4.0 & Above Program

The 7th Annual 4.0 & Above Program

All of those long hours spent hitting the books will pay off for Fresno County students at the 2017 Big Fresno Fair! In the tradition of “BIG" - The Big Fresno Fair and the Fresno County Office of Education, along with our valued sponsors EECU and Toyota, will partner once again to give BIG REWARDS to high achieving Fresno County 8th through 12th grade students who have a 4.0 or higher GPA as of June 2017. The high-achieving students will be invited to The Big Fresno Fair for FREE on Opening Day, Wednesday, October 4 with the opportunity to enter-to-win assorted prizes ranging from laptops to iPads scholarships. Last year, students received a record-setting $81,000 in scholarship funds. Will you or your child be the next student to win a scholarship or one of our other prizes, including a brand new car? All scholarship funds were donated by local Fresno County businesses, nonprofits and residents.The 4.0 & Above Program has provided students an additional motivator for working hard for those good grades. In the last six years, a total of six new cars, $225,000 in scholarships and other prizes have been awarded to students! If you have a child with a 4.0 or higher as of June 2017, please check with your school administration to make sure your child gets a ticket to come to The Big Fresno Fair on October 4 for their chance to win. If you're a local company, nonprofit or individual who wants to fund a scholarship to be given away, please contact Amanda Williams at (559) 227-9999.  
 
Congratulations to all the winners and participants - keep up the good work and we wish you much success on your academic endeavors! Winning students include:
 
2016 Toyota Corolla - Isaac Blanco, Hoover High School
 
High School Scholarship Winners
  • Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship - Harrison Feerst, Clovis North High School
  • Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship - Mitchel Alan Hutcheson, Bullard High School
  • Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship - Ashley Ortega, Laton High School
  • Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship - Bianca Plascencia, Buchanan High School
  • Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship - Brendan Roberts, Selma High School
  • Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship - Kinzie Santillan, Fowler High School
  • Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship - Carson Trigueiro, Caruthers High School
  • Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship - Sharon Winn, Sierra High School
  • Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship - Adam Witrago, Central East High School
  • Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship - Cleo Yang, Sanger High School
  • Bob & Brent Smittcamp Scholarship - Lillian Harris, Clovis North High School
  • Bob & Brent Smittcamp Scholarship - Katelyn Meek, Central High West
  • Bob & Brent Smittcamp Scholarship - Klaryssa Reyes, Reedley High School
  • Robert & Barbara Vartan Family Scholarship - Gwyneth Quitorio, Clovis West High School
  • Belmont Nursery Scholarship - Jonathan Hurtado, Central High School
  • Butler Amusements Scholarship - Adriana Gudino, Parlier High School
  • Credit Card Guys Scholarship - Kimberly Madrigal, Kerman High School
  • David and Nikki Nalchajian Scholarship - Jirapon Sirikul, Clovis East High School
  • EECU Scholarship - Alyssa Flores, Sanger High School
  • Fresno Police Officers Association Scholarship - Alexis Carter, Central East High School
  • Mid Valley Disposal Scholarship - Gage Sturgeon, Clovis High School
  • Nalchajian Orthodontics  Scholarship - Tyger Marez, Clovis West High School
  • Robbie and Michelle Vartan Scholarship - Maria Arnseli Gamez, Mendota High School

High School Prize Winners

  • Laptop - Jacob Anaya, Kingsburg High School
  • Laptop - Dilshan Kaur, Central High West
  • Laptop - Melissa Marquez, Kingsburg High School
  • Laptop - Lilly Reyes, Clovis West High School
  • iPad Air - Toshiki Naito, Clovis North High School
  • iPad Air - Joshua Ochoa, Clovis North High School
  • $100 Visa Gift Card - Laurel Holden, Central West High School
  • $100 Visa Gift Card - Kenneth Phommahasay, Edison High School
  • $100 Visa Gift Card - Bethany Vang, Clovis East High School

Junior High Scholarship Winners

  • Melissa and Michael DerManouel Jr. Scholarship - Haylee Kelton, Glacier Point Middle School
  • PG&E Scholarship - Amber Amos, El Capitan Middle School
  • PG&E Scholarship - Avan Chalensouk, Clark Intermediate School
  • PG&E Scholarship - Dayle Edinborough, Sierra Junior High School
  • PG&E Scholarship - Montserrat Galindo, Coalinga Middle School
  • Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community (PINC) Scholarship - Maria Duenas, Sequoia Middle School
  • Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community (PINC) Scholarship - Sophia Gonzalez, Reyburn Middle School
  • Mid Valley Disposal Scholarship

Junior High Prize Winners

  • Laptop - Leah Bowen, Alta Sierra Intermediate
  • Laptop - Simranjeet Sekhon, Baird Middle School
  • iPad Air - Sony Vang, Washington Academic Middle School
  • $100 Visa Gift Card - Natalie Cecilia Garzon, Fort Miller Middle School
  • $100 Visa Gift Card - Christian Phengdara, Terronez Middle School
  • $100 Visa Gift Card - Shyann Vue, John Sutter Middle School

The 4.0 & Above Program allows the Fair and its partners to recognize these students for all their hard work and incredible scholastic achievements. It also provides the opportunity for all Fresno County school district superintendents, their board presidents, plus each public, private and charter high school principal and their site coordinators to encourage students to work hard all year round to keep up their grades for a lifetime of rewards. Scholarships are supported through community and business donations. If you are interested in funding a scholarship for these future leaders of our community, please contact David Nalchajian or Amanda Williams at (559) 227-9999. For more information on The Big Fresno Fair's annual 4.0 & Above Program, please email fairpr@fresnofair.com