The information below has been supplied by dairy marketers and other industry organizations. It has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard’s Dairyman.The Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc. has awarded multiple college scholarships, with a combined value of $10,000, through its: F. Grove Miller Maryland State Fair Scholarship Program named in recognition of Chairman Emeritus and Honorary Board Member Miller and the Marlin K. Hoff Scholarship Program named in memory of former Board Member Hoff.
"Since its inception in 1879, agriculture education has been one of the Maryland State Fair's top priorities," said Maryland State Fair General Manager Andy Cashman. "Our competitive scholarships highlight and reward the accomplishments of youth, help them with their educational pursuits, and promote the importance of agriculture to our state and world."
The F. Grove Miller Maryland State Fair Scholarship Program annually recognizes the importance of education and youth participation in the Maryland State Fair. This year, the Maryland State Fair & Agricultural Society, Inc. awarded four $2,000 Scholarships to Maryland youth who have participated as exhibitors at the Maryland State Fair and who are enrolled in a four-year college, post-secondary college or trade school. Applicants completed an essay and made a video on the impact of their experience participating in the Maryland State Fair and how the scholarship will benefit them with their career goals.
2022 F. Grove Miller Maryland State Fair Scholarship Winners:
Sydney Garner, of Newburg in Charles County, attends University of Kentucky.
Ariona Heise, of Hagerstown in Washington County, attends Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.
Lesley Porterfield, of Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County, attends University of Maryland College Park.
Allison Stoner, of Taneytown in Carroll County, attends Auburn University.
The 2022 Marlin K. Hoff $2,000 Scholarship is awarded to a Maryland youth who exhibited at the Maryland State Fair, has carried a dairy project, and is enrolled in a four-year college, post-secondary college or trade school.
2022 Marlin K. Hoff Scholarship Winner:
Charles "Chad" Patterson, of Chestertown in Queen Anne's County, attends Purdue University.
To obtain 2023 F. Grove Miller Maryland State Fair and Marlin K. Hoff Scholarship Program information and application forms, go to: https://www.marylandstatefair.com/general-info/scholarships
For additional information, contact Ms. Edie Bernier at 410-252-0200, x225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.