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

2017 Scholarship Applications are Coming Soon and will be Due August 6th at 11:59pm

The California 4-H Youth Development Program is committed to promoting higher education. With help from donors, statewide scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors and college-attending students. 

Candidates must be:

  • A high school senior, graduate, or equivalent who is already enrolled in or accepted to an institution of higher education. Institutions of higher education include accredited vocational schools, colleges or universities.
  • Enrolled in the California 4-H Youth Development Program at the time of high school graduation or equivalent, such as receiving a General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in at least half of the full-time course load as defined by the applicant's institution.  
  • Not older than 25 as of December 31st of the application year.

 

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

Funds for qualified educational expenses (e.g., books, tuition, other required fees) that are provided to scholarship awardees, are not taxable for the recipient. When scholarship awardees receive funds that may be used for nonqualified expenses, then the recipient is responsible for reporting to IRS the amount of funds received as taxable income.

All scholarships use the same application survey. Complete the application only once.

Gather your materials before starting the online application

The online application (above link) will require 

  • Academic Transcript
  • Proof of Enrollment in or acceptance to an institution of higher education (if student is high school senior)
  • Resume (4-H Resume)
  • Letters of Recommendation 
    • One 4-H Advisor, Program Representative, or Adult Partner
    • One processional reference outside of 4-H (community, work, or school related)
  • Essay/Short Answer Questions related to the intent of the scholarship (1000 words maximum)

Award notification is typically sent out in late October, and award money is typically dispersed in January

Click Here to Apply Now

Available Scholarships

Applications must be submitted no later than August 7, 2017, 11:59 p.m. All required information must be included with the application to be considered.

Dean Memorial Legacy Scholarship

For nearly 40 years, Bob and Pat Dean were passionately devoted to the 4-H Youth Development Program and the California 4-H Foundation. Without children of their own, Bob and Pat considered the 4-H youth their children. Through this scholarship fund, they have insured the future of their “family.”

Award Information: Up to three $1,000 scholarships

  • Candidates are judged on how 4-H has influenced their future plans, their involvement with leadership and citizenship experiences, and demonstrating a level of skill and knowledge in any project area.
  • Award shall be given to a student pursuing any field of scholastic endeavor.

 Flaco Feldmiller Scholarship

The Flaco Feldmiller Scholarship  provides scholarships for students majoring in agriculture at a 4-year college or university. 

 Award Information: Five $1000 scholarships

Awards shall be given to students pursuing fields directly related to agriculture at a 4-year college or university.

 


LA-CO Industries Scholarship

LA-CO Markal®, a manufacturer of livestock marking products for the agriculture industry, regards 4-H as a very worthwhile organization for youth who want to learn more about the very important agriculture industry and the key role it plays in the world today.  The company is proud to sponsor a $1,000 scholarship each year for continued education in an agricultural field of study.

Award Information: One $1,000 scholarship

Awards shall be given to students pursuing a degree in an agricultural large animal production field of study.

All candidates must have a 3.0 grade point average or higher.

Consideration will be given to those students pursuing higher education who, in the absence of a scholarship, might otherwise be unable to attend a college or university (financial need). Financial need is determined based on the essay. 


Mabel W. Jacks Scholarship

The Mabel W. Jacks Endowment Fund is in memory of R.C. Jacks, an enthusiastic supporter of both 4-H and FFA.

Award Information: Up to five $1000 scholarships

Awards shall be given to students pursuing any field of scholastic endeavor.

Consideration will be given to those students pursuing higher education who, in the absence of a scholarship, might otherwise be unable to attend a college or university (financial need). Financial need is determined based on the essay.

Please note: 4-H members enrolled in Nevada State 4-H at the time of their high school graduation are also eligible.


Samarin Family Vocational Education Scholarship

Award Information: One $1,000 scholarship

Candidates must be enrolled in, or intending to enroll in (upon high school graduation), a vocational/trade school or junior college vocational training program in the United States.

Note: Vocational education is organized educational programs that are directly related to the preparation of individuals for employment or for additional preparation for a career requiring other than a baccalaureate or advanced degree. Examples include automotive technician, welder, forester, drafter, dental assistant, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, and other vocational fields.

Consideration will be given first to those students who, in the absence of a scholarship, might otherwise be unable to attend a vocational or trade school, or junior college vocational training program. All applicants in need of encouragement and support in pursuing a vocational program will be considered.

Applications will be judged on financial need and how the scholarship will help the candidate reach his or her vocational education goals. These are evaluated based on the personal statement.

 

Scholarships-Samarin


Deer Scholarship

Award Information: One $1,000 scholarship

Award shall be given to a student who will pursue studies in these fields: wildlife management, forestry, conservation, biology, zoology, or agriculture.


Joanne Ward Memorial Scholarship

Award Information: One $500 scholarship

This scholarship is given in memory of Joanne ward, a long time 4-H volunteer from Sacramento County. She was a dedicated leader and advised many All Star Ambassador teams during her lifetime. Her devotion and motivation to teaching young people made her a valuable asset to the community. Her ideals are applied to this scholarship selection: leadership, community involvement, integrity, and personal growth.

SPECIAL CRITERIA*

  • Must be a current 4-H member in on of the counties listed below AND served as an All Star Ambassador
    • Placer
    • Nevada
    • Sutter
    • Yuba
    • Yolo
    • Solano
    • Sacramento
    • El Dorado
    • Amador
    • San Joaquin
  • Must be a graduating high school senior or have passed the CHSPE or GED. Current 4-H members who meet all the critera and are currently enrolled in a community college or institution of higher learning are also eligible to apply.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must plan to study full time at a college/university, community college, or vocational school of applicant's choice
  • Applicants must include a third letter of recommendation from youth's All Star Ambassador Advisor

 Find additional scholarship opportunities here.


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