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Scholarships

College Scholarships

“Whitey” and Leona Fletcher were residents of Butte City, Idaho, and enjoyed assisting high school students involved in rodeo, cutting horse competitions and related programs such as 4-H Horse projects.

A $1,000 college scholarship is available to graduating 4-H members who meet the following requirements:

  • From the Eastern District (formerly District IV Bannock, Bear Lake, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Fort Hall, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power and Teton Counties).
  • In 4-H at least five years.
  • Leadership and 4-H achievement in horse projects, with secondary considerations of community involvement, academic achievement and financial need.
  • High school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Attending an Idaho sponsored college or university.

The scholarship will be granted as $400 for the first semester. Upon completion of the first semester with at least a 2.5 GPA, the remaining $600 will be issued. The successful student must notify the UI Extension 4-H Youth Development office with college enrollment information and completion of first semester in order to receive funds.

Application must be completed through 4-H Online by February 1.

Formerly Endowment Fund Scholarship

Freshmen

The Idaho Friends of 4-H offers $1,000 college scholarships to Idaho 4-H members attending post-secondary schools in Idaho.  Scholarships will be offered for first year students at Idaho universities, colleges, technology or trade schools.

Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 20 and have been a 4-H member for four years, with at least two of those years during high school. Application must be completed through 4-H Online by February 1.

Upperclassmen

Scholarships will also be offered for upperclassmen (sophomore or second year, junior or senior).  Applicants must be enrolled in an Idaho university, college or technical school and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Applicants must have been an Idaho 4-H member for at least four years, with at least two of those years during high school.

Upperclassman applicants must complete a Friends of 4-H Application #91808 (PDF) and mail to the UI Extension 4-H Youth Development Office.  Application must be postmarked by February 1. Download the Friends of 4-H tip sheet (PDF) for help in completing the application.

This scholarship honors the late Erling Johannesen.

A $1,000 college scholarship is available to graduating Idaho 4-H members who have been in 4-H at least four years and are currently enrolled in 4-H. Overall leadership and 4-H achievement shall be the primary considerations. Community involvement, academic achievement and financial need are secondary considerations.

Applicants must have a high school GPA of 2.8 or higher. Preference will be given to students attending the University of Idaho.  Application must be completed through 4-H Online by February 1.

This scholarship is offered in memory of Lillian Jeanette Craig, age 2 1/2 who lost her battle with leukemia on Aug. 12, 2008.

Lillian’s father, Jim Craig, was an active Idaho 4-H member and served as Judicial Workshop Coordinator for the Idaho 4-H Know Your Government Conference as an adult.  Lillian’s grandmother, Mary Jean Craig, retired from University of Idaho 4-H Youth Development Office in December 2009 and was instrumental in establishing the Idaho 4-H College Scholarship Program.

A $1,000 college scholarship is available to a graduating high school senior, or someone currently enrolled in an institution of higher education, who has been involved in 4-H in Idaho and is a childhood cancer survivor or the sibling of someone who has or has had childhood cancer.

If a sibling, the applicant must have lived in the same household and been between the ages of 4 and 18 when his/her sibling was diagnosed and treated.

The scholarship may be used at any college, university or vocational institution.  Preference will be given to applicants attending academic institutions in Idaho.

Application must be completed through 4-H Online by February 1. Apply using Friends of 4-H Application #91808 and submit the following additional information:

Cancer survivor

  1. One page essay discussing how your experience with cancer has impacted your life values and career goals.
  2. Letter from the attending physician verifying your medical history and current medical situation. Medical information will be kept strictly confidential and will only be utilized to support the qualifications of this consideration.

Sibling of someone who has or has had cancer

  1. One page essay relating how being the sibling of someone with cancer has impacted your future. This may include the career you choose, or how you hope to make a difference in the world, or other ways your future may be impacted.
  2. One letter of reference should be from someone who can write about you and how your experience as a cancer sibling has impacted your life.

The Oregon Community Foundation offers an annual scholarship to an Idaho 4-H member who has participated in livestock showing or judging beyond the county level. Applicants must be a senior in high school, a member of a 4-H livestock club and have taken livestock projects for at least three years.

The amount of the scholarship has varied from $300–$570 in recent years.

Completed applications must include an achievement story, a transcript and a photo. Application must be completed through 4-H Online by February 1.

Roy and Mamie Jones were long time 4-H volunteers in Clearwater County.  Mamie became a clothing leader in 1955 and was a leader for 20 years.  Roy was never an official leader, but was always there to help and encourage youth.  Their three girls, Edna, Penny and Jeannie, were all very active in 4-H. 

A $1,000 college scholarship is available to graduating 4-H members from the Northern District, formerly District I (Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai/Shoshone, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce Counties), who have been in 4-H at least 5 years.

Leadership and 4-H achievement in projects other than livestock shall be the primary consideration. Community involvement and academic achievement are secondary considerations. The award is not based on financial need. 

Application must be completed through 4-H Online by February 1.

Ruth Shane was a Home Economics (FCS) graduate of the University of Idaho, working as Home Economics researcher for the University of Idaho. In addition, she served as Extension Home Economist in Latah and Gooding Counties.

A $1,000 scholarship is available to any Idaho graduating high school senior, who has been in 4-H at least four years and is currently enrolled in 4-H.

Applicant must attend the University of Idaho and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Primary consideration will be given to applicants based on their Family and Consumer Sciences project achievement and leadership experience in 4-H and their community.

Application must be completed through 4-H Online by February 1.

Leadership Scholarships

Youth and adult 4-H volunteers are encouraged to attend relevant leadership training events. The training page includes how to apply.

Local Scholarships

Contact your UI Extension county office to learn about other scholarship opportunities in your area.

For more information contact

Shana Codr

4-H Program Specialist

Forney 206

208-885-6321

scodr@uidaho.edu

4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension, 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Mailing Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637

Email: fourh@uidaho.edu

Web: 4-H Youth Development

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