If you have started looking into ways to pay for your post-high school education, you may feel like you need a bloodhound to lead you through the maze of scholarships, grants, and loans available! If you have had an active 4-H career, you need to know that your 4-H accomplishments may help you earn funds to continue your studies. Here are highlights of several scholarships. Complete information and forms are available in the Extension Office or contact the website: https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/pages/scholarships.aspx. This will give you the 2020 information. All have due dates of January 25th. Be sure to complete your 4-H enrollment NOW, with payment. REMINDER - DO NOT use Internet Explorer when enrolling in 4honline. USE Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. It takes some time to get these processed and accepted through Purdue, especially over the holidays. This has to be completed BEFORE you can upload your scholarship application(s) to the 4-H online website.
State 4-H Club Scholarship—Must enroll in a qualifying course of study in the College of Agriculture or College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue and demonstrate financial need.
Indiana 4-H Foundation—Most awards are $250—For any schooling beyond high school. Number awarded depends on the number of donors. Last year, 200 scholarships were awarded.
Seniors—if you are planning to apply for the 4-H scholarships that are due by January 25th, you need to complete your 4-H enrollment NOW, (with payment). This has to be completed BEFORE you can upload your scholarship application(s) to the 4-H on-line website. See scholarship page for information and where to go to upload your completed scholarship application(s).
Indiana 4-H Accomplishment Resume Scholarship—minimum $1,000—Apply in a maximum of 3 categories from a list of 7 categories. Applicants must demonstrate how their involvement in Indiana 4-H Youth Development subject matter and events/activities/activities helped develop life skills in that specific category. Resume, cover letter and demographic information due January 25th. Any 4-H’er grade 10 through first year after final year of 4-H eligibility may apply.
National 4-H Congress Trip—4-H’ers in 10th grade and above are eligible to apply for this trip to Atlanta, GA in November. Ten members will be chosen to attend.
NOTE: IMPORTANT: The 4-H enrollment and payment process must be completed and applicants must be in “active” status in 4-H Online before submitting these specific applications. The 4-H enrollment/payment process may take several days before you are “active.”
Each application must be submitted as a separate file in PDF format and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered on a flash drive to the Extension Office by the deadline
Extension Homemaker Scholarships: Applications are available in the Extension Office.
- Lora Herrick Scholarship Form – due March 1 to Extension Office
- Cass County E.H. Scholarship – due April 1 to Extension Office
More information about scholarships:
¨ If you are enrolling in the School of Ag at Purdue, have a certain SAT score, and are in the top 10% of your high school class, you are eligible for some scholarships. Students can explore scholarships offered to high school seniors through Purdue’s College of Agriculture and apply for scholarships on-line at https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/Pages/scholarships.aspx.
¨ If you’re enrolling at Purdue, check out the Division of Financial Aid at www.purdue.edu/dfa/
¨ Another source of scholarship funds is Fast Web at www.fastweb.com. You enter your information, and it sends you a list of scholarships that might fit. It’s a free service. Also, be wary of scholarship search firms that charge a fee for their services.
¨ Parents also check out www.triptocollege.org to find out different options on how to pay for college.
¨ Kids check out www.iyi.org/college-career-counseling/trip-to-college-alerts to get Trip to College Alerts to help keep your college and career planning on track, one text at a time.