Extension Education Association
Each county EEA organization may submit one application to the district level. In order to be considered, high school senior 4-H members must submit a copy of their recordbook, an official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation (see guidelines), and completed TEEA District 4-H Scholarship Application by February 15 to the 4-H office. They will be turned over to Brazoria County EEA for consideration. Record books will be returned to applicants after review. TEEA Scholarship Application
Two Brazoria County Extension Education Association Scholarships of $500 each will be awarded annually. One Scholarship will be available to a graduating high school senior who is a current 4-H member. The second scholarship will be awarded to a current TEEA member (member a minimum of 2 full years), their child or grandchild. If no TEEA members or their family members apply then two 4-H scholarships of $500 each will be awarded.
Applications will be available on January 1st from the County TEEA Chairman or the County Extension Office – Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Departments. Completed application needs to be sent to the County Extension Office and must be postmarked by March 20, 2013. 4-H Winners will be announced at the annual 4-H Awards Program. The EEA member/family member winners will be announced at the annual Fun Day on May 6, 2013. EEA Scholarship Application
Community – applications submitted for the county scholarship will also be considered by community clubs for awards
Alvin EEA – awarded to 4-H members residing in the Alvin area
Brazoria Achievers – awarded to 4-H member that resides west of the Brazos River
Check with your school’s counselor’s office – there are several scholarships designated for 4-H members:
Alvin ISD – Catherine Free Memorial Scholarship
Angleton ISD – Pauline Sebesta Memorial Scholarship
Due in the Brazoria County 4-H Office by January 31 by 4:00 p.m.
Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program Opportunity Scholarships are ACADEMIC COMPETITIVE scholarships awarded each year to applicants based on their 4-H experience, academic record and financial need (for scholarships for which it is a prescribed criterion). The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Opportunity Scholarship Program is conducted in coordination with the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation, and Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
The Texas 4-H Foundation seeks to ensure that each recipient receives the highest dollar amount of scholarship for which that recipient is eligible. For the majority of the total scholarships and scholarship funds available, participation in a livestock show is not a requirement for consideration for an Opportunity Scholarship.
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE – The Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Program provides scholarships in four different categories. Each type of scholarship has its own requirements and criteria. It is up to the applicant to make sure that he/she clearly understands the requirements and completes the application in order to be considered.
- Baccalaureate Scholarships – the traditional Texas 4-H Scholarship Program, for students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from an accredited Texas College or University.
- Technical Certification Scholarships – for students who wish to pursue technical certification offered in the eligible majors/courses of study and from an approved Texas accredited college listed in the scholarship packet.
- Collegiate Scholarships – designated for former Texas 4-H members who have been graduated from high school for at least one year, and completed a minimum of 30 hours of college credit at a grade point average of at least 2.7. Some collegiate scholarships contain other award criteria. (See separate application and instructions).
- Courageous Heart Scholarships – special scholarships awarded to Texas 4-H members that have overcome extreme obstacles related to medical, family, and/or education and remained an active member of both 4-H and school. These scholarships can be presented to a 4-H member striving for either a baccalaureate or a technical degree.
See the requirements related to each of these scholarships. Instructions, Applications, and Dates for Scholarship Process posted online at the Texas 4-H website.
San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Rural Youth Award
The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program in conjunction with the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation are pleased to announce the continued support from the San Antonio Livestock Exposition for the 2012 Rural Youth Awards. There will be 20 – $1,000 awards awarded for the 2012 year.
The San Antonio Livestock Exposition established the Rural Youth Award 54 years ago to honor youth leaders across the State of Texas. Today, this award provides recognition for 4-H and FFA members who have shown outstanding leadership in their organization and community. Texas youth involved in 4-H and FFA may apply for this award through only one organization. Rules and Applications posted online at the Texas 4-H website.
Texas A&M University Soil & Crop Sciences Department
The Texas A&M University Soil & Crop Sciences Department is offering high school seniors scholarships in the amount up to $8,000 for those in the degree areas of: Turfgrass Management Option, Soil & Crop Management Option, Agro-Industry Option, Soil Science Emphasis, or Plant Science Emphasis. More information can be found at http://soilcrop.tamu.edu/academics/scholarships/
Brazoria County 4-H Pauline Sebesta Memorial Scholarship
Mrs. Pauline Sebesta was a firm believer that the 4-H program truly does “make the best better.” In honor of her memory her family has established a $1000 scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to a 4-H member graduating from Angleton High School that plans to further their education at at a college, university or technical institute. Applications are available from the 4-H office, but should be turned in with the senior scholarship packet.
State Fair of Texas Scholarship
The State Fair of Texas scholarship applications – available to high school seniors who have participated in livestock and/or agricultural events at the State Fair of Texas. Students who plan to enroll in an agricultural-related field or in a natural science curriculum that benefits agriculture are eligible to apply. Colleges and universities must be in Texas; no out-of-state scholarships are awarded. Applicants can apply at: http://www.bigtex.com/sft/LiveStock/YouthScholarchip.asp
Questions? Confused? call the 4-H Office 979/864-1558 ext. 117 We’ll help!