4-H Awards, Contests and Scholarships

2018 4-H Scholarships

Deadline to be turned into the Curry County 4-H 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

Rumsey Scholarship: Two $500 awards

Rod and Dora Rumsey are proud supporters of 4-H, the best youth development program in the world.  Dora worked in 4-H and family living programs in Curry County Extension from 1972 to 1990 and led the effort to form the Extension taxing district.  Rod owned Rod’s Appliance Store and the JC Penney Catalog store in Gold Beach.  Rod donated all new kitchen appliances to the Curry County Extension office when they moved to the fairgrounds in the late 1980’s.

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 http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/programs/recognition/scholarship/state 

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. 

  • Rumsey Alumni Award $1000 
    Rod and Dora Rumsey are proud supporters of 4-H, the best youth development program in the world.  Dora worked in 4-H and family living programs in Curry County Extension from 1972 to 1990 and led the effort to form the Extension taxing district.  Rod owned Rod’s Appliance Store and the JC Penney Catalog store in Gold Beach.  Rod donated all new kitchen appliances to the Curry County Extension office when they moved to the fairgrounds in the late 1980’s.
    Rod and Dora Rumsey

Curry County 4-H Alumni Scholarship

 Application Process 2018

 Scholarship applications must include:

1. Completed Curry County 4-H Alumni Scholarship application form, signed by Curry County 4-H Alumni. A fillable application can be found HERE.
A printable application can be found HERE.

2. A two page essay on how your time as a 4-H member and the things you learned in 4-H has influenced you. Also include continued 4-H or related non-profit activities. 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 copy of college transcript.

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