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:
A) Baccalaureate Scholarship: For students interested in a four-year degree.
B) 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.
C) Courageous Heart: For students who continued school and 4-H during hardship.
D) 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 Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation provides a limited number of collegiate scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in a Texas college or university. These scholarships are awarded to deserving former 4-H members who have continued to excel in both academics and service at the collegiate level. Scholarships typically range in $1,500 to $1,800 and are sponsored by various donors throughout Texas. Some donors do require certain criteria to be met, in order to be awarded one of their scholarships.