Fryeburg Fair (the West Oxford Agricultural Society "WOAS") gives two scholarship awards annually to graduating high school seniors, to be selected from the students who apply. Students must reside in the WOAS towns. Those towns are: Fryeburg, Lovell, Stow, Waterford, Stoneham, Hiram, Sweden, Porter, Bridgton, Otisfield, Cornish, Baldwin, Standish, Harrison, Denmark and Brownfield in Maine; Freedom, Eaton, Bartlett, Chatham, Conway and Jackson in New Hampshire. The scholarship awards are $2,000 each, and will be awarded to each of two graduating high school students who are pursuing further education in the fields of agriculture, forestry or earth sciences.
The awards will be given at the end of the senior high school year and the financial award will be given upon successful completion of two semesters of further study.Information and application forms to apply for these awards are available in the guidance department of the six high schools which are included in the WOAS towns – Fryeburg Academy, Kennett High School, Lake Region High School, Bonny Eagle High School, Oxford Hills High School and Sacopee Valley High School.Application forms must be submitted to Fryeburg Fair by the last Friday in April. Awards will be announced after area high school graduations.
The WOAS Scholarship Award Committee members are: Roy Andrews, Dean Baker, Judy Haynes, Barbara Hill, Marilyn Hopkins, Jack Wadsworth & George Weston.