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2024 Scholarship Program

The 2024 scholarship awards include:

  • $3,000 first-place award
  • $2,000 second-place award
  • $1,500 third-place award
  • $1,000 4-H/FFA/Vendor award
  • One $500 honorable mention award

Every student who submits a completed application will receive two free admissions to the 2024 Fair, which is scheduled for August 16 – September 2.

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter including student’s name, address, phone and email, school name and phone, counselor’s name, and the name of the college or vocational school he or she plans to attend
  • Extracurricular resume including interests, clubs, community service and/or employment
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A photo that may be used for publicity purposes
  • Written essay (1,000 words or less) or creative project (audio, video, performance or visual arts, business plan, social media campaign, arts and crafts, photography, etc.). Please note that DVDs/External Hard Drives will not be accepted. Students can submit videos online by uploading to their personal YouTube, Instagram or other video account, then entering the video URL on the submission page. All application materials should be submitted at or mailed to:
    Alaska State Fair
    Attn: Kelly Larson
    2075 Glenn Hwy
    Palmer, Alaska 99645

The written essay or creative project should address one of the following topics:

  • What are the biggest social and economic impacts the Alaska State Fair has contributed to the local economy?
  • Alaska is number one in the nation for new farmers. We have the youngest population of farmers and the largest percentage of women involved in agriculture. What can the Fair do to keep this trend growing? 
  • In light of the  Fair’s mission statement, how can the Fair have a greater benefit on your community or in the state of Alaska?
  • The Alaska State Fair is always looking for innovative and fun events, activities and contests that are free with Fair admission to fairgoers. Create a new event, activity or contest that has minimal cost for the Fair.
  • How would you use a 12-foot by 12-foot booth space at the Fair to start your own business or to sell goods or services?
  • Explain your involvement in the Fair OR how the Fair has impacted your life.

Please note that ideas submitted become the property of the Alaska State Fair.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 27, 2024, by 4:30 p.m. AKDT.

Submit online or Mail/Deliver to:
Alaska State Fair,
2075 Glenn Hwy,
Palmer, Alaska 99645

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

For more information contact:

Kelly Larson
Fair Director of Community and Corporate Relations
907.746.7164 or [email protected].

2024 Scholarship Application