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State Fair of Virginia Scholarship Program


When you have enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade program, the earnings will be paid directly to your student account at your educational institution. To access scholarship funds after enrolling in a school, you will complete the Scholarship Payment Request Form and submit the form to the school’s registrar’s office. The registrar’s office will then forward the request to the State Fair of Virginia for payment.

Scholarships not used by your 24th birthday will revert from your name back into the State Fair of Virginia Scholarship Fund. You may not request that funds be transferred to another student.

Scholarship eligible competitions include:

4-H & FFA Competitions

AgriScience – Demo
AgriScience – Poster
Horticulture Demo
Horticulture Student Garden
Jr. Forrester
Small Engines Troubleshooting
Tractor Troubleshooting

Livestock Competitions

Dairy Cattle
Dairy Goats
Meat Goats
Sale of Champions

SkillsUSA Competitions

Auto Body Repair – Team
Automotive Technology – Team
Carpentry – Team
Fantasy Comb-out
Manikin Comb-out
Total Fashion
HVACR – Team
Masonry – Team
Residential Wiring

Other Competitions

Fine Arts
Two Dimensional
Three Dimensional
4-H Horse Show
High School Rodeo


Scholarships earned through State Fair competitions in 2012 and earlier are held in an account at Virginia Tech. Students with scholarship earnings from 2012 and earlier will receive an annual statement from that account and will submit a similar request to the Virginia Tech Foundation for disbursal of funds. Therefore, a student who earned scholarships both before and after the 2012 State Fair will request scholarship funds from two organizations.

Virginia 4-H Foundation Scholarship Payment Request

For more information

If you have questions regarding the Scholarship Program or procedures, please contact Stuart Sanders at 804-994-2743.

Read the Scholarship Committee Charter

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