Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Just in from the Western Idaho Fair

Western Idaho Fair Supports Students in Agriculture

Boise–Western Idaho Fair is offering up to two new $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors with an intended career path in agriculture.

"Students have the opportunity to receive as much as $4,000 in scholarship money from us,” said Bobbie Nida, administrator of the Agricultural Excellence Scholarship Program. "Should they continue to qualify after receiving their first scholarship, they can continue to receive $1,000 per year through their senior year of college.”

Now in its eighth year, the program currently has nine students on its roster. With a mission of fostering young adults in an agricultural field, Western Idaho Fair is looking for students pursuing agricultural majors or intentions to major in an Idaho college or university. FFA and 4-H membership, a 3.0 grade point average, community activities, Western Idaho Fair participation and other qualifications are required in the application process.

Butler Amusements, ITT Technical Institute and Western Idaho Fair are sponsors of the Agricultural Excellence Scholarship Program. Fair patrons are a main support vessel as well – those parking in the Scholarship Parking Lot during Western Idaho Fair contribute $5 per car with all proceeds going toward the scholarship program.

Log on to for complete instructions and application. Applications for the 2011 season are due postmarked by April 15, 2011. Call 208-287-5650 for further questions.

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