MADISON – More than $15,000 in scholarship funds are available from the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation to eligible Wisconsin 4-H members and alumni pursuing higher education.
Applications must be received by March 15, 2022.
Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth through 4-H, development and leadership in 4-H, academic achievement, and future educational goals.
To qualify for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships, students must have been a member of Wisconsin 4-H for at least three years. have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and are enrolled or planning to enroll in a university, college, or technical school during the 2022-2023 academic school year. Scholarship holders from previous years cannot receive a second scholarship from the 4-H Foundation.
Wisconsin 4-H Foundation
Applying for the scholarship also gives students an opportunity to hone their application skills as the application consists of a standard one-page cover letter and one-page resume in which 4-H youth highlight their 4-H achievements as well as their goals for theirs Future.
According to a press release, once applications are received, they will be reviewed by a panel of “experienced youth educators,” who will then select the finalists. A second panel of 4-H and “Youth Development Experts” evaluates the finalists, who are then awarded scholarships based on scholarship criteria.
The scholarship holders will be notified in May by post and email.
Resumes with cover letters must be submitted together as one PDF document and emailed to [email protected] Additional process information and instructions are available online at the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation website.
Former WI 4-H Foundation grant recipients
Conner Bruins received a $2,500 grant from the WI 4-H Foundation in 2021 to study housing. He was a member of the Brandon Tanagers 4-H Club in Fond du Lac County.
Marin Stauffacher received a $2,500 WI 4-H Foundation Scholarship in 2021 to study Early Childhood Education. She was a member of Columbia County’s South Columbus Willing Workers 4-H Club.
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