Zone 4 to Zone 4 Conference Grant Guidelines and Application

Zone 4 to Zone 4 Conference Grant

Sponsored by Scott Wick, Sioux Empire Fair, SD

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 2024 International Association of Fairs and Expositions Zone 4 conference. The grant will be awarded to a recipient from a state/province of this Zone. The grant will provide up to $500 for the recipient’s trip, including hotel and travel costs. The IAFE Zone 4 will pay for conference registration. *A copy of paid items must be submitted to the IAFE Office after the Convention for reimbursement: hotel registration and travel arrangements.

One (1) Grant to be awarded in 2023 (for the 2024 Conference)

Guidelines and Eligibility

  1. Must have never attended the IAFE Zone 4 Conference or have not attended in three or more years
  2. Must be from a fair that is in Zone 4 (board member, staff members, or volunteer)
  3. Fair representation of the nominee must be a current International Association of Fairs and Expositions member.
  4. Grants are not transferable.
  5. Funds received are for the 2024 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)

Procedure

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

Judging

  1. Applications will be “blind” when delivered to grant selection committee members and 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.
  3. Applicants will be “blind” when delivered to scholarship selection committee members and given “blind judging.”
  4. Judging will be based on an individual score. Each judge reviews each application individually and on its merit, assigning a score to that individual application.

Criteria

  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

This form is currently closed for submissions.