I'm sure your daughter has a lovely voice, but I wouldn't pin any hopes on a full ride scholarship to Stanford based on her winning a prize at the fair. First of all, Stanford only has two types of scholarships: athletic and need based. Singing would not influence the selection for either. However, if your family income is below $125,000, Stanford does not charge tuition and if it is below $65,000 they do not charge for tuition, fees, room or board. So, regardless of her singing talent, if she is able to get into Stanford, she would be able to attend for free if your income is low enough. But getting in is the hard part. Stanford has about 45,000 applicants every year and every single one of them started preparing for this when they were in diapers. They are among the very top students in the nation and Stanford only admits about 2000 of them. And of course, they have lots of very qualifeed applicants who can pay, so if they're going to pick someone who needs a ton of financial aid, that applicant has to offer something extraordinary that they can't get any other way. If your daughter wants to compete on that level, she's going to have to offer a whole lot more than a prize from the state fair......like a very high GPA and test scores, a clearly defined goal for a career, incredible talent in that field and a very strong resume of activities showing how she's been working toward that goal. She's also going to have to demonstrate that she can be successful working in a community of other highly talented and motivated students. If she's can't do that, then her chances of success are slim. However, even if she doesn't get into Stanford, that doesn't mean that her future is doomed. The most famous college isn't necessarily the best fit for every student. So, she can try for Stanford if she wants, but she should also keep an open mind to the thousands of other fine schools that might be more interested in what she has to offer.