April 5-14, 2024 (Closed Mon-Wed)



One of the missions of the Maricopa County Fair, Inc. is to promote education to youth. The Scholarship Program (Educational Grant) is just one of the ways to accomplish this mission. In 2022 the fair awarded a total of $68,500 in scholarships to 15 deserving youth.

Participation Requirements:  Must be a High School Senior, or will be attending your first year of college as a full time student (min 12 credits), are less than 22 years of age, a resident of Maricopa County, have participated in the Maricopa County Fair at least 2 times including the year of application and have a grade point average of 2.5 or greater, you may qualify to receive a scholarship.  Application Deadline will be February 24, 2023.

Plan ahead! You can meet your participation requirement by entering an exhibit in any department at the fair or volunteering to work at the fair or in the fair office.

Sponsorship: If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact our office at 602-252-0717 ex. 403. 100% of all donations go directly to the scholarship fund and are tax deductible!


Unfortunately, on April 13th we lost a dear friend to our county fair. Kevin Rogers passed away unexpectedly. He was a board member, past president, and long time supporter of our youth. 

In his memory, we have created the Kevin Rogers Memorial Scholarship. If you would like to donate, please mail your check (made payable to Maricopa County Fair with Kevin Rogers in the memo line) to Maricopa County Fair 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007. If you would like to donate and pay with a credit card, please email [email protected]. An e-invoice will be emailed to you. There is a 3% fee for using a credit card.

Remember, all donations go directly to the scholarship fund and are tax deductible!



Please print and upload completed signature with your application


Please follow link below to complete your application online.

Please note that you will need the following in order to complete and submit your application:

  • Signature page with Student, Club Leader, and Parent/Guardian signature
  • Copy of current transcript of grades from High School Administration or college. Fall of 2022 grades must be included. 
  • Current letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with your achievements. (Letter must be dated after December 1, 2022.   (Examples:  4-H leader, FFA advisor, school or community letter.)
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