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Kenton County Fair Board

In 2023 the Kenton County Fair Board Scholarship Committee was developed. The purpose of this committee is to give back to the community while introducing youth of the community to the Fair Board and the behind the scenes that takes place to have a successful fair. Our hopes are that through this process when the youth have become adults they will want to join the Fair Board in order to carry on the tradition of a county fair. 
Requirements to apply:
  • Applicants must be a graduating senior, from a local high school or accredited home school program OR a current student in post-secondary establishment. Applicants may continue to apply until they complete their post-secondary program from a local high school or from an accredited Home School Program. (Kenton, Boone, Grant, Campbell, Pendleton)

  • Completed 6 hours of required yearly volunteer time at Kenton Co Fair Grounds the year of scholarship application.

  • Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or another institute of education.  

  • Applicants will submit an essay stating why they would like to be the recipient of this scholarship. Must include how this scholarship would be beneficial and their goals for the future. Essay should not exceed two pages. 

  • Enrollment verification must be sent with application.

  • A completed application form must be received by Friday August 3,2024

  • Mail applications to ​​

​             Kenton Co Fair Scholarship

             C/O Cheyenne E Kiser

             P.O Box 101

             Independence KY, 41051

  • Application and Essay may also be emailed to

  • Winners will be selected by the Scholarship Committee of Kenton Co Fair Board.

  • Winners will be notified of their award by August 15,2023.

  • Winners will be announced at the Kenton Co Fair Annual Dinner and are expected to attend to receive their award and for pictures. Scholarships will be awarded up to $1,000.00, per selected recipient.


The amount awarded will be determined by the scholarship committee, based on the established criteria and essay. Each recipient of the scholarship will only be eligible to be awarded one time.

You can access the application by going to and selecting scholarship at the bottom of the page. Print the form and mail to the above address with essay and your log of completed volunteer hours.  

Decisions made by the Kenton Co Fair Scholarship Committee are final.


***If you are a participant showing animals for 4-H, volunteering with 4-H for additonal events or in the Open Show, maintenance (setting up the ring, clean up, etc.),  can not be counted as volunteer hours for this scholarship***

The scholarship is soley awarded by the Kenton County Fair Board and has no association with 4-H or FFA.

2023 Scholarship Winner - Chey Kiser .jpg

2023 Scholarship Recipient  
Cheyenne M Kiser

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