4-H Foundation Scholarships Available

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $20,000 in scholarships to Wisconsin 4-H members and alumni pursuing higher education in 2024. Applications will be accepted starting December 15, 2023. They must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via email by Wednesday, March 1, 2024, 5:00 pm. 

Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth through 4-H, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals.  

To be eligible for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least three years. They should have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. They also must be enrolled or planning to enroll at a university, college or technical school during the 2024-2025 academic school year.  Scholarship winners from previous years are not eligible to receive a second 4-H Foundation scholarship.

The application is a one-page cover letter and a one-page résumé.  Applicants are asked to treat this process as if applying for a job. 

Cover letters and résumés must be submitted as one PDF document and emailed to scholarships@Wis4HFoundation.org.  

For complete instructions visit www.Wis4HFoundation.org/scholarships

A panel of experienced youth educators will screen the applications and select finalists.  Applications chosen as finalists will be ranked by a second panel comprised of 4-H and youth development experts.  The 4-H Foundation will assign available scholarships to the top-ranking applications based on scholarship criteria.

Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified by postal letter and email in May.