Iowa 4-H Foundation

Creating a 4-H Scholarship

As costs for higher education continue to rise, the Iowa 4-H Foundation knows it’s not easy to finance a college education. Many Iowa 4-H’ers can use help achieving their educational goals. 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 $5,000. Scholarships are funded by donors, both individual and corporate supporters. Donors may designate the criteria for their scholarship.

Former and current 4-H members graduating from high school or currently attending college are eligible applicants. While a majority of the 4-H scholarship opportunities are available for students attending Iowa State University, scholarships are available to students planning to attend an Iowa Regent university, Iowa private college, Iowa community college, or any land-grant university.

Iowa 4-H members are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships if they meet individual scholarship requirements, as determined by the scholarship donors. Applicants must enroll as a full-time student to receive scholarship awards.

Scholarships can be either awarded annually by the donor, or endowed to provide a perpetual scholarship.

Interested in creating a scholarship to benefit a 4-H'er? Contact Emily Saveraid at 515-294-1552 or via email at

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