4-H Scholarships

In partnership with the Indiana 4-H Foundation, the Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program annually awards more than $125,000.00 in scholarships to 4-H members to pursue post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded to recognize youth participating in Indiana’s 4-H Youth Development Program on their achievements and life skill development resulting from their participation in a variety of 4-H experiences.

Below, the different scholarships are listed with brief descriptions.

To Apply: Click on each title below to access the application. Applications are due January 25th. Youth may complete their application through their 4HOnline account. Instructions on how to submit your scholarship application are listed below.

4-H Accomplishment Scholarships

Available to 4-H members in grade 10-12 and the year immediately following high school graduation. Selection is based on the member’s life skill development resulting from their 4-H participation. Awards range from $1,000.00-$2,000.00. Categories include Animal Science; Citizenship; Communications; Engineering and Technological Science; Healthy Living, Food, and Nutrition Science; Leadership Development; Plant and Environmental Science; Premier Achievement; Premier Citizenship; and Premier Leadership.

4-H Club Scholarship

Available to 4-H members entering Purdue University, as a freshman or transfer student, majoring in the College of Agriculture or select majors, listed on the application, in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Selection is based on the member’s overall 4-H achievement and financial need as determined by Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid.

In order to apply applications must have their FAFSA on file by March 1st. (Reminder: The scholarship is due January 25th). In order to access the Federal Student Aid website an FSA ID (username and password) will need to be created. Students and parents must make their? own FSA IDs. For more information about the FSA ID, tips and resources to help with creating an FSA ID, and a link to create an FSA ID, please visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid.

4-H Senior Year Scholarship

Available to 4-H members in their senior year of high school. Selection is based on the member’s overall 4-H achievement. Awards range from $250.00-$1,000.00.

Laurenz Greene Memorial Excellence in 4-H Horticulture Scholarship

Available to 4-H members entering Purdue University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture pursuing an undergraduate degree in Horticulture, Turf Management and Science, Sustainable Food and Farming Systems or Landscape Architecture. Applicants must have studied at least four years horticulture and/or plant science related subject matter/project through Indiana 4-H Youth Development. Selection is based on the member’s overall 4-H achievement.

Other Scholarships

FarmHouse Fraternity Achievement Scholarship​

This scholarship is sponsored by The Purdue FarmHouse Foundation fo FarmHouse Fraternity and is restricted to an Indiana 4-H member who will be a freshman at Purdue University.  Indiana 4-H youth development staff do not review applications and are not involved in the selection process.​

Regions Riding Forward® Scholarship

Your story will inspire the future. Tell us about an African-American who has inspired you and you could earn a $5,000 or $3,500 college scholarship in celebration of Black History Month and those who encourage the next generation to make history. We believe in tomorrow’s leaders and that’s why after the 2019 contest, Regions will have awarded over $1 million in total scholarships to high school and college students. 

Enter the Regions Riding Forward® Scholarship Essay Contest through February 28, 2019, at regions.com/ridingforward.

Farm Credit Scholarships

Farm Credit offers two scholarships to 4-H members: the Customer Ag Scholarship (for children and grandchildren of customers pursuing careers in agriculture) and the signature ‘Farm Credit Mid-America Scholars’ which awards financial support and experiential learning for those pursuing careers in agriculture. Find the applications at e-farmcredit.com/scholarships.