Iowa 4-H Foundation

Iowa 4-H Scholarship Application Now Open

December 1, 2023

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For Immediate Release

AMES, Iowa—The Iowa 4-H Foundation is proud to share that the application for 2024 Iowa 4-H Scholarships is now open. Deadline for application is March 1, 2024.

This year, 129 scholarships will be available worth a total of $132,000. Scholarships range from $500-$4,000. Scholarships are funded by donors with a variety of criteria and are open to current high school juniors and seniors through current undergraduates.

"We are grateful to the donors who make these scholarships possible to recognize and reward the hard work of 4-H'ers in Iowa," said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. "We know that financing a college education can be a challenge and hope that these scholarships can help ease that burden a bit."

Iowa 4-H Scholarship applications open on December 1st and are submitted online. The deadline for application is 11:59 P.M. on March 1, 2024. 4-H Scholarship information and online applications are available on the Iowa 4-H Foundation web page,

The Foundation is pleased to offer these NEW scholarships for 2024, thanks to the donors who have made these scholarships possible.

Shaver Family Memorial Scholarships
Provided by the endowment established in memory of Chuck & Kathy Shaver, three $2,500 scholarships are offered for students attending any accredited post-secondary institute—one for a 4-H alum from anywhere in Iowa, one for 4-H alum from Story County and one for a 4-H alum who has completed at least one year of study.

Lisa Schwalbe Memorial Scholarship
Two $1,500 scholarships were created in memory of Lisa Schwalbe for an incoming college freshman who are 4-H'ers from Clarke, Decatur or Ringgold Counties and with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants need to attend Iowa State University and major in agriculture or education.

Sandra Bland 4-H Scholarship
Provided by the endowment established in memory of Sandy Bland, this $1,000 scholarship is for a 4-H alum who participated in 4-H in Cedar, Muscatine or Scott counties and who will be an undergraduate student at any two- or four- year accredited college or university.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides the private financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. These opportunities help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors. More information at


For More Information:

Emily Saveraid, Executive Director
Iowa 4-H Foundation

Mary Clancy, Scholarship Coordinator
Iowa 4-H Foundation                                  

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