The State Fair of West Virginia is pleased to announce the awarding of five $1,000 four-year scholarships to youth who have participated in the State Fair, excelled academically, and demonstrated leadership and civic responsibilities.
“It’s an honor to be able to recognize these individuals who not only represent our fair well, but the entire state of West Virginia,” State Fair CEO Kelly Collins stated. “We hope that they continue to excel wherever they may go.”
2022 award recipients and the schools they are attending are:
- Recipient of the 13th Annual Gus R. Douglass Scholarship – Lauren Ballard, Waiteville – South Dakota State University
- Delaney Lucey, Glen Easton – Oklahoma State University
- Emma Kesterson, Crawley – West Virginia University
- Mason Glascock, Fraziers Bottom – University of Kentucky
- Willa Gibson, Renick – North Carolina State University
This scholarship is funded through the State Fair Endowment, which was created in 2006 to ensure the long-term support of three key areas: Scholarships, Youth Educational Enrichment Programs, and Agricultural Competitive Exhibit Premiums.
Scholarships will be awarded during the 2022 State Fair.
The 10-day State Fair of West Virginia is celebrating 97 years of “Mountain Grown Fun,” on Aug. 11-22. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. Join the conversation by using #sfwv2022!