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2020 Scholarship Recipients

The Erie County Agricultural Society and the Erie County Fair have awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors and college students (through their junior year).

Erie County Fair Scholarship
Scholarships were open to any student who participates in any of the Erie County Fair departments, activities, or operations. Direct involvement was required. The recipient or their school does not have to be located in New York State.

2020 Erie County Fair Scholarship Winners are as follows:
Dylan Kehr of Lawtons, NY
Rachel McNamara of East Aurora, NY
Meganne Chapman of Cattaraugus, NY
Rachel Norvilitis of Orchard Park, NY
Annika Smith of Hamburg, NY

Erie 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 2020 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." The recipient or their school does not have to be located in New York State.

2020 Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship Winners are as follows:
Morgan Depue of Hamburg, NY
Jessica Engel of Springville, NY
Miriam Hoelscher of Eden, NY
Bryanna Warner of Frewsburg, NY




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



Fred E & Anne R Sparling Memorial
Agricultural Scholarship
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:
Hayley Roehling
Lilyanna Berghorn
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