4-H scholarships offered for students
The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $15,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin students pursuing higher education in 2020. Scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals.
To be eligible for the awards, students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least three years; have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled, or planning to, enroll at a university, college or technical school during the 2020-21 academic school year.
Scholarship winners from previous years, are not eligible to receive a second foundation scholarship.
All applications must adhere to the conventions outlined in the official instructions the website at Wis4HFoundation.org. Any application that does not meet these requirements (including all document names), will not be considered. All documents must be sent as PDFs (preferred) or Word Docs as attachments to one email. Any other cloud/internet shared documents will be NOT be accepted (do NOT use Google Docs, for example).
The application materials represent what youth may be asked to submit when applying for jobs. Applicants are encouraged to treat the process as if applying for a position. For help with creating cover letters and résumés, applicants should reach out to their club leaders, county educator, or a teacher or parent.
Applications must be emailed to scholarships@ wis4hfoundation.org. A résumé/cover letter, project list and one photo, must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via a single email, on, or before, March 16, 2020, at 5 pm. Applications received after 5 p.m. that day (as time stamped in the email), and any USPS mailed applications, will not be considered.
A panel of experienced youth educators will screen the applications and select finalists. Applications chosen as finalists will be screened by a second panel comprised of 4-H and youth development experts. The finalist applications will be ranked and the foundation will assign available scholarships to the top-ranking applications, based on scholarship criteria (example: scholarships are available for specific geographical areas and project areas).
Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified by postal letter and email in May. This letter will include information about how to access the scholarship.
Scholarship awardees are required to send a thank you note to the scholarship sponsor. Scholarship recipients and portions of their application materials (including their photo) may be featured in Wisconsin 4-H Foundation materials.