4-H Scholarships

As an Indiana 4-H'er, you have the ability to receive funding to pursue your post-secondary education or career goals by applying for one (or more!) scholarships. 

Each year, the Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program in partnership with the Indiana 4-H Foundation awards more than $125,000 in scholarships to young people around the state who can showcase their accomplishments and the skills they have learned through their time in 4-H.

Scholarship applications are due on Januray 25th each year, and each December, Marion County 4-H hosts a Scholarship Workshop to assist high school students with their scholarship applications. 


Contact the Marion County 4-H office:


Current 4-H SCHOLARSHIP Opportunities

All scholarships listed below were available to Marion County 4-H'ers in 2023 - 2024. To view applications, find resources, and view the 2023 Scholarship Workshop presentation slides, visit our 2023 Scholarship Workshop Resources website:

View 2023-2024 Scholarship Resources

Accomplishment Scholarship

$1,000 - $2,000

The purpose of the 4-H Accomplishment Scholarship is to recognize youth who have excelled in life skills development through their 4-H activities and involvement. Applicants must be in grades 10-12, or their first year immediately following 4-H enrollment eligibility at the time applications are due. Applicants may enter up to 3 categories, and 30 scholarships are awarded.

4-H Club Scholarship

$ varies based on need

This scholarship is available to 4-H members entering Purdue University as a freshman or transfer student, majoring in the College of Agriculture or other 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.

4-H Senior Scholarship

$250 - $1,000 awarded, with additional $ for Marion County 4-H'ers

This scholarship is available to 4-H members in their senior year of high school. Selection is based on the member's overall 4-H achievement. As a Marion County 4-H'er, you are also eligible to receive the Eddleman Family Scholarship Endowment. This scholarship is specific to Marion County 4-H, and is awarded to one Marion County 4-Her who applies for a 4-H Senior Scholarship.

Laurenz Greene

The Laurenz Greene scholarship is 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 of a 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.

Farm Credit

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.