Honoring designated individuals for their leadership of, and service to, the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair and/or the Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation.
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in grades 9 through 12 at or must be a graduate of an eligible high school in the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. In the case of an elementary or middle school, scholarship recipients must be enrolled in the highest grade offered at the school and the school must be located in one of the named parishes.
Selection criteria are: scholarship, leadership, and community service. The selection process is left entirely in the hands of the managing institution.
Proceeds from the Scholarship Funds
Proceeds are defined as the earnings on the endowed funds. Scholarship awards may not exceed those earnings.
In the case of scholarship funds set up at designated high schools, proceeds from those funds must be used to defray tuition and fees for grades 9 through 12 at the designated school itself, not to a graduating senior. In the case of scholarship funds set up at designated elementary or middle schools, proceeds from those funds must be used to defray tuition and fees for the highest grade level at the school.
In the case of scholarship funds set up at designated colleges or universities, each honoree may further designate that proceeds from his or her named scholarship fund must be:
Awarded to a graduate of a specific eligible high school.
Awarded to someone from a specific eligible parish or community.
Awarded to someone pursuing a particular field of study.
Any of the above combined.
Must be located within one of the designated parishes.
Must have 501c3 or equivalent designation from the IRS.