February 11, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fair Seeks 2013 Scholarship Applicants
Alaska Students Encouraged to Apply by April 15
Palmer, Alaska – The Alaska State Fair is currently accepting applications for its 2013 scholarships. All Alaska junior and senior high school students who plan to attend college or vocational school are eligible to apply. Applications should be mailed or hand delivered to the Alaska State Fair, 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, Alaska 99645, and must be received by Monday, April 15, 2013 at 4 p.m.
This year, the Fair will award a total of $6,500 in scholarships, including $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place. The Fair may also award up to four $500 honorable mention scholarships or increase the award amounts for the first, second or third place recipients. The recipients will be announced on or before May 1.
Students interested in applying for a 2013 scholarship must submit the following items by 4 p.m. on April 15:
Applicants should choose one of the following topics for the essay or creative project:
The Fair continues to seek new ways to raise money for scholarships. In 2012, the Fair supported the Palmer Rotary’s first-ever Cabbage Classic Lottery, which gave fairgoers a chance to guess the weight of the winning cabbage in the Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off. The winner received half of the proceeds and the remainder was split between the Fair and Rotary.
Last year, the Fair awarded $7,500 to nine Alaska students. Recipients included Jasmine Masferrer of Wasilla, Austin Roberts of Fairbanks, Diloola A. Erickson of Galena, Elizabeth Wheatall of Anchorage, Eva Colberg of Palmer, Nathan Owens of Palmer, Devynn Maclure of Palmer, Haley Wangberg of Wasilla, and Amy Roy of Palmer.