2012 Texas 4-H & Youth Development Opportunities Scholarship Applications

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer our senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship through the Texas 4-H Program.

The application and the instructions are separate documents for easier completion and direction. The application form is being offered in Microsoft Word 97 edition.

What is New for 2012

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will allow home and private school youth to be considered for their scholarships in 2012.

Courageous Heart applicants cannot be considered for other scholarship categories.

Applicants that are invited and participate in interviews are not guaranteed a scholarship.

Applicants will NOT be excused from either the face-to-face interview or the scholarship assembly. Applicants and families should plan accordingly based on the dates provided in the guidelines.

DUE DATES and DEADLINES for 2012 Scholarship process are as follows:

November 2011                Release of 2012 Application

November – January       Scholarship Trainings

November – December   Applicant complete FAFSA and receive report

Set by County Office        Application due to County Office

February 10, 2012          Applications due to District Office

February 24, 2012          Applications due to State 4-H Office

April 13, 2012                   Interview selection notification

May 4-6, 2012                   Interviews (Austin, TX)

June 11, 2012                    Awards Program/Banquets (Lubbock,TX)

Requirements for the Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart Scholarships

All applications MUST meet the minimum requirements/criteria to even be considered for judging (see guidelines for complete details). Those applications not meeting the requirements should not be submitted to the County Extension Office and/or Agent.

Attached are the following documents

4hscholarship_application_2012 document is an application for 4-H members to complete for Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart scholarships.

collegiate4hscholarship_application_2012 document is an application for former 4-H members who are currently in collage.

youth_12_scholarship_instructions document is the instructions to complete the Scholarship Application.

youth_12_scholarship_examples document is the examples of how to format scholarship application.

Please refer to the instructions for a complete and detailed list of the requirements, scoring values, and selection process.

All applications, instructions, and on-line training module are available through the Texas 4-H and Youth Development website at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu (youth ->scholarships). District 4-H Specialists can assist in multi-county scholarship training’s, please contact them immediately about their availablity.





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