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For Additional 4-H Scholarships


Helping Hand Award

The helping hand award was created to give young 4-Hers the opportunity to thank 4-Hers, in their senior year of high school, for their help.Criteria includes: 
Senior 4-Her must be nominated by a younger 4-Her
Cannot be a sibling or relative
Open to any senior 4-H member
Nominating member must write a small paragraph saying why you nominated this 4-Her
Award will be presented to winner during the 4-H Fair

Due June 15th, 2016

Purdue Master Gardeners Hancock County Scholarship

The Hancock County Master Gardener Association is a volunteer organization that wants to support those who are interested in advancing their knowledge of subjects related to Horticulture, Agricultural Education, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design and the fields of study related to horticulture plants: Entomology (insects of horticultural significance), Botany (horticultural plant breeding), and, Pathology (diseases of horticultural significance).  

The Association will make available at least one (1) $1000 scholarship for the 2016/2017 school year to the student(s) whom they will select who a) exhibits a strong interest in the subject; b) is committed to additional study; and, c) who have set clear goals as to how they will use their knowledge and advance their career in the fields of study listed above.  Scholarships will be awarded only to eligible candidates who demonstrate merit to the selection committee.

Due August 15, 2016


Farm House Fraternity Achievement Scholarship

Who May Apply:
Any male 4-H member residing in Indiana who is (or will be) enrolled as a freshman at Purdue University.
Basis of Award:
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
Scholastic Ability
Leadership Qualities
Community Activities

Due March 15, 2016


Extension Homemaker's High School Scholarship

Applicant must be a resident of Hancock County and graduating from High School.
Please type or print clearly.
Attach the following to completed application:
A copy of high school transcript.
A copy of College/School Acceptance letter
Two letters of recommendation.  One should be from a teacher.
No relatives, please.
A biographical statement, including your future goals, financial need, volunteer or community service activities and other pertinent information.
Recent photograph.
Application must be postmarked by March 15 of the current year to be considered.

Due March 15, 2016


 4-H Showdown Scholarship

Five scholarships will be awarded, with the following species being represented: beef, boer goat, horse and pony,   sheep and swine.  Scholarship amount will be determined from the proceeds raised from the Hancock Co. Showdown Livestock Shows.  Participation in the event will ensure larger scholarship amounts.
Presentations will be made at the Hancock Co. 4-H Fair on Thursday evening, before Supreme Showmanship.
Applicant must be a senior in high school.
Applicant must be currently enrolled in the Hancock Co. 4-H program.
The Showdown Scholarship can only be won once.
Scholarship must be used towards college/university or technical school education. Scholarship money will be awarded after first semester or equivalent is completed.
Applicant must have shown beef, horse & pony, sheep or swine at least five years in the Hancock County 4-H Fair          during their 4-H career to apply in that specie category.  He/she must also show their individual specie the year they are applying for the scholarship

Due June 10th, 2016

Friends 4 Jessica Scholarship

This foundation was created in memory of Jessica Barnhart, who was an amazing young lady that touched so many lives with her infectious smile, sweet spirit and courageous attitude. Jessica and her family have always been so grateful and blessed to be part of such a supportive community, so the foundation was designed to be able to give back to individuals in the Hancock County community. Scholarships, awards, gifts & donations will be given to those in need and those who exemplify the characteristics that Jessica demonstrated in her daily life.
Qualifications: Applicant must be:
A 2016 graduating senior
A participating member of 4-H in Hancock County
Accepted to an accredited college, university, or other post-secondary institution

Due June 1st, 2016
(3) $500


Greenfield York Rite Scholarship

Greenfield York Rite established this 4-H scholarship to provide educational opportunities for Hancock County 4-H members who are graduating seniors of a Hancock County High School, and intend to pursue further educational opportunities following their graduation at a university or college located in Indiana.  Such educational pursuit may include, but not limited to the following:  trade school, associate degree, 4-year degree program.  The applicant must have a 3.0 (out of a possible 4) grade point average and be a member of 4-H with a minimum of 6 (six) years participation. 

Due June 1, 2016


Patrick Kauchak Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Patrick & Barbara Kauchak began the 4H Rabbit Program in Hancock County in 1975 and continued to sponsor it until 1989.  Patrick was President of the Indiana State Fair Advisory Committee and chaired the State Fair Rabbit Show. He was proud of the development of the 4-H Rabbit Program in Hancock County and the life skills that youth have learned through the care of a rabbit.The family of Patrick Kauchak has established this memorial scholarship to provide educational opportunities for Hancock County 4-H members who are graduating seniors, and intend to pursue further educational opportunities following their graduation.  Eligibility requirements are as follows:
At least a 5 year rabbit member of the Hancock County 4-H Program.
A graduating senior accepted at an accredited college or university in a 2 year or 4 year degree program.
Attach a copy of your 4-H White Record of Achievement

Due June 1st, 2016


Peggy Meeks Memorial Scholarship

The family of Peggy Meeks established this $500 memorial scholarship to provide educational support for Hancock County 4-H members who are graduating seniors of a Hancock County high school.  Applicants must intend to pursue a trade school, Associate Degree, or a four year degree in Consumer and Family Sciences.  Applicants must also have a B grade point average and be a member of 4-H with a minimum of four (4) years of participation. Preference shall be given to students who have exhibited exemplified good citizenship.

Due June 1st, 2016


Jim and Ann McDaniel Memorial Scholarship

Must be a graduating high school senior
Must have been in the sheep project in Hancock County for at least 5 years
Must be currently enrolled in sheep project in Hancock County
Must complete application by deadline

Due June 15, 2016


Hancock County young Farmer Scholarship

This scholarship is sponsored by the Hancock County Young Farmers, which was first established in 1968. This group is made up of local members of the community who are committed to agriculture and its role in our daily lives.
We have established these scholarships as a way to give back to our community and to support our local youth who have been active participants in 4-H and their community.
Eligibility for Scholarship
Applicants must be…
a. a graduating senior
b. active member of 4-H in Hancock County
c. actively involved in their community
d. planning on an agricultural related field of study at a 2-year, 4-year, or trade school
Requirements for Scholarship

(2) $1,000
Due June 22nd, 2016


4-H Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a 4-Her in his/her 10th year of 4-H. The scholarship will be in the amount of
$500. Scholarship applications should be returned to the Purdue Extension - Hancock County Office and are due on or before August 1. Along with this application you will need to turn in one letter of recommendation from a non-relative.
Scholarship recipients will be announced at the 4-H Fall Awards Program.

Due August 1st, 2016