The awarding of scholarships for individuals from fairs to participate in advanced educational programming is a vital activity of the IAFE Education Foundation.  Establishing a scholarship through the IAFE Education Foundation will enable IAFE members the opportunity to advance their industry knowledge through the IAFE Institute of Fair Management.  A scholarship is structured to benefit members.  The IAFE Education Foundation is responsible for the scholarship administration process and the donated funds are tax deductible as allowed by law.

The Institute of Fair Management is a great educational opportunity, no matter your level of fair involvement.  While everyone appreciates the fun, entertainment, and education that fairs provide, the importance of learning the business and operational aspects of fair operations is critical to long-term success.

Click here to see the scholarships the IAFE Education Foundation currently administers.


To establish an IAFE Education Foundation Scholarship, contact us.

Here are the real-life impacts of IAFE Education Foundation Scholarships:

Lori Cox

Nebraska State Fair, Grand Island

If not for the generosity of Errol McKoy, I would not be able to take on the Institute coursework. The funds have been instrumental for providing travel to the Summit – Montana airfare does not come cheap – and I am well on my way to graduation as a result.

Tom Eshelman

Shenandoah County Fair Association, Woodstock, Va.

The Institute of Fair Management road has been an incredibly educational and memorable trip. Like my Fair, I am sure that there are many other Fairs out there, that encourage someone from their Fair, in attending IFM programs, but unfortunately cannot provide the financial support. The ETIX Scholarship, available through the IAFE, has been a valuable resource, aiding me in attending IFM classes and seminars.  I encourage all persons seeking a next level “Fair” experience to apply and discover what the IFM is  all about.

Miki Martin

Glenn County Fairgrounds, Orland, Calif.

I have greatly appreciated all the courses through IFM. The instructors are very knowledgeable in their teachings and I value the opportunity to network with other like-minded individuals in the Fair Industry.  I love that the courses offered cover everything a manager in the Fair Industry would come across. While enrolled in IFM, I moved into my current position as CEO of the Glenn County Fair. Being an enrollee in the Institute set me apart from other candidates and has given me the knowledge needed to be a successful Manager. I am from a small fair with a small budget and fund a lot of the courses myself so the Fair Publishing Scholarship helps offset the costs of the courses. Without the help of scholarships, I wouldn’t be able to participate in the IFM. Thank you Fair Publishing for supporting the Institute of Fair Management.

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