The Scholarship Program began in 1993 when the Scholarship
Trail Ride Committee was established. The funds raised went to scholarships for
graduating seniors. Along with the proceeds from the Scholarship Trail Ride, 5%
of the Livestock and Homemaking Auctions of the Fair are taken as a
contribution to the Scholarship fund. Since the program began in 1993 over $2
million has been given in college scholarships.
In 2018, the MCFA awarded a total of $148,000 in
scholarships to graduating seniors in Montgomery County! College-bound
graduates received 51 $2500 academic scholarships and $20,500 in prize
scholarships from a combination of the Fair Queen Contest, Colt Show Hi-Point
Program, Replacement Heifer Program and Calf Scramble Program.