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.
Specific eligibility information for each scholarship can be found below. Application must be approved and signed by the 4-H agent in your county Extensions Office. Check with your local county Extension office to find out what their scholarship deadline date is. Counties will forward approved applications and the County Nomination Form to the State 4-H office before the March 1st deadline.
Selection is based 55% on the Resume, 35% on the story, and 10% on scholastic achievement.
Please note: 4-H Members interested in applying for Oregon 4-H Scholarships should contact their county 4-H Agent during their junior year of high school for information.
Scholarships Available for Any Accredited College or University
A. Lois Redman 4-H Scholarship: One $1500 Scholarship. Requires attendance at OSU. Preference given to candidates majoring in the College of Health and Human Sciences, Outdoor Education or International Programs. Must be active for 3 or more years in a Family and Consumer Science (aka Home Economics) 4-H project area.
Scholarships Available for Former 4-H Members Who are Currently Attending Oregon State University
Judith K. Hofer Scholarship: One $1500 scholarship to female OSU student currently majoring in Merchandising Management, or enrolled in the College of Business. Must have been in 4-H program for at least five years. Hofer Application due March 1 in State 4-H Office
Una May Davis Scholarship: One $1000 scholarship to a currently enrolled undergraduate student at OSU pursing a degree in Dietetics. Must have previous 4-H experience. Davis Application due March 1 in State 4-H Office
The following Scholarships are available to Oregon 4-H members who are seniors in high school and have been active in their County 4-H Fair for at least 2 years Applications must be approved and signed by county Extension 4-H agents, who will then forward the applications to the State 4-H Office by March 1. Check with your local county 4-H Agent to find out when applications are due in their office.
Submit all the information below, in the order listed, by hard copy. No electronic applications will be accepted. County Extension 4-H agents must approve and sign all applications. Do not submit applications in a notebook or report cover.
4-H Fair Scholarship Application
One two page essay explaining the benefits of fair participation for youth, and why such opportunities should continue in the future. Also outline your educational and career plans. Essay should be single-sided pages, double spaced, in 12 point Times Roman Font with one inch margins.
A fair leadership summary and 4-H fair exhibit and contest summary, including both pre-fair and county fair (1 page maximum each form).
Use the official Summary forms which are included with the application. Information included in the table is:
Responsibility you had
Number of hours spent at the fair
Expected Financial Analysis
Two completed reference forms. Only the official Scholarship Reference Form (found in the 4-H Fair Scholarship application) will be accepted. Recommendations from your County 4-H Extension Agent, program assistant, 4-H club leader, fair superintendent or others familiar with your 4-H work are desirable. References from family members are not suitable. References may be printed and completed by hand. Forms should be returned to you in a sealed envelope.
Include a copy of high school transcript, to verify GPA.