The Ed LeClair Scholarship Fund

Camp was one of the most influential weeks of my life. It gave light to a whole other world that I had no idea was there. It felt like a home away from home where there were no limits to your creativity and personality. There was also no pressure to be perfect and no need to be someone that you weren’t. I’m so thankful for having that opportunity.

– Asom Hayman-Jones


Asom reminds us how crucial it is for young people to discover and pursue their passions and to be introduced to new people, new skills, and new ways of self-expression. It lets all of us know that we can look up and be certain that even the stars themselves are within our reach, even if we need a boost from a caring hand.

The LeClair Scholarship Fund is Smirkus’ newest endowment. This fund is dedicated to extending financial assistance to a diverse array of dedicated young people. Your gift to this fund will establish a legacy in perpetuity to continue the grand circus tradition of seeking out and celebrating all types of cultures, skills, and human abilities.

What’s more, because the founding donor has pledged to match the first $60,000 raised for this fund, the impact of your gift will be doubled!

To donate by credit card visit our online giving page, or send a check earmarked to “Ed LeClair Scholarship Fund” to:

Circus Smirkus
Development Department
1 Circus Road
Greensboro, VT  05841

Of course, you can also support our annual scholarship fund and the full value of your gift will support a child to come be a part of the circus right now!