College scholarship opportunities for 4-H’ers

4-H Plant Science Achievement Scholarship – (Usually $250): Open to sophomores through first year after 4-H career involved in plant science projects in any field of study at a post-secondary institution.

National 4-H Conference Trip: To National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland (near Washington, D.C.) for sophomores through final year in 4-H.

National Youth Congress Trip: Dates and destination to be announced. Applications are resume winners from Grades 9-12.

State 4-H Club Scholarships – (Usually $250): Open to seniors planning to study Agriculture or Consumer and  Family Sciences at Purdue.

Area XI Horse & Pony Scholarship – (Usually $250): Each of these scholarships (with the exception of the Area XI Horse & Pony Scholarship) is due to the State by February 1, 2012. All but the Accomplishment Scholarship use the same application with a one-page supplement.

Also for those interested in the fields of Agriculture or Consumer and Family Sciences applications are available at the Extension Office, online at www.purdue.edu/GoinAg, or through your school counselor’s office or agriculture teacher for the following scholarships:

McVay Scholarship – $1000.

Mauri Williamson – $3000.

Agriculture Award of Excellence – $1500.

Wien Kieble Scholarship – $500.

If you are already out of 4-H and in your junior or senior year, there’s an Amick 4-H Loan Fund up to $2500. You must have participated in 4-H for two years with a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Contact the Indiana 4-H Foundation for more information.

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