The Michigan State Fair Gold Ribbon Program/Youth Scholarship Program

Applications Due | August 18, 2017

  • Applications for Michigan State Fair Scholarships are extended for the Armada Fair until August 18, 2017. 
  • You do not need to win a Golden Ribbon to enter and apply for a scholarship.
  • If you are a Golden Ribbon winner, you do not need to pay the youth entry fee. 
  • Six projects, up to ten, allows you to get the most points on the scholarship application.
  • If you can not enter your Golden Ribbon item into the State Fair this year, you may enter it the following year, with the possibility of paying an entry fee.
  • See the links attached for further information. 

In 2013, the Michigan State Fair, A Private Entity LLC revived the Gold Ribbon Program and also initiated a new Agricultural Urban/Rural Youth Scholarship Program.  This program recognizes young people who are making a difference in our cities, towns and villages by clearing, planting and harvesting garden space for their families and neighborhoods. We are pleased to announce that for 2017, the Michigan State Fair is awarding $40,000 to these outstanding Youth.