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Washington County 4-H Awards & Recognition Committee Senior Record Book 4-H Scholarship
Washington County 4-H Awards & Recognition Committee
Donor: Washington County Leaders’ Advisory – Awards & Recognition Committee
Number of Scholarships: Determined yearly. Alternates will be determined.
Scholarship Value: Amount and number of scholarships based on money available.
Applications due: In WA County 4-H office by April 1st, 5 p.m., of senior year of high school.
Background: These scholarships are offered to Washington County high school seniors who have been members for the past 4 years, including the current year. For high school seniors who have transferred from another county, 3 of the 4 years of 4-H activities (including the current year) are required to have been in Washington County to be eligible. Preference will be given to those with more than one project area. The recipients must be enrolling in an accredited college, university, community college, technical school, or certification program by Fall of the current year or of the following year.
Purpose of Scholarship:
- To provide for recognition of meritorious work and achievement in 4-H and to further the education of worthy present 4-H members.
- To provide for recognition of members who have given back to the 4-H program locally, regionally and/or statewide.
- To encourage the development of skills that will contribute to a more efficient, productive, and profitable life.
- To build character and encourage the development of leadership, citizenship and community service.
A complete application must be turned in by the deadline above and consists of the following, submitted with tabbed dividers, in the following order:
- Application Form
- Permanent Records: Complete through 4-H years and submitted by records evaluation deadline of the previous October 1st, and including through April of current year. Should include all 4-H activity from 4th – 12th grades.
- 4-H Story: No longer than 6 pages, double-spaced, 11 to 12 size font, with 1 ½ inches left margin and 1 inch top, right and bottom margins. Story should tell the scholarship committee what 4-H has done for you. Include leadership in both 4-H and other organizations. Detail your contributions to your community in whatever way best shows your involvement. Should include skills learned and personal growth. It also should show how you have shared your experiences with others.
- Two letters of recommendation: One from a 4-H leader or agent, one from a teacher or another person in the community. See RECOMMENDATION FORM included with this application information.
- High School Transcript
- Finalists will be interviewed following submission date. Finalists will be called with date and time of interview.
Evaluation will be based on the following:
- Application, Transcript, Completeness and Organization
- Professional and Life Goals Statement (Thoughtful and Focused)
- 4-H Permanent Record & 4-H Story Experiences in 4-H Projects and Activities, including Communications (Permanent record pages 1-7 and 4-H story)
- 4-H Leadership (Permanent Record pages 8 & 9 and 4-H Story)
- Community Service and Involvement Service to individuals, groups and the community; participation in citizenship and community service activities (Permanent record pages 10 and 11 and 4-H story)
- Letters of Recommendation (Letters reflect positive character, and detail involvement.)
Evaluation will be made by a committee chosen by the Washington County 4-H Association.
Scholarship does not have to be given if requirements are not met by applicants.
Payment will be made to the institution where the member has been accepted in his/her field of study and plans to enroll. By July 10th of the year in which they are enrolling, recipients will notify the Washington County 4-H office in writing of the chosen institution's name, address, and phone number, and any other information needed to ensure money goes directly to individual’s account.