Zone 2 Fairs of the Future Grant Guidelines and Application

Zone 2 Fairs of The Future Grant

Sponsored by Miller and Co. Concessions

Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia

Rules and Guidelines

This grant is designed to enable individuals from Zone 2 to attend the 2024 International Association of Fairs & Expositions Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, December 1 – 4, 2024.

Through the support of Miller and Co. Concessions, one grant will be awarded in 2024, providing up to $1,000 to the recipient to assist with trip expenses, including hotel and travel costs. The IAFE will pay for convention registration. Recipients will be asked to briefly report their experience of the convention (up to that point) at the Zone 2 meeting during the Convention. A copy of the following paid items must be submitted to the IAFE Office after the Convention (by December 15) for reimbursement: hotel registration and travel arrangements.

One (1) Grant to be awarded in 2024

Guidelines and Eligibility

  • Must have never attended the IAFE Convention or have not attended in three or more years
  • Must be from a fair that is in Zone 2 (board member, staff members, or volunteer)
  • Fair representing the nominee must be a current member of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions
  • Grants are not transferable
  • Funds received are for the 2024 IAFE Annual Convention. Any unused funds will be returned to the Zone for general use.
  • *Travel expense receipts will be submitted to the IAFE for reimbursement after the event. Expenses include lodging, air travel, vehicle rental, and mileage for personal vehicles (at the federal reimbursement rate). Lodging and other rental(s) require the name of the grant recipients to be identified on the manifest/rental agreement(s).


  • Applications are due by August 31. (See below)
  • Provide a letter from the organization’s CEO or Board President supporting the applicants’ participation in the IAFE Annual Conference.


  • Applications will be “blind” when delivered to members of the grant selection committee and will be given “blind judging”
  • Judging will be based on an individual score. Each judge will review each application individually and on its merit, assigning a score to the individual application.


  • Evidence of leadership & involvement – 2 points
  • Service to the community and fair – 2 points
  • Outstanding character – 1 point
  • Essay – 5 points
Zone 2 Fairs of the Future

Zone 2 Fairs of the Future

First and Last Name
First and Last Name
Have you been to the IAFE convention?
Have you attended a Zone meeting?
Have you attended State and/or Provincial Association Meetings?
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