4-H Awards, Contests and Scholarships

Rose Walker Starter Horse Project 

Market Steer Starter Scholarship

Captain John Yegge Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Yegge Application

Now in its 10th year, the Captain John Yegge Memorial 4-H Scholarship is helping dreams come true.

This annual $200.00 scholarship has been established in memory of Captain John Yegge to recognize his love and compassion of "all" animals.  Each year, one boy and one girl are eligible for this award.  We are looking for students in the 4th-12th grades that have a love for animals but may not have the financial ability to start up a new small animal 4-H project.

Previous awards have helped local youth begin new projects caring for and learning about cavies, commonly known as guinea pigs, chickens, rabbits, goats and ducks. In each case the Yegge Scholarship has been a rewarding and gratifying experience to all who have been involved.

To be considered for the award, applicants must submit an application form and short essay explaining why you would like to have an animal.  Parental consent is required and may include a brief financial explanation.  Recipients must enroll in a 4-H club carrying the animal as a project and exhibit the animal at the Curry County Fair next summer.  The exhibit must identify the animal as being sponsored by the Captain John Yegge 4-H Memorial Scholarship.


2018 4-H Scholarships

Deadline to be turned into the Curry County Office Monday, February 19, 2018 by 5 pm. 

Basic Information:

Payment of Scholarships:  Scholarship amount will be sent to colleges, business schools and trade schools: Upon presentation of evidence that the recipient has been admitted and is enrolled in advanced educational program, the scholarship will draw on the funds by procedures established at the school.  Funds may be used for tuition, fees, and room and board.

Withdrawal from Institution:  After the scholarship has been awarded and if the student should drop out of school, the money will revert back to the Scholarship Fund to be awarded to another recipient.

Alternates:  At the time scholarship winners are chosen an equal number of qualified alternates will be selected on a descending scale.  If for any reason the winner of a scholarship does not meet the requirements or fails to avail him or herself of the grant, it shall be offered to the first alternate.

Selection Procedures:  The Curry County Awards and Recognition Committee will serve as the selection committee and may involve others in the selection process such as school personnel, 4-H Leaders etc.

County 4-H Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
Please read and follow the instructions carefully 

Curry County 4-H offers scholarships for 2018 graduating seniors. To qualify, applicants must be a senior in high school in Curry County.  Applicants must also have completed a minimum of three years of 4-H including the current year. See below for a full list of requirements.

  • Submit a separate application from the State Scholarship Application.
  • Complete and submit the application..
  • Two letters of recommendation. One from school and one from a 4-H Leader.
  • Up-to-date 4-H Record Book.
  • Copy of High School transcript.
  • Indicate the County Scholarships you are applying for in the area for Scholarship Selection. (Please apply for any you are interested in receiving.)
  • Applicants may be requested to appear for an interview.

Town & Country Animal Clinic: $500 award

Dora Rumsey: Two $500 awards

Curry County 4-H Association: $1000 award

State 4-H Scholarships
Please read and follow the instructions carefully

*Please submit a separate application from your county scholarship application.

The State 4-H Program in Oregon offers scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are currently enrolled in the Oregon 4-H program, and have been members for a minimum of three years, including the current year.

For more information go to State 4-H Scholarships. .

Curry County 4-H Alumni Scholarships 

To qualify for an Alumni Scholarship, applicants must have received a Graduating Senior Scholarship or an Alumni Scholarship the year before.

  • Blanche Grover Wellock Memorial $1000 
    Blanche was a 10-year Curry County 4-H member.  She excelled in several 4-H projects including horse, knitting, clothing, forestry, flower gardening and food preparation.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in Maryland.  Blanche represented the Oregon 4-H program as an International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) to Finland.  She was a loyal supporter of the 4-H club program and volunteered many hours assisting at county 4-H camp, 4-H trail rides, international programs and helping 4-H members with horsemanship. 

  • Dora Rumsey Alumni Award $1000

Application Process

Scholarship applications must include:

  1. Completed Curry County 4-H Alumni Form found here.
  2. A two page essay describing your continued growth in 4-H, with an emphasis on how 4-H has contributed to the development of your sense of Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character and Caring and Compassion.  Essay must be double spaced, with one inch margins, on single-sided 8 ½ “ x 11” pages.  Font should be either Times Roman or Arial, size 12.

  3.  A single, one sided 8 ½” x 11” page highlighting activities in your 4-H career.  This can include a description of your projects, programs you were involved with, community service activities or other 4-H events.  Format can be written or photos, drawings of other creative endeavors.  The goal is to represent yourself and what you have learned and accomplished in 4-H. 

  4. A copy of most current college transcript.