- Jake Carlson, son of California State Fair staffer Jay Carlson, was awarded $2,500. He is currently studying animal science (with a pre-veterinary empahis) at CSU, Fresno, and is expected to graduate next year.
- Krystal Brander, granddaughter of WFA lifetime member Sil and Carol Brander, is a straight-A student at Trinity High School and was named valedictorian of her graduating class. She aspires to become a marine biologist.
This program is offered in partnership with the Friends of the California State Fair which processes the applications, and manages the selection and awarding of funds. Learn more about the Blue Ribbon Foundation Scholarship Program and these talented students in the summer issue of the Fair Dealer magazine.