The Youth Fair’s 2016 Scholarship Program accepting applications

 

MIAMI, Fla. – Dec. 9, 2015 – The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition announced the application process has begun for its annual Scholarship Program open to high school seniors.

The organization increased to 129 the number of $1,000 college scholarships it will give out in 2016. The awards will be distributed at a dinner and ceremony on April 21, 2016. High school seniors attending all Miami-Dade County public and private schools, including home-school and charter-school students, are eligible to apply.

“Two of the key components of our organization’s mission are to support education and showcase youth achievement. We are seeing so many talented, intelligent and deserving high school seniors who need that extra assistance to help pay for their college education, especially at a time when it’s tough to keep up with tuition prices,” said Robert Hohenstein, president and chief executive officer.

High school seniors can download the application from The Youth Fair website at http://www.thefair.me/thefair/exhibits-programs.php. The application must be turned in to their school college assistance program advisor or comparable person before the end of February. For questions about scholarships provided by The Youth Fair, send an email to scholarships@fairexpo.com.

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition (The Youth Fair) is the largest charity event in South Florida. The not-for-profit association is dedicated to promoting education and agriculture while showcasing and rewarding youth achievement and providing quality family entertainment, all without taxpayer dollars. The annual Youth Fair exhibits more than 53,000 student projects to more than 650,000 Youth Fair guests and awards more than $300,000 annually in college scholarships, cash premiums and awards to students. To date, The Youth Fair has presented well above $10 million to the Miami-Dade community. It was recognized in 2015 as the Leisure & Entertainment Services Firm of the Year by the Latin Builder’s Association, the Non-Profit Organization of the Year by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and was the Diamond Award Winner for Outstanding Hospitality Entity by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. The Fair Exposition Center, which is the second largest convention center in Miami-Dade County, hosts an additional 70 community events each year. Visit fairexpo.com or call 305-223-7060.

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