Zone 4 to Zone 4 MVP Grant

Zone 4 to Zone 4 MVP Grant

Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the portion of Ontario more than 85 degrees longitude west of Greenwich

Rules and Guidelines

This grant is designed to enable an individual from IAFE Zone 4 to attend the 2025 International Association of Fairs and Expositions Zone 4 conference. The grant will be awarded to a recipient from the state/province of this Zone. The grant will provide up to $500 towards the recipient’s trip for expenses, including hotel and travel costs. Zone 4 will pay for conference registration. Recipients will be asked to briefly report their experience of the conference at the Zone 4 conference. *A copy of paid items must be submitted to the IAFE Office after the conference for reimbursement: hotel registration and travel arrangements.

One (1) Grant to be awarded in 2024 (for the 2025 conference)

Guidelines and Eligibility

  1. Must be 39 years of age by the first day of the 2025 Zone 4 Conference
  2. Must be from a fair that is in Zone 4 (board member, staff members, or volunteer)
  3. The Fair representing the nominee must be a current International Association of Fairs and Expositions member.
  4. Grants are not transferable.
  5. Funds received are for the 2025 IAFE Zone 4 conference. Any unused funds will be returned to the Zone for general use.
  6. *Travel expense receipts will be submitted to the IAFE after the event for reimbursement. 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)


  1. Applications are due by August 31.
  2. Provide a letter from the organization’s CEO or Board President supporting applicants’ participation in the IAFE Zone 4 conference.


  1. Applications will be “blind” when delivered to grant selection committee members and will be given “blind judging.”
  2. 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.


  1. Evidence of leadership & involvement – 3 points
  2. Service to the community and fair – 3 points
  3. Outstanding character – 3 points
  4. Essay – 3 points
Zone 4 to Zone 4 MVP Grant

Zone 4 to Zone 4 MVP Grant

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