"4-H prepares you for the real world through interviews, spending long hours preparing for presentations and projects, and placing such a huge emphasis on giving back to the community.”
-Olivia Matz, 2015 Cheryl and Dr. David Pence Family Visual Arts 4-H Scholarship Recipient
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 80 scholarships worth more than $73,000. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $3,500.
Interested in making a contribution toward a scholarship? Contact Albert Grunenwald at 515-294-4780 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications are due February 1, 2016, 11:59 p.m. (Exception: Hills Bank Leadership Grant deadline extended - see below)
A list of scholarships and qualifications can be found at the application site.
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. Hills Bank Leadership Grant applicants will also need 2 letters of recommendation from either from a community member, employer, or volunteer and from a school teacher or academic advisor. Within the application is a section to send the requests for a letter to be submitted on your behalf. Please begin your application in a timely fashion to give your recommenders time to submit their letter.
For questions on content of application or scholarship criteria please email email@example.com.
For technical support for the online application please contact the help center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Photos from the 2015 Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Reception can be found here.
IMPORTANT: Application deadline extended for this program only! New deadline is March 1, 2016.
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. Check back for eligibility requirements with the Iowa 4-H Scholarship Listing for fall 2016.
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. Check back for eligibility requirements with the Iowa 4-H Scholarship Listing for fall 2016.