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4-H Scholarship Opportunities

November 15, 2018
Scholarship flyer for workshops includes dates and information listed in article

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.

The Monroe County 4-H Board of Directors hosts an endowment with the Indiana 4-H Foundation to directly support scholarships for Monroe County 4-H members. Additionally, the Monroe County 4-H Junior Leaders supports two $500.00 scholarships for seniors each year through a donation to the Indiana 4-H Foundation. We thank both of these 4-H organizations for their support!

Below the different scholarships are listed with a brief description. To download the application, click on the name of the scholarship and the document should download in your browser or with the appropriate program on your computer.

At the end of this article, you will also find links to other scholarships that are available that 4-H members might be interested in.

Indiana 4-H Scholarships

4-H Accomplishment Scholarship

Due January 25, 2019

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

Due January 25, 2019

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.

4-H Senior Year Scholarship

Due January 25, 2019

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

Due January 25, 2019

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.

Scholarship Introduction Workshops

Workshops will cover what scholarships are available, who can apply and how to get started. During the workshop we will assist members in getting started on their applications and discuss building a 4-H resume. Workshops are open to all members currently in grades 10-12 and first year college students that graduated in 2018. Scholarships are available to any college or university. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen or a computer. A limited number of computers are also available by request for use during the workshops. Parents are also welcome to attend. Choose ONE (1) Introduction Workshop (all intro workshops will cover the same material).

Thursday, Nov 8 - 6:30pm @ Extension Office (3400 S Walnut St)

Tuesday, Nov 13 - 6:30pm via Zoom

Thursday, Nov 15 - 6:30pm @ Extension Office

Scholarship Working Time and Review

Bring your applications, resumes and ideas to any of the workshop times below to get extra help and have some time to focus on making your application great!

Monday, December 3 - 4:30pm @ 4-H Building, Monroe County Fairgrounds (before Junior Leader meeting)

Thursday, December 6 - 6:30pm @ Extension Office

Tuesday, December 11 - 5:30pm via Zoom

Wednesday, December 12 - 6:00pm @ Extension Office

Thursday, January 3 - 10:00am and 3:00pm @ Extension Office

Monday, January 7 - 4:30pm @ 4-H Building, Monroe County Fairgrounds (before Junior Leader meeting)

Other times for review are available by appoint. Contact Katie via e-mail to set up another time at If you would like to review your completed application with Katie before submitting it please e-mail for a time by Wednesday, January 23rd. Remember, they are due in 4HOnline on Friday, January 25th!

To Apply

Completed applications must be submitted electronically in PDF format through your 4HOnline account or delivered to the County Extension Office on an electronic storage media device. The required information for completed application is to be included in one (1) electronic file. Instructions on how to submit your scholarship application in your 4HOnline account are listed below (under related files).

Note: Applicants must be a currently enrolled with an "Active" status in the 4-H Program to apply.  

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Purdue Extension - Monroe County Office by calling (812) 349-2575.

Other Scholarships

You might be involved in other organizations that have a scholarship program. Be sure to check with those organizations individually. The links below are just some of the other opportunities that you might be able to take advantage of.

National FFA Scholarship Program

Scholarships open to current FFA Members under the age of 23 that are currently attending classes (high school or college). Deadline is Feb. 6th.

Monroe County AG Day Scholarship

Open to High School seniors who have been raised on a farm, participated in 4-H or participated in FFA. Usually due in March each year.

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