4.0 & Above Program

The 8th Annual 4.0 & Above Program

All of those long hours spent hitting the books will pay off for Fresno County students at the 2018 Big Fresno Fair as part of the 4.0 & Above Program! The Big Fresno Fair’s 4.0 & Above Program invites all 8th – 12th grade students in Fresno County, whose cumulative GPA is 4.0 or above as of June 2018, to The Big Fresno Fair for FREE on Opening Day of the Fair – Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The 4.0 & Above Program includes a special presentation in the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand, where prizes are drawn and awarded at 6:30 p.m.

All qualified students in attendance have the opportunity to win big scholarships and other assorted prizes for their remarkable academic excellence!  Qualified 8th grade students are eligible to win:

  • iPads
  • Laptops
  • Visa Gift Cards
  • And more!

In addition to the prizes above, 9th – 12th graders also have the opportunity to win a NEW 2018 Toyota Corolla!

Through a partnership between The Big Fresno Fair and the Office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, along with valued sponsors Friends of the Big Fresno Fair, EECU, Toyota and iHeart Radio, the 4.0 & Above Program provides a fun, rally-like atmosphere to recognize and celebrate students for their hard work and scholastic achievements.  The program delivers an opportunity for school leadership to incentivize and encourage students to work hard all year and keep up their grades, for a chance at winning any of the great prizes mentioned above!  

In the past 8 years, Fresno County 8th-12 grade students have won:

  • Over $300,000 in Scholarships
  • 7 Toyota Corollas
  • iPads, Laptops, VISA Gift Cards and more!

Of course, this amazing program would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors and donors. All prizes are donated by community-minded companies and individuals who believe in rewarding academic excellence. If you would like to fund a scholarship of your own, please contact Taylor Childers, Special Events & Programs Coordinator, at tchilders@fresnofair.com or (559) 650-3227.

 

Congratulations to all of the 2017 winners and participants - keep up the good work and we wish you much success on your academic endeavors! Winning students from the 2017 Big Fresno Fair’s 4.0 & Above Program include:

2017 Toyota Corolla – Michelle Salazar | Edison High School, Fresno

$3,000 Bob & Brent Smittcamp Scholarship – Jose Lopez | Duncan Polytechnical High School, Fresno
$3,000 Bob & Brent Smittcamp Scholarship – Vincent Trezza | Edison High School, Fresno
$3,000 Bob & Brent Smittcamp Scholarship – Gabrielle Mendoza | University High School, Fresno
$3,000 Butler Amusements Scholarship - Joshua Olivo | Sanger High School, Sanger
$3,000 Credit Card Guys Scholarship – Elizabeth Elechyan | West Park Charter Academy, Fresno 
$3,000 Educational Employees Credit Union Scholarship - Marissa Lopez | Sanger High School, Sanger
$3,000 Fresno Police Officers Association Scholarship – Jorge Laredo | Parlier High School, Parlier
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship – Stephanie Castillo | Fowler High School, Fowler
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship – Matthew Martin | Selma High School, Selma
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship – Lucas Taylor McEachran | Clovis East High School, Clovis
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship – Ashlyn Smith | Central High School, Fresno
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship – Jesse Menilla | Mendota High School, Mendota
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship – Lizbeydi Monroy | Parlier High School, Parlier
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship – Aubry Mouanoutona | University High School, Fresno
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship – Katie Crawshaw | Kingsburg High School, Kingsburg
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship – Victoria DeLeon | Fowler High School, Fowler
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship – Yer Her | McLane High School, Fresno
$3,000 Mid Valley Disposal Scholarship – Caroline Cole |Bullard High School, Fresno
$3,000 Nalchajian Orthodontics Scholarship – Keyly Fuentes | Mendota High School, Mendota
$3,000 Nikki & David Nalchajian Scholarship – Demetrios Ramirez| Coalinga High School, Coalinga
$3,000 Valley Children's Healthcare Scholarship – Erin McHatten | Clovis North High School, Clovis
$3,000 Valley Children's Healthcare Scholarship - Nicole Lopez | University High School, Fresno
$3,000 Valley Children's Healthcare Scholarship - Briana Lucatero | Fresno High School, Fresno
$3,000 Vartan Family Scholarship - Karina Noemi Huerta Mendez | Hoover High School, Fresno

$1,500 Melissa & Michael Der Manouel Jr. Scholarship – Liliana Chavez | Parlier Junior High, Parlier
$1,500 Mid Valley Disposal Scholarship – Ashley Schletewitz | Quail Lake Charter School, Sanger
$1,500 PG&E Scholarship – Ruby Maciel | Alta Sierra Intermediate, Clovis
$1,500 PG&E Scholarship – Kenji Lor | Ahwahnee Middle School, Fresno
$1,500 PG&E Scholarship – Elijah Leon | Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger
$1,500 PG&E Scholarship – Jack Gioffre | Alta Sierra Intermediate, Clovis
$1,500 PINC Scholarship – Natalie Beltran | El Capitan Middle School, Fresno
$1,500 PINC Scholarship – Kathryn Kucera | Alta Sierra Intermediate, Clovis

iPad Air – Rene Lopez - Cabrera | Parlier Junior High, Parlier
iPad Air – Taylor Martinez | Washington Union High School,  Easton
iPad Air – Karina Sanghera | Central West High School, Fresno

Laptop – Lucas  Moua | McLane High School, Fresno
Laptop – KaitlynThomas | Wawona Middle School, Fresno
Laptop – Jordan Garcia | Alta Sierra Intermediate, Clovis
Laptop – Katherine Sayaseng | Sunnyside High School, Fresno
Laptop – Jonah Walker |Coalinga High School, Coalinga

$100 Visa Gift Card – Alejandra Elizondo |Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger
$100 Visa Gift Card – Maribel Hernandez |Sierra High School, Tollhouse
$100 Visa Gift Card – Makayla Angulo |Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger
$100 Visa Gift Card – Citlali Mendez |Parlier High School, Parlier
$100 Visa Gift Card – Chelsea Cha | Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger
$100 Visa Gift Card – Michael Diaz | Coalinga High School, Coalinga

For more information on The Big Fresno Fair's annual 4.0 & Above Program, please email education@fresnofair.com or call 559.650.3227.