Gratiot County Fair for Youth Memorial Scholarship


Scholarship Information


The Gratiot County Fair for Youth Memorial Scholarship was created in 2012 by a group of volunteers seeking a way of recognizing the outstanding youth exhibitors at the Fair and supporting them in their pursuit of post-secondary education.  This scholarship is also a way to memorialize those dedicated Fair volunteers who have passed on. 

Recipients of this scholarship have at least five years of experience exhibiting at the Fair and display outstanding leadership skills and service to their community.  The scholarship may be awarded to a graduating high school senior or to a student already enrolled at a college or university or in a trade program. 



Scholarship Criteria

  •       Must be a graduating high school senior accepted at a college, university or trade school OR a   student currently in his or her first year at a college, university or trade school;
  •       Must be a current Gratiot County Fair for Youth exhibitor who has participated for a minimum of five years with a preference to exhibitors who participate in multiple areas;
  •       Display a commitment to community service;
  •       Demonstrate leadership skills;
  •       Must not be a previous recipient of this scholarship;
  •       Must submit an essay outlining the skills learned as a fair exhibitor and how those skills will serve you throughout your lifetime.  Be certain to address the aforementioned criteria.  Essays must be no longer than one typewritten page in an easy to read font. Also include at least one personal letter of reference. 
Two scholarships available for as much as $800 each

Scholarship Recipients

Madelyn Cary

Alma High School

Anna Munger
Alma High School


Previous Recipients


Chloe Brittain
Dylan Macha

Andrea Gallagher
Avery Wood

Emily Maslovich
Austin Brittain

Courtney Crumbaugh
Slade Martin
Luke Mallory

Chelsea Nowlin



Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship


The Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship was established in November 2020 by the family of Sally Kaufmann to honor her decades of service to teaching and continue her legacy in foreign language and education.  Señora Kaufmann’s passion for teaching Spanish and Hispanic culture, along with her special gift for connecting with her students and colleagues, made her a beloved educator.

Sally Kaufmann was dedicated to helping students further their education, achieve their goals, and literally explore the world.  She was a loyal confidant to countless students with whom she shared her wisdom and listened to their dreams. It is her family’s hope that the Señora Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship will assist Alma High School and other Gratiot County students pursue their passion in foreign language, travel, and international studies. 

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