Blue Ribbon
Scholarship Program 2018

Scholarship Programs
The Washington State Fair Foundation is pleased to present over $100,000 in scholarship opportunities to students residing in Washington State this year. The Blue Ribbon Scholarship Program is made possible through the generosity of the Foundation’s donors. Since the inception of the program in 1991, over $1,200,000 in awards have been distributed and have provided a "fair chance" at a college education. As support of the program has grown, so have the opportunities for students. We are now pleased to offer scholarships to students statewide.
Interested in supporting the Blue Ribbon Scholarship Program? Gifts made to Washington State Fair Foundation provide scholarships for college students, keep the Traveling Farm on the road, and allow for new projects to be funded- like Piglet Palace, Classic Coaster Park, The Farm at SillyVille.


Our scholarship system is now open, please click any of the links below to begin the application process.

The following scholarships are now available on our online application:

Apply Online

For any Scholarship questions, please email .

Students only need to submit one application for all our scholarships offered online. The application system will automatically apply students for the scholarships they qualify for. Click any of the scholarships above to see specific qualifications or apply directly at:

Scholarship applications are due February 19, 2018.

*Exception: Tom Absher Memorial Scholarship is due April 15th, 2018

Korum Family Arts Scholarship Competition

The Korum Family Arts Scholarship Competition is intended to promote appreciation for the arts, to encourage young artists in the pursuit of their artistic and educational growth, and to showcase the uniqueness of Washington State.  Scholarships will be awarded to the top three finishers in the competition (first place - $2,500, second place - $1,500, third place - $1,000) and are paid directly to the recipient’s college or university to be used toward tuition or books within 24 months of award. The winning piece (1st place) will be retained by the Foundation and auctioned at the annual Washington State Fair Foundation Round Up Auction; it will not be returned to the student.  All proceeds from the sale of the winning art piece will fund the Washington State Fair Foundation scholarship program.

This is a special competition of the Washington State Fair Junior/Senior High School Art Show.

Please click here for more information on this scholarship 


Held in conjunction with the Jr/Sr High School Art Show, this special competition is only open to high school juniors and seniors (2017-2018 school year.)

Entries should showcase the uniqueness of Washington state - share what makes Washington special to you. One entry per student.

Entries submitted to the Korum Family Arts Scholarship Competition are additional to the Jr/Sr High School Art Show and will be judged separately. The same piece may not be entered in both shows.

A separate entry form is required in addition to regular online registration. For scholarship information and form, click here: KORUM FAMILY ARTS SCHOLARSHIP


GRADE 11 and 12 (2017-2018 School Year)


1000. Uniqueness of Washington, any medium


"Wanderlust" by Rylee Thompson

Communities in Schools of Puyallup
Student Citizen of the Year

Each year, CIS of Puyallup honors one local student who has demonstrated consistent concern for his/her community as part of the March Gladness initiative, has a track record of leadership and a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Student Citizens are nominated by staff and faculty of the Puyallup School District and final selection is made by the CIS Puyallup Board of Directors. The Washington State Fair Foundation funds a $2,500 scholarship to be awarded to the Student Citizen of the Year.

Campbell-Montgomery Scholarship

The Campbell‐Montgomery Scholarship is awarded to one graduating senior from Puyallup, Rogers or Emerald Ridge High School.  The $1,000 award is paid directly to the recipient’s college or university to be used toward tuition or books.  The Campbell‐ Montgomery Scholarship was created by Robert Campbell and Marna Montgomery Campbell in hopes to spur better writing, better communication and better thinking.

To apply complete the Standard Application Form and supplemental information in the Local Schoalrships booklet provided by your high school (only available for Puyallup, Rogers, and Emerald Ridge High School). 

The application will open on February 16, 2018 and the due date is March 16, 2018. Please contact your school counselor for more information about the Local Scholarships booklet and application.

Daffodil Festival Queen's Scholarship

The Washington State Fair Foundation supports the Daffodil Festival by awarding a $5,000 scholarship to the Daffodil Queen. The award is announced at the Queen’s Coronation ceremony in the spring.


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