Scholarships - Iowa 4-H Foundation



- 2019 Scholarship Award Recipients - 

Are you an Iowa 4-H'er planning to attend college? The Iowa 4-H Foundation knows it's not easy to finance a college education, and we know that many Iowa 4-H'ers can use help achieving their educational goals. 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 current scholarship program offers over 90 scholarships worth more than $100,000. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $10,000.

Interested in making a contribution toward a scholarship? Contact Emily Saveraid at 515-294-1552 or via email at

4-H College Scholarships

Iowa 4-H members are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships if they meet individual scholarship requirements (i.e. designated college and/or major program of study, county of residence, 4-H event participation, etc.)  Applicants must enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours) to receive scholarship awards. Only ONE application form is needed for all Iowa 4-H scholarships. Eligible Iowa 4-H youth may apply for more than one scholarship, however, only one scholarship per individual will be awarded per academic year. Please visit the links below for more information. 

To be eligible for any of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships 2 letters of recommendation are required - one from an Extension staff member or 4-H volunteer and one from a school/college academic advisor or teacher.  College undergraduates may submit both letters from academic advisors.

All 4-H scholarship applications are due February 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. A list of scholarships and qualifications can be found at the application site and in the links below.

Hills Bank & Trust Leadership Grant

IMPORTANT: Application deadline extended for this program only!  New deadline is March 1, 2019.

Open to current high school Juniors in eastern Iowa, this program offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills and earn a 4-H Scholarship. You do not need to be a current Iowa 4-H member to apply for the Leadership Scholarship program.

For current High School Juniors- Hills Bank Leadership Grant applicants will also need 2 letters of recommendation from either a community member, employer, or volunteer and from a school teacher or academic advisor.  

Within the application is a section to send the request to each reference for a letter to be submitted on your behalf.  Please begin your application in a timely fashion to give your references time to submit their letter. 

Instructions and Helpful Hints for preparing the Hills Bank & Trust Leadership Grant Application.

Veterinary Medicine 4-H Scholarships

The Lloyd, INC. 4-H Scholarships are open to former Iowa 4-H members who have been accepted to the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. 

The New 4-H Sand Burr Scholarships are available to Benton County 4-H’ers who have completed their first year of veterinary school or who are planning to go into the veterinary technician program in Iowa.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

IFAA Winner's Circle Scholarships (Application opens January 2019)

The IFAA (Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement) is a non-profit organization comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to providing scholarships, financial awards and incentives for college-bound youth seeking a post-secondary education in the area of agriculture. The IFAA Winner’s Circle Scholarships are available to Incoming Freshman and Upperclassmen enrolled in an Agricultural Curriculum at any 2 or 4 year College or University in Iowa. Last year, the IFAA awarded 122 scholarships totaling $188,500.

Winner's Circle scholarship funds come from a percentage of Sale of Champions proceeds as well as Winner’s Circle Club donations.

Application Deadline for Upperclassmen: April 1
Application Deadline for Incoming Freshmen: May 1  

To access the applications and for more information regarding the IFAA scholarships, please visit our website at

All Iowa Opportunity Scholarships 

Hixon Opportunity Awards

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award

All Iowa State University Scholarships

DTN Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship

Questions? Contact:

Mary Clancy
Scholarship Coordinator 
(712) 830-1321

Technical Support:

For technical support for the online application please contact the help center at

2018 Scholarship Recipients

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