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For over 183 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. In 2023, we are awarding students $40,000! An increase of what has been awarded in the past.

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

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.
Deadline to submit is April 14th, 2023
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2022 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.

2022 Erie County Fair Scholarship Winners are as follows:
Dylan Kehr of Lawtons, NY
Taylor Schofield of Pavilion, NY
Rachel Kehr of Lawtons, NY
Rachel McNamara of East Aurora, NY
Haley Kehr of Lawtons, 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 2021 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.

2022 Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship Winners are as follows:
Erin Hayes of Holland, NY
Allison McNamara of East Aurora, NY
Miranda Nickerson of Corry, PA
Ella Wierzba of Boston, NY
Jessica Engel of Springville, NY
Jennifer Hoelscher of Eden, NY
Aubrey Gerhardt of East Aurora, NY


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