Scholarship Opportunity for Graduating Seniors (and collegiate scholarship program for current college students)
The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer to our senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship through the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation. This year Texas 4-H members can apply for scholarships in three areas, baccalaureate, courageous heart, and technical. Former Texas 4-H members will be able to apply for scholarships through the collegiate scholarship program. All applications and support materials are attached to this email. Additionally, all information can be downloaded from the Texas 4-H website at: texas4-h.tamu.edu
The application and the instructions are separate documents for easier completion and direction. The application form is being offered in Microsoft Word edition.
Please Note: Families should complete the FAFSA NOW in order to receive the required report before the application deadline.
Due to a continued increase in incomplete and the incorrect completion of the scholarship applications from applicants, any incomplete or incorrect application submitted will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the 4-H member and parent/guardian to ensure all information is correct and complete prior to submitting. Absolutely no follow up or updates will be allowed once submitted.
Due dates and deadlines for 2016 Scholarship process are as follows:
November – December Applicant complete FAFSA and receive report
January 21, 2016 Application due to County Office
February 5, 2016 Applications due to District Office
February 19, 2016 Applications due to State 4-H Office
April 12, 2016 Interview selection notification
April 29-May1, 2016 Interviews (Austin, TX)
June 7, 8, &/or 9, 2016 Awards Assemblies/Banquets (College Station, 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.
Tarrant Adult Leader Scholarships
Attention: Tarrant County 4-H High School Junior & Seniors
The Adult Leaders Association (ALA) is offering two scholarships this year—Mark Green Memorial Scholarship and Millie Hurst Memorial Scholarship. Both awards are in the amount of $500. The joint application is attached.
Mark Green Memorial Scholarship, established in 2008, recognizes those youth of Tarrant County 4-H who have established themselves as avid 4-H members. Mark was an ardent 4-H participant from the time he was a youth. He resonated the values he instilled in the youth of 4-H.
Millie Hurst Memorial Scholarship, established in 1993, recognizes those youth “who do the most work in the 4-H program.” Millie was a highly involved adult leader who encouraged youth to actively pursue their goals.
Carefully review the attached document titled ‘ALA Scholarship Guidelines 2015’ to determine individual eligibility.
Application deadline is June 18 at 5:00 p.m. All applications must be received in the 4-H office by that time.
All applicants must attend an in-person interview. Interviews will be held on June 22nd—interview time will be emailed to applicant on June 19.