Zone 4 to Zone 4 Conference Grant
Manitoba, Minesota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the portion of Ontario more than 85 degrees longitude west of Greenwich
Sponsored by Scott Wick, Sioux Empire Fair, SD
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 towards the recipient’s trip for expenses including hotel and travel costs. Conference registration will be paid for by the IAFE Zone 4. *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
- Must have never attended the IAFE Zone 4 Conference or have not attended in three or more years
- Must be from a fair that is in Zone 4 (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 Zone 4 Conference. Any unused funds will return to the Zone for general use.
- *Travel expense receipts will be submitted to the IAFE, after the event, for reimbursement. Expenses include lodging, air travel, vehicle rental, mileage for personal vehicles (at the federal reimbursement rate). Lodging and other rental(s) require the name of the grant recipients be identified on the manifest/rental agreement(s)
- Applications due by August 31. (See below)
- Provide a letter, from the organizations CEO. Board President, supporting applicants’ participation in the IAFE Zone 4 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 own merit, assigning a score to the individual application.
- Applicants will be “blind” when delivered to members of the scholarship selection committee and will be given “blind judging”.
- Judging will be based on an individual score. Each judge reviews each application individually and on its own merit, assigning a score to that individual application.
- Evidence of leadership & involvement – 3 points
- Service to community and fair – 3 points
- Outstanding character – 3 points
- Essay – 3 points