Spectrum Scholarship

Spectrum Scholarship

Heartland Association of Fairs, Festivals & Events Scholarship Program
Sponsored by SPECTRUM Weather and Specialty Insurance

This scholarship is designed to enable an individual from Heartland Association of Fairs, Festivals & Events (HAFFE) to attend the 2021 Heartland Association of Fairs, Festivals & Events Annual Convention in Aberdeen, SD – November 18-20, 2021.

(1) scholarship will be awarded in 2021, providing up to $500 towards recipient’s trip for expenses including registration, hotel and travel costs. Recipient will be asked to give a brief report on their experience of the convention (up to that point) at the convention during the banquet. A copy of the following paid items must be submitted to the HAFFE Office for reimbursement: hotel registration and travel arrangements.

One (1) Scholarship to be awarded in 2021


• Must not have attended the ND Fairs or SD Fairs convention in 2018, 2019 or more

• Must be from a fair that is in the HAFFE (board member, staff members, or volunteer)

• Member must be associated with a small fair, attendance of 24,999 or less

• Fair representing the nominee must be a current member of the HAFFE

• The scholarship amount will be disbursed as reimbursement for fees as noted above upon presentation. Supporting receipts are required for reimbursement

• Scholarships are non-transferrable


• Applications due by August 31, 2021


• Applications will be “blind” when delivered to the members of the scholarship selection committee, and will be given a “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)


• Financial need – 60%

• Essay – 40%
- Passion for the industry
- Dedication to the fair