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The Monroe County Extension Homemakers annually award a scholarship to a High School senior who is pursuing a career in Family Consumer Science or Agriculture related fields such as Teaching, Foods and Nutrition, Retailing, Human Development, Interior Design, Horticulture, Animal Science, Food Science, AG Systems Management (ASM), AG Economics, AG Engineering, Diesel Mechanics or Agronomy.


  • Must be a resident of Monroe County.
  • Must be a senior in high school.
  • Must use the money for the purpose to continue your education in any college, university, or technical school in Indiana.
  • Have a scholastic record average of 3.0 (B Average) or higher.
  • Leadership ability in church, school, or community related activities.

To Apply: Click on each title below to access the application. Applications are due April 24, 2017.

2017 Extension Homemaker Scholarship



Bruce Haley was very supportive of the Monroe County 4-H Program and gave many years of service as our livestock auctioneer. In 2016, a $2000.00 scholarship was established in Bruce’s memory, and thanks to generous donors and supporters, the scholarship will be awarded again this year.

In order to qualify, you must be an active member in the last year of participation in the Monroe County 4-H Program and participated in a livestock project (beef, dairy, goat, horse, pigeon, poultry, rabbit, sheep, swine). All applicants must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher (transcript required) and be enrolled in any university, college, or trade school leading to a degree or certification.

Enclosed you will find an application to complete and return to the Extension Office by May 15, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by the Livestock Sale Committee and a member or members of the Haley family. The scholarship winner will be announced at the Livestock Sale on August 1, 2017. Funds will be received upon confirmation of enrollment in the fall.

To Apply: Click on each title below to access the application. Applications are due May 15, 2017.

Bruce Haley Scholarship 2017

Monroe County 4-H Scholarship Workshops

Monroe County 4-H will host three scholarship workshops to help members apply to the Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarships and any other scholarships that interest them. 4-H members are encouraged to attend any and all of the workshops, but will find any individual workshop beneficial. Workshops will go over requirements of the scholarships and also help youth develop resumes, applications, coverletters and more. 

 2017-2018 Workshop dates TBD

Indiana 4-H Foundation 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 a brief description. 

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

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.

2017 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.

4-H Key Club Award

Youth are recognized for their 4-H accomplishments in a number of ways through the county 4-H Youth Development Program.  The Indiana 4-H Key Club Award is sponsored by the Indiana 4-H Foundation and recognizes youth for participation in club, county, area, and state events.  Youth qualifying for this award are typically in their ninth or tenth year of 4-H.  Applications are due June 15th.  Youth may complete their application through their 4HOnline account.

Community Foundation Scholarships

Monroe County Ag Day Scholarship

Scholarship(s) available through the Monroe County Ag Day Fund at the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County.  Scholarship(s) may be used for tuition, fees, books, and/or equipment necessary for course work.


Any applicant must meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  1. Must have been raised on a farm in Monroe County, Indiana (or)
  2. Be a member/former member of the Monroe County 4-H program (or)
  3. Be a current member of the Monroe County FFA chapter

All applicants must graduate by June 30 of cohort year to apply.


Applicants may major in any area of study; however, preference will be given to those individuals majoring in Agriculture, Home Economics or Natural Resources.


Amount varies from year to year.  Certificates will be presented at the annual awards day ceremony at the school(s).  Monetary awards will be available in August of the current year upon proof of enrollment.


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