Again this year MAFE will be giving away six (6) $1,000 scholarships to outstanding youth involved in the Michigan fair industry.


  1. Each year six (6) scholarships of $1,000 may be awarded, one being the Neil Kentner memorial scholarship.
  2. Scholarship is open to applicants that are high school seniors or currently enrolled in an institution of advance learning such as a college, university or trade school.  (If applicant is a high school senior they must have submitted an application to an advanced leaning institution.)
  3. Application must be RECEIVED by November 2, 2022.
  4. Scholarships winners will be announced at the Annual MAFE Convention.
  5. Recipients may apply each year he or she is enrolled in the institution, but shall not be eligible to receive a scholarship more than 2 years.
  6. The scholarship can be used for any and all expenses related to the applicants’ continued education.  
  7. The full amount of the scholarship will be paid at the MAFE Annual Convention. If attendee is not present at the convention, the scholarship will be mailed to the address listed in the application. 
  8. Applications must be typed and submitted as a word, PDF or Google Doc file. (If submitting via Google Docs be sure to grant permission to view to Applications can be found on the MAFE website at 
  9. The applicant must be involved in a MAFE member fair or festival for the prior 3 years. This can include exhibiting, volunteering, etc. 
  10. Click here for a copy of the rules
Applications must be received by November 2, 2022.
Send by mail or email to:
Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions
P.O. Box 554, Manchester, Michigan 48158
Click here for the application in Google Drive. (to download document, select the arrow in the top right hand side of the screen)