WHARTON COUNTY EXTENSION EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Wharton County Extension Education Association decided in 1985 to show its support of the Wharton County 4-H Program by presenting a $400 scholarship to an outstanding 4-H member. Applicants are judged on their 4-H participation, academic achievement, citizenship, leadership and experiences in school, church and community. They must be seniors in one of the five county high schools or homeschooled in Wharton County. They must have been active members of 4-H for at least four years and must be in the top 50 percent of their graduating class at the beginning of the second semester of their senior year.
An additional scholarship was added in 1997 for high school seniors in the state of Texas whose mothers or grandmothers are active members of a Wharton County Extension Education club. Applicants must be high school seniors, registered and attending any high school or homeschool in the state of Texas whose mother or grandmother is an active member in one of the Wharton County EEA clubs. They must have been in the top 50 percent of their graduating class at the beginning of the second semester of their senior year.
TEXAS EXTENSION EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for high school seniors who have been involved in 4-H for four years, have shown leadership and personal development, plan to get a college or vocational degree, and have not passed their 19th birthday by January 1 of the current application year. Applications are submitted to your county AgriLife Extension office.
TEXAS 4-H OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS
Texas 4-H Youth Development Program Opportunity Scholarships are ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS awarded each year to applicants based on their academic record, 4-H experience, and financial need (for scholarships for which it is a required criterion). The Texas 4-H Youth Development Opportunity Scholarship Program is conducted by the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation. All applications must be completed/submitted through 4-H CONNECT and meet all criteria to be considered. Well over 200 academically-competitive scholarships will be awarded in the 2019 Texas 4-H Scholarship Program ranging in amounts from $3000 to $20,000.*
There is a scholarship category for most everyone, including:
- Baccalaureate Scholarship: For students interested in a four-year degree.
- Technical Certification: For students interested in joining the workforce soon after finishing high school. Some 4-H approved examples are vocational nursing, veterinary technology, and electrical design technology. More 4-H approved vocational programs are listed on page 5 of the Opportunity Scholarship Application and Guideline page.
- Courageous Heart: For students who continued school and 4-H during hardship.
- Collegiate Scholarships: For former 4-H students currently attending a college or university. You will need at least 30 hours of college credit and a GPA of 2.7 to apply. For the first three scholarship types, you will follow the same application instructions and process. When you submit your application, 4-H will determine all of the scholarships that you are eligible for. The collegiate scholarship has its own application.
To access the Opportunity Scholarship application, deadlines, guidelines and forms, please visit https://texas4hfoundation.org/what-we-do/#opportunity-scholarships
TEXAS FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIPS
Texas Farm Bureau offers scholarships for enrolled college students and for high school students who have not yet graduated. For more information click here.
TEXAS FARM CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Texas Farm Credit offers two programs that recognize high school seniors who excel in the classroom and in their FFA chapters and 4-H clubs. For more information click here.
CAPITAL FARM CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Capital Farm Credit is committed to serving youth in agriculture by providing over $100,000 in scholarships to Texas high school seniors. Each branch office awards at least one $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors who are seeking an agriculture-related degree.
Contact the Capital Farm Credit office closest to you to request an application. All applications must be submitted to the student’s local branch office.
Find your local office here.
Each year, to celebrate Ag Day, Capital Farm Credit holds a contest for high school aged 4-H and FFA in Texas. Students create a 30 second video to tell us “What Agriculture Means to Me” and uploads the video link to enter. Winners are determined by online voting. The video that receives the most online votes wins that high school student a scholarship, and their 4-H or FFA Chapter will also receive a donation.
- First Place Student: $2,500 & their chapter receives $1,500
- Second Place Student: $1,500 & their chapter receives $1,000
- Third Place Student: $1,000 & their chapter receives $500
- Corporate Selection: $1,000 & their chapter receives $500