Scholarships

Each year, the Howard County Fair Association offers up to six $2,000 scholarships to be awarded to qualified individuals to assist with their educational expenses. The Fair Association hopes that the scholarship recipients will some day return to the Fair as volunteers.

Congrats to THE 2017 winners!

Caroline E. Beall, Jennifer M. Brigante, Jacob A. Carroll, Matthew T. Chaney, Katelin P. Johnson, Kevin J. Spicer

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Eligibility criteria

  • Applicant must be or have been a member of the Howard County 4-H program and must have participated in the Howard County Fair.
  • Applicant should be directing their education toward agriculture, home economics, or a related field such as: plant or animal science, business, consumer affairs, child development, economics, biochemistry, microbiology, veterinary science, and trade school.
  • Applicant must be at least a current junior in high school.
  • Previous winners cannot apply
  • The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient's college, university, or trade school.  If the winner is not currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school, the money will be held up to three (3) years, at which time it will revert to the Howard County Fair Association, Inc.
  • The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.

Judging Criteria

  • Citizenship, leadership, and achievement based on 4-H records (50%)
  • Fair involvement and leadership (30%)
  • Grades (15%)
  • Future Plans (5%)

How to Apply

A completed application form, current official sealed transcript of grades, and a head/shoulder photograph must be submitted.  All application material will be returned.

Applicants must attach a copy of their most recent 4-H Summary Form, 4-H Story, and their 4-H Resume.  If these records are out of date, they may be updated with an attachment.  Applicants may also attach evidence of community or school recognition.

Applications must be delivered to the Howard County Fair Office no later than 6:00PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018, the last day of the Howard County Fair.  Scholarship winners will be announced at the Annual Howard County Fair Stockholders Dinner, held on the fourth Tuesday in October.

CLICK HERE to download your scholarship application

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State Fair Scholarships

The Maryland State Fair offers two scholarships for students. Recipients of the Maryland State Fair Scholarship Awards and the Marlin K. Hoff Scholarship will be recognized during the Maryland State Fair at a special ceremony.

Click here to learn more about Maryland State Fair scholarships

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Past Scholarship Recipients

2017 - Caroline Beall, Jennifer Brigante, Jacob Carroll, Matthew Chaney, Katelin Johnson, Kevin Spicer

2016 - Dean Bennett, Mitchell Feaga, Brian Loveless, Maura McGraw

2015 - Audrey Bennett, Eric Fiege, Brian Glenn, Sara Gordon, Lauren Hollidge, Anna Schuster

2014 - Jennifer Carroll, Kristen Clark, Morin French, Ashley Reed, Laura Thomas, Nicolette Wolfrey

2013 - Amy Bodine, Stephanie Clark, Cynthia Garner, Emmy Shafer, Nicole Hodiak, Elisabeth Lemmon

2012 - Tyler Hough, Katie Loveless, Victoria Vidi, Tyler Seals, Rebecca Connor, William Fiege

2011 - Amy Albrecht, Troy Bennett, Kelly James, Sara Kouroupis, Anna Larimore, Shailin O'Connell

2010 - Claire Bennett, Austin Carroll, Michelle Hodiak, William Loveless, Danielle McCoy-Fleming, Samantha Murdock

2009 - Alexander McCoy, Virginia "Beth" Coles, Julie Roby, Kayla Seals, Lauren Bresnock, Megan Clark

2008 - Brittany Bowman, Kathryn Knaus, Carolyn McGraw, Caitilin Patrick, Katherine Robinson, Kathy Thornton

2007 - Danielle Betz, Laura Bradley, Melinda Gilmer, Nathan Glenn, Katrina Roseland, Mitchell Smallwood

2006 - Elizabeth Currier, Scott Fry, Brittany Full, Rebecca Hamilton, Gregory Parks, Kathleen Littleton

2005 - Amanda Arrington, Alexandra Barnard, Emma Bullock, Lian French, Kevin McCoy, Benjamin Warfield

2004 - Ryan Bennett, Jenna Cumberland, Gandalf French, Lyndsay Glasscock, Anna Levenstein, Anna Schlicht

2003 - Matthew Biegel, Kathleen Fry, Sarah Hunt, Risa Levenstein, Christine Littleton, John McCoy

2002 - Anna Baran, Curtis Bullock, Cynthia Dixon, Robert Rynarzewski, Kathryn Lessels, Erika Thomas

2001 - Andrew Cumberland, Elyse Evans, Alexander Smallwood, Rebecca Sparenberg, Jenna Starr, Rebecca Warfield

2000 - Darla Bouma, Courtney Hill-Dukehart, Caela O'Connell, Andrea Warfield

1999 - Jamie Bullock, Stephanie Grutzmacher, Amy Iager, Megan Rynarzewski

1998 - Adrianne Buschling, April Jackson, Leanne Jacobson, Christine Schulze

1997 - Sarah Beck, Allison Brown, Anthony Fleg, Rebecca Patrick

1996 - Daniela Bals, Jennifer Bly, Jeanne Howell, Christopher Seymour

1995 - Justin Brendel, Robert Currier, Jason Hough, Jason Murray

1994 - Mark Iager, Jason Keplinger, Dawn Knill, Christopher Mullinix