Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program

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Presented by Friends of the California State Fair

The Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program is a collaborative effort between the Friends of the California State Fair, the California Exposition and State Fair, the California State Fair Agricultural Advisory Council, the Ironstone Concours Foundation, and Blue Diamond Growers. This program seeks to motivate well-rounded, high academic achievers.

The online application for the 2021-2022 scholarships opens Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Click below to apply and to access the scholarship requirements and FAQs.

Scholarship Program Timeline

  • Application Opens: November 10, 2020
  • Application Deadline: March 2, 2021
  • Recommendation Deadline: March 9, 2021
  • Scholarship Recipients Notified: by the end of April 2021
  • Scholarship Checks Issued: August 2021

For any questions regarding the program or technical assistance, applicants should contact our program support team: ContactUs@applyISTS.com (subject: FCSF).

Other questions may be directed to Jennifer Rousseve, Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Liaison: jennifer1021@comcast.net.

History of the Gala and Scholarship Program

 

The Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program was initiated in 1993 as a collaborative effort of the Friends of the California State Fair, the California Exposition & State Fair and the California State Fair Agricultural Advisory Council.

The Gala dinner sponsors, ticket buyers, and our live and silent auction sponsors provide a majority of the funding for the scholarships.

Gala Scholarship Winner

2019 Scholarship Winner Katherine Brafford

Gala Scholarship Winners

2019 Scholarship Winners

Each year, the Friends of the California State Fair Student Scholarships help our state’s most promising students achieve their goals and realize their dreams by granting scholarships to a broad range of academic studies.

They are presented to college students and graduating high school seniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership potential, civic accomplishments, and a strong sense of personal commitment to continuing their education.