4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Scholarships for Higher Education

Applications for 2016 will be available in mid-March. Check back the week of March 14, 2016 for the next round. 

 What are California 4-H Scholarships for Higher Education?

The California 4-H Youth Development Program is committed to promoting higher education, in part through offering financial assistance in the form of scholarships. With help from donors, statewide scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors and college-attending students. Candidates were 4-H members in high school and may now apply for funds to cover educational expenses such as tuition, books, and room and board.

Who can apply for 4-H scholarships?

Candidates must be:

  • Currently enrolled or plan to be enrolled in an institute of higher education. This includes high school seniors, high school graduates, and those already enrolled in higher education.
  • Between the ages of 16 and 25 as of April 30.
  • Enrolled in the California 4-H Youth Development Program at the time of their high school graduation.
  • Full-time students at an accredited vocational school, college or university in the United States (as defined by the applicant's institution).

Applicants may apply for multiple scholarships but are only eligible to receive one scholarship per year. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.

What types of scholarships are available?

The available scholarships vary each year. Visit the scholarships categories page to get a complete list and description of this year's 4-H scholarships. Find additional scholarship opportunities here.

Applications must be submitted no later than June 1, 2015, 11:59 p.m. All required information must be included with the application to be considered.

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