Iowa 4-H members are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships if they meet individual scholarship requirements (i.e. designated college and/or major program of study, county of residence, 4-H event participation, etc.) Applicants must enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours) to receive scholarship awards. Only ONE application form is needed for all Iowa 4-H scholarships. Eligible Iowa 4-H youth may apply for more than one scholarship, however, only one scholarship per individual will be awarded per academic year.
The Iowa 4-H Scholarship program is designed to encourage Iowa 4-H members to continue their education beyond high school.
Iowa 4-H'ers participating in any 4-H and youth educational program are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships if they meet eligibility requirements. Check the Iowa 4-H Scholarship List carefully for eligibility specifics relating to each scholarship. Applicants must enroll as a fulltime student (minimum of 12 credit hours) to receive scholarship awards.
Unless otherwise stated, scholarship recipients will forfeit their award if they make changes to schools or majors that are not included in the scholarship criteria. Scholarships and amounts awarded are contingent on continued funding by award donors.
To be eligible for any of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships 2 letters of recommendation are required - one from an Extension staff member or 4-H volunteer and one from a school/college academic advisor or teacher. College undergraduates may submit both letters from academic advisors.