• Texas Opportunity Scholarship,
    this is Texas 4-H’s big one!

    Texas Opportunity Scholarship Details
    • The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship. 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.Changes for the 2019 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Process:
      • All applications (except collegiate) must be submitted through 4-H CONNECT.


      • Applicants must work directly with their school administrators to ensure they have quartile ranking for their application. A quartile ranking is required to be considered for a Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship.
      • 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.


      All applications (except collegiate) must be submitted through 4-H CONNECT and meet all criteria to be considered.

      Event Title: 2019 Texas 4-H Scholarship Application


       Due dates and deadlines for 2019 Scholarship process are as follows:
      November 2018 – January 2019                Applicant complete FAFSA
      Set by County Office                                     Application due to County Office
      February 1, 2019                                           County Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*
      February 15, 2019                                         District Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*
      April 12, 2019                                                Interview selection notification
      May 3-5, 2019                                               Interviews in College Station
      June 11-13, 2019                                           Awards Assembly in College Station

      *The status of “APPROVED” on 4-H CONNECT simply means that the information was submitted.  It does not indicate eligibility or awarding of a scholarship.

      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 approved in 4-H CONNECT by the County Extension Agent.

  • Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship

  • Texas Extension Education Association Scholarship

    (See Chapter 12 – Awards/Recognitions/Scholarships)

    • The Texas Home Demonstration Association was organized in August, 1926 by 399 women attending a Farmer’s Short course at A&M University. One of the purposes for organizing was to establish a scholarship for a deserving 4-H girl. This original scholarship of $200 has grown to 12 in 2002, given annually at $1000 each; however, in 1997, only four $l,000 scholarships were given due to lack of funds. Funding of these scholarships began with a 5 cent donation per member in 1926. Scholarships are now funded through the annual TEEA budget and awarded to a 4-H boy or girl.
    • For more information about this scholarship, contact your County Family and Consumer Science Agent. They will work with the District TEEA Directors for deadlines. Find your local county office.