4-H COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Arkansas 4-H members are eligible to receive only one college 4-H scholarship from each category of state 4-H scholarships:
Category A: General scholarships
Category B: Former state advanced 4-H Record Book winners
Category C: Governor's Award
All attachments must be included with the scholarship applications and received in the state 4-H Youth Development office by February 1 for the application to be considered. All applications must be signed by a member of the county Extension faculty in the member's home county to be considered.
All 4-H members awarded a state 4-H scholarship must attend the 4-H Awards of Excellence banquet to receive their scholarship. Failure to attend or receive an excuse will result in automatic disqualification of the award.
A state scholarship must be used within one year of the date of the award (with the exception of the Arkansas Livestock Show/Oaklawn Jockey Club Scholarships, which must be used within 18 months). If the scholarship is not used within the year of limitation, the winner must submit a request a time extension through the county Extension office where they resided at the time they became eligible for the award. The Extension office will forward the request to the state 4-H office. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.
Applications scholarships should be made on the Arkansas 4-H Scholarship Application Form, FY4-H-635, and are due in the state 4-H Youth Development office February 1. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Separate applications must be submitted for each scholarship, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, for which a member wishes to apply, due to the specialized information required in Sections III and IV. Repeat – A complete application and all attachments must be submitted for each scholarship for which a member wishes to apply. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered!
Category A Scholarships
- Sue Marshall Scholarship
Two $8,000 scholarships ($2,000 per year renewable for a maximum of three years). Present or former 4-H member who will be enrolled in an accredited Family and Consumer Sciences program. Preference given to those enrolled at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
- Ada and Tyrrell Anderson 4-H Scholarship
Ada and Tyrrell Anderson 4-H Scholarship - One $6,000 scholarship ($2,000 per year renewable for a maximum of three years) - Present or former 4-H'er from Madison (first priority) or Washington County who will be enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university in the University of Arkansas system.
- Robert D. and Betty F. Oliver Scholarship
Present or former 4-H'er who will be enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. First priority given to members from Scott and Yell counties, second priority to members from Pulaski, Lonoke, Miller and Phillips counties. Third priority given to members from any county in west-central Arkansas.
- John W. White Scholarship ($1,000)Present or former 4-H'er who will be enrolled in agriculture or human environmental sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in the Fall of the current year.
- C.A. and Joye Vines Scholarship ($1,000)
Present or former 4-H'er who is a graduating high school senior or will be enrolled in an institution of higher learning in the Fall of the current year and has done outstanding achievement work.
- Seidenstricker Family Scholarship ($1,000)
Present or former 4-H member who will enroll in an institution of higher education in the fall of the current year and who has done outstanding 4-H work. (Pending funding)
- Zack O. and Jennie D. Jennings Scholarship ($1,000)
Graduating high school senior who is a Teen Star and has done outstanding leadership work.
Oaklawn Jockey Club/AR Livestock Show 4-H Club Scholarships
($400, four available)
Present 4-H'er who is a high school senior and is currently exhibiting livestock in the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show.
- Maeda Asbell 4-H Scholarship ($250 to $400)
Present or former 4-H member who will be enrolled in an institution of higher education in the fall of the current year and who has done outstanding 4-H work.
- Raymond C. Cox Scholarships ($500, maximum of two)
Will be awarded to present or former 4-H'ers who will be enrolling in an institution of higher education (vocational or four-year program) in the fall or spring of the current year and have done outstanding work in 4-H.
- Larry Sandage Arkansas Forage and Grassland Council Scholarship
Present 4-H member who is enrolled in an Arkansas college or university career in or related to forage or grass production or the cattle industry.
Category B - 4-H Record Book Scholarships
Former state advanced 4-H Record Book winners who attend National 4-H Congress will be eligible to apply for Category B scholarships (pending funding) the year they are a graduating high school senior. Those applying for a 4-H Record Book Scholarship should only submit a scholarship application. A 4-H Record Book is not necessary. 4-H members that are named a state 4-H Record Book winner their senior year in high school or who are already in college will be eligible to apply for Category B scholarships the year following their senior year in high school, or following the year they are named a winner. High school seniors must have made application and be accepted into the college or institution of higher learning of their choice by the scholarship due date.
Category C - Governor's Award Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship (pending funding) is awarded to the Arkansas 4-H Governor's Award recipient.
This award is available only to current or former state 4-H Record Book winners. A current 4-H Record Book AND the 4-H Governor's Award Nomination Form must be submitted by February 1.
- How To Apply for Payment (Only complete this portion after you are awarded a scholarship.)
4-H members awarded educational scholarships must meet requirements listed below before requesting a scholarship check:
A state scholarship must be used within one year of the date of the award (with the exception of the Arkansas Livestock Show/Oaklawn Jockey Club Scholarships, in which case the scholarship must be used within 18 months). In the event the scholarship is not used within a year, the winner must submit a request for a time extension through the county Extension office where they resided at the time they became eligible for the award to the state 4-H office. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.
- Half of the scholarship is payable the first semester to the post-secondary educational institution, and the second half at the beginning of the second semester providing the member maintains a 2.5 GPA out of a possible 4.00.
- Request for payment of scholarship funds (FY4-H-638) must be made through an Extension agent.
- Winner must attach a current class schedule or proof of enrollment statement from
the school's registrar stating they are currently enrolled.
- Winner must attach a thank-you note written to the scholarship donor the first semester. The note will be forwarded to the scholarship donor.
- Extension agent sends a request for scholarship payment form to the state 4-H office
as soon as recipient becomes eligible.
- Checks are made payable to the institution and the 4-H member and are mailed directly to the institution. Processing of scholarship payment requires at least two (2) weeks.
- Request for 4-H Scholarship