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 five county high schools or home schooled in Wharton County. The 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 non-4-H members whose mothers or grandmothers are active members of a Wharton County Extension Education club. Applicants must be high school seniors, registered and attending one of the five Wharton County high schools or home schools in Wharton County. They must have been in the top 50 percent of their graduating class at the beginning of the second semester of their senior year.
2018 Scholarship applications are due to the Extension Office by March 12, 2018. No late submissions will be accepted. If you have any questions about the application form, please contact Grace Glaze at 979-543-4168.
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 awards 225 scholarships for students – all you need is 4-H experience, financial need, and your academic record. The scholarship awards range from $1,000-$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.
How to get Started:
- Review the application and submission guidelines for baccalaureate, technical, and courageous heart. The guidelines will list the requirements for each scholarship type, such as GPA and SAT scores.
- Review samples of example applications.
- Choose the type of scholarship you want to apply for – baccalaureate, technical, or courageous heart. You will note your scholarship type at the top of your application.
- Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application and submit the student aid report with your 4-H scholarship application. We have prepared a
- Download and complete an application.
- Submit your completed application and FAFSA student aid report to our local county office.
Scholarship applications can be found on the Texas 4-H website https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/scholarships/
OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO THE CEO BY JANUARY 23, 2018!!!
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.