4.0 & Above Program

The 9th Annual 4.0 & Above Program

All of those long hours spent hitting the books will pay off for Fresno County students at the 2019 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 2019, to The Big Fresno Fair for FREE on Opening Day of the Fair – Wednesday, October 2, 2019. 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 2020 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 9 years, Fresno County 8th-12 grade students have won:

  • Over $380,000 in Scholarships
  • 8 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 2018 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:

2018 Toyota Corolla | Emmiterio Boyer, San Joaquin Memorial High School
 
$3,000 Barbara & Robert Vartan Family Scholarship | Katherine Lopez, Coalinga High School
$3,000 Belmont Nursery Scholarship | Alexa Sanders, Clovis High School
$3,000 Bob and Brent Smittcamp Scholarship #1 | Carolina Saucedo, Edison High School
$3,000 Bob and Brent Smittcamp Scholarship #2 | Dejaline Xiong, Sanger High School
$3,000 Bob and Brent Smittcamp Scholarship #3 | Demetri Stratigos, Bullard High School
$3,000 Butler Amusements Scholarship | Belle Cha, Buchanan High School 
$3,000 Credit Card Guys Scholarship | June Vang, Central High School
$3,000 Educational Employees Credit Union Scholarship | Alexis Zane Alexander, Clovis North High School
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship #1 | Cyera Pang, Clovis High School
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship #2 | Averie Furrer, Sierra High School
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship #3 | Alyssa Parra, Bullard High School
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship #4 | Emma Godinez, Edison High School
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship #5 | Idaly Jimenez, Washington Union High School
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship #6 | Americus Cayabyab, Clovis North High School
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship #7 | Faith Carbajal, University High School
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship #8 | Ashley Kroeker, Buchanan High School 
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship #9 | Balkaran Dosanjh, Fowler High School
$3,000 Meyers Farms Family Trust Scholarship #10 | Isabel Trujillo, Bullard High School
$3,000 Mid Valley Disposal Scholarship | Alejandra Padilla, Fowler High School
$3,000 Nalchajian Orthodontics Scholarship | Jocelyn Hernandez, San Joaquin Memorial High School
$3,000 Nikki & David Nalchajian Scholarship | Manjot Cheema, Central East High School
$3,000 Valley Children's Healthcare Scholarship #1 | Kiera Heberlein, Sierra High School
$3,000 Valley Children's Healthcare Scholarship #2 | Nazish Iftiaz, Selma High School
$3,000 Valley Children's Healthcare Scholarship #3 | Isabelle Nichols, Bullard High School
 
$1,500 Melissa & Michael DerManouel Jr. Scholarship | Roman Espindola, Clark Intermediate
$1,500 Mid Valley Disposal Scholarship | Itzel Chavez, Leon Fort Miller
$1,500 Pacific Gas & Electric  Scholarship #1 | Alexis Martinez, Clark Intermediate
$1,500 Pacific Gas & Electric  Scholarship #2 | Sofia Caloca Pinedo, Kerman Middle School
$1,500 Pacific Gas & Electric  Scholarship #3 | Laura Cano Cooper, Academy Middle School
$1,500 Pacific Gas & Electric  Scholarship #4 | Samantha Milan, John Sutter Middle School
$1,500 Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community (PINC) Scholarship #1 | Gurmesaal Manihas, Glacier Point Middle School
$1,500 Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community (PINC) Scholarship #2 | JagJit Dhaliwal, Washington Academic Middle School
$1,500 Save Mart Scholarship #1 | Talia Hovsepian, Kastner
$1,500 Save Mart Scholarship #2 | Andrew Schroer, Sierra Junior High School
 
iPad Air | Sarida Ngo, Central East High School
iPad Air | Galilea Rivera, Kingsburg High School
iPad Air | Emmalee Balch, Reyburn
 
Laptop | Jacquelin Garcia, Tranquility High School
Laptop | Katelynn Adams, Hoover High School
Laptop | Edith Padilla, Selma High School
Laptop | Angela Sanchez, Duncan Polytech
Laptop | Angel Montenegro, Coalinga Middle School
Laptop | Justin Men, Yosemite Middle School
 
$100 Visa Gift Card | Lucas Donnelly, Buchanan High School 
$100 Visa Gift Card | Crystal Tirado, Selma High School
$100 Visa Gift Card | Amaya Galvan, Caruthers High School
$100 Visa Gift Card | Manreet Kaur, Washington Academic Middle School
$100 Visa Gift Card | Ashman Gill, Tenaya Middle School
$100 Visa Gift Card | Chloe Herrera Pimentel, Washington Academic Middle School

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