NY
Anna Jegierski - Alden, NY
Rachel McNamara - East Aurora, NY
Marie Nercessian - Hamburg, NY
Margaret McGuire - Buffalo, NYErie County Agricultural Society Scholarship
The Erie County Agricultural Society awarded scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in agriculture or ag-related fields.
Students must be enrolled in an accredited university for Fall 2019 and must be able to explain how their course of study will help them to achieve a career in agriculture.
The scholarships sought individuals who are working parallel to the Erie County Agricultural Society's mission statement, "to preserve and enhance the agricultural and historical legacy of New York State."
Please note: Students did not have to attend a college in New York State to apply. 2019 Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship Winners are as follows:
Morgan DePue - Hamburg, NY
Miriam Hoelscher - Eden, NY
Emily Boldt - Stafford, NY
Emily Mikel, Stafford, NY
Emily Starceski - Sherman, NY
Chase Gerhardt, East Aurora, NY
Bryanna Warner - Fewsburg, NYFred E & Anne R Sparling Memorial
A scholarship developed by Mr and Mrs Fred and Anne Sparling with support from Richard Campbell, their attorney and advisor. Mr and Mrs Sparling loved the life and lifestyle of the farming operation and the Akron community. They particularly enjoyed the camaraderie of "farm folks" who were always trying to help one another, often worked hard together and shared good times. They had no children of their own to carry on their farming venture. This scholarship was set up under the perpetual control of the Erie County Agricultural Society with the stipulation and mandate that a suitable award be made to an Akron School Senior who is going on to some endeavor in education in agricultural related pursuits. 2019 Fred E & Anne R Sparling Memorial Agricultural Scholarship Winners are as follows: