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Up to $25,000 in Scholarships Available!

Deadline to apply is April 2, 2021.
Applications are now closed. Thank you to all those who applied!

For over 181 years, the Erie County Agricultural Society has had the privilege of impacting lives of the people in the WNY community. One way we have been able to give back is by providing the opportunity for young adults to receive one of our Scholarships.

The Erie County Fair and Erie County Agricultural Society offers two scholarship programs annually as part of an effort to foster education and success to students of the area. These scholarships will award students $25,000 again in 2021.

The application for both the Erie County Fair and Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship are the same.

Click the "Apply Here" button below to access the scholarship application page. Please read all the criteria before submitting.

If you have any questions regarding these scholarships, please email mlucero@ecfair.org.


The Erie County Fair Scholarship
Five $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

The Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship
Awards $5,000 Scholarships to selected candidates.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • These students must have participated in the Erie County Fair in some capacity in order to be eligible.
  • Participation includes but is not limited to employment, exhibition, volunteering, marching band, or other performances.
  • Be enrolling or enrolled in an accredited college or university. You or your school does not have to be located in New York State.
  • Limited to students who are pursuing an agriculture related career.
  • Must be able to describe how their field of study will help them in their agricultural endeavors.
  • Be enrolling or enrolled in an accredited college or university. You or your school does not have to be located in New York State.
    Note that you may be asked to participate in an interview by the committee.




Growing Strong Raising Money for Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarships
The Erie County Agricultural Society has partnered with WBBZ-TV to produce a 2 hour broadcast to raise money for the Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship Fund. It is scheduled to air April 11th from 8-10pm on both WBBZ-TV Buffalo and ‘The Erie County Fair’ Facebook Live. The broadcast will feature past scholarship recipients, an interview with CEO and Fair Manager, Jessica Underberg, a background of the program and more, as we raise funds for the scholarship fund.

Click here or more information and to learn how to donate.



New York Association of Agricultural Fairs and New York State Showpeople's Association Scholarship
Student must submit his/her complete application to the member fair or the NYSSA by the April 2, 2021.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a New York State resident
  • Be enrolling or enrolled in an accredited college or university. Your school does not have to be located in New York State.
  • Have participated in a NYSAAF member fair (Erie County Fair is a member fair)
  • Note: Special consideration is given to Fair participants who are pursuing a career in agriculture, fair management, or the outdoor amusement business. However, all are encouraged to apply.
  • Find out more information here

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