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Grand Drive Scholarships

The Kansas State Fair Grand Drive Scholarship Program is to provide educational opportunities and recognition to youth livestock exhibitors who have demonstrated excellence, commitment, and integrity as ambassadors of the Kansas State Fair Junior Livestock Program. Up to ten $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually and recipients are recognized at the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive Gala.
The Kansas State Fair Grand Drive is committed to supporting the next generation in realizing their dreams. Your gift, regardless of the amount, will make a difference! Donors wishing to contribute to the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive Scholarship fund can do so by accessing the Hutchinson Community Foundation online donation portal.

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship recipients. To learn more about each student, select their name below.

Clay Brillhart
Clay Pelton
Faye Smith
Kami McComb
Kara Riffel
Lawson Collins
Rachel Sebesta
Rilee McGraw
Sage Collins
Courtney Baetz

Applicants that have applied in the past, but were not awarded a scholarship, and are still elegible by enrollment standards are allowed to reapply for the current year's scholarships.

Applicants will be required to submit the following items at the time of application:
  • High School & Post-Secondary Grade Reports - Official transcripts not required. A copy of online grade report showing applicant's name and organization's name is acceptable.
  • Essay - 500 words or less describing which experiences in showing livestock at the KSF Grand Drive have resonated the most with you and why and describing your leadership and career goals for the future and how the KSF Grand Drive has influenced these goals
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.

Kansas State Fair Grand Drive Mission Statement:

To provide recognition for champion market and breeding beef, sheep, swine, and meat goat winners of the Kansas State Fair, and to organize a celebration for the year’s accomplishments of all eligible 4-H &FFA livestock exhibitors. It is also our purpose to serve as an advisory board to the Kansas State Fair board for the Kansas State Fair youth livestock show.

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