Friday, September 10, 2010

The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: October 10th
Over the last 56 years, the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Association is proud to have contributed over 2.5 million dollars to local charities and awarded scholarships to worthy students who have exhibited a desire to further their education. The Association's purpose in offering these scholarships is to encourage personal growth and assistance to qualified students planning to major in agriculture, veterinary medicine and other fields of study. The deadline for receiving Scholarshp applications is October 10th.
At time of application, a student must be a be a resident of Duval, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Nassau or St. Johns County and at least a high school senior, enrolled or planning to enroll in a four year university, junior college or technical institution. The scholarship application must include an essay, (500 words or less) briefly discussing the applicants background and leadership abilities. Applicants should list any community, high school, college, sorority, fraternity or religous organizations in which they are now or have been involved and their leadership experience within those organizations. The application package should also include three, (3) origional letters of recommendation.
Scholarship funds are assigned to and administered by the applicant's college, university or technical institution. Should the chosen applicant leave school, any unused portion of the scholarship will be returned to the Fair.
Although the application may be e-mailed ( or faxed (904-353-5458) the three lettters of recommendation must be originals and can not be faxed or e-mailed. They can be delivered or mailed to the office of the Greater Jacksonville Fair Association to complete the scholarship application package by October 10th.
Only complete packages will not be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee whose decisions are final. Scholarship winners will be anounced during the Greater Jacksonville Fair.
Mail to The Jacksonville Fairgrounds
510 Fairgrounds Place
Jacksonville, FL 32202