Funding for 4-H'ers - Iowa 4-H Foundation

Funding for 4-H'ers

The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides funds for many of the opportunities – the events, programs and activities – that allow young people to experience the benefits of 4-H. 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.

The 4-H Foundation also provides funds for the financial help that 4-H’ers need in order to participate in many of these opportunities. These funds range from partial funding to attend a 4-H camp or a full-tuition college scholarship. Here are the funding opportunities available to Iowa’s 4-H youth and clubs.

Iowa 4-H Program Enrollment Fee

The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides funds for youth who need financial assistance to pay the member fee for club and individual participation in the Iowa 4-H Youth program.  These funds are intended to provide an opportunity for youth who otherwise would be financially unable to register as club or individual members in 4-H.

 Apply here.

Iowa 4-H Event or Activity

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has approved funds for use by youth who need financial assistance to participate in an Iowa 4-H event or activity  This includes county and regional camps held at Clover Woods Camp and State 4-H Youth Conference. It does not include Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) or other out-of-state trips. These funds are intended to provide an opportunity for youth who otherwise would be financially unable to participate in the 4-H event/activity. 

 Apply here.

Summer 4-H Camp Assistance 

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has approved funds for use by youth who need financial assistance to participate in a state 4-H camp at the Iowa 4-H Center. These funds are intended to provide an opportunity for youth who otherwise would be financially unable to participate in 4-H camp sessions offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Submit the youth 4-H Camp application to your ISU County Extension Office.

 Apply here.

***Please note, the same form is used to apply for enrollment fee assistance, event or activity assistance or camp assistance.

Group Travel to Clover Woods

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has approved funds for use by 4-H groups who need financial assistance to travel to Clover Woods Camp. These funds are intended to provide an opportunity for 4-H groups who otherwise would be financially unable to participate in camping experiences or field schools at Clover Woods because of distance. Submit GROUP applications to your ISU County Extension Office before January 10 or May 1

Apply for Financial Assistance for Group Travel to the Iowa 4-H Center

Scholarships

Are you an Iowa 4-H'er planning to attend college? Consider applying for an Iowa 4-H Scholarship, funded by donors through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Designed to encourage Iowa 4-H members to continue their education beyond high school, our scholarship program offers more than 90 scholarships totaling over $100,000 in financial aid for Iowa youth. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $10,000. There are even scholarships for current college students and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Learn more about scholarships available through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Grants

Program grants are a great way to help youth experience 4-H in their local communities.  The number of grant opportunities varies each year.  One popular grant for 4-H clubs is the Pioneer Community Improvement Grant, which provides “seed money” to help Iowa 4-H’ers make their communities better places to live and work.

Learn more about grants available through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

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