Our scholarship funding is awarded primarily on academic achievement and 4-H involvement, but we may also take financial need into consideration. If you wish to include a Current Financial Aid form (FASFA) with your application, you are welcome to do so.
Please be assured that the ONLY individual that will have access to the Financial Aid Form will be the Executive Director of the RI 4-H Club Foundation. The form or your family's financial status will not be distributed to or shared with members of the Scholarship Committee. The Executive Director alone will review the Financial Aid form and report to the Committee, in very broad terms, whether or not the Committee should take financial need into consideration.
Who is eligible?
1. Present or former Rhode Island 4 H members with at least 1 year in 4-H and who now continue to volunteer within the 4-H organization or serve 4-H in some capacity.
2. Graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate and graduate level students who are:
A) Accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or technical school. Undergraduates must be taking at least 12 credits in the Fall 2020 semester, and at least 6 credits for grad students.
3) A student in good academic standing who has achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in the past and continues to achieve at least a 2.5 GPA in the Fall 2020 semester.
4. Eligibility for financial need based funding will be based on financial aid forms (FAFSA). To be considered, applicants MUST submit a FAFSA form with their scholarship application.