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Scholarship Opportunities

All applications with supporting documentation & reference letters must be submitted no later than March 1, 2023.

Applications for the 2023-24 school will be loaded soon.  Please check back by January 1, 2023.

Kansas 4-H Scholarships
The Kansas 4-H Foundation partners with Kansas 4-H to offer over 50 different scholarships to help fund higher education for 4-H youth who are high school seniors or older.

Application Link
Recommendation Letter Link

PLEASE EMAIL RECOMMENDATION LETTERS TO kansas4h@ksu.edu

Files Needed for Scholarship Uploads
  • Current official transcript from your high school or college/university. Prior to upload, name file as your FIRST INITIAL LAST NAME Transcript (Example: DWILSON Transcript) and save in a .PDF format.
  • Two-page resume of accomplishments:
    Page One - single-spaced summary of significant 4-H leadership, community service, participation and recognition. Begin with most recent accomplishments. Label 4-H activities by level (L= Local, C/D= County/District, A/R= Area/Regional, S= State, N= National, I= International).
    Page Two - single-spaced summary of non-4-H leadership, community service, participation and recognition in school and community; begin with most recent accomplishments.
    Prior to upload, name file as your FIRST INITIAL LAST NAME Resume (Example: DWILSON Resume) and save in a .PDF format.
  • Provide a URL for a pre-recorded short (4 minute max length) video of you answering the following question: "How has 4-H impacted you?" Take time to dress appropriately and answer professionally. Video should remain visible to the public for an entire year as Kansas 4-H and the Kansas 4-H Foundation will use for promotion and stewardship.
    If needing more information on creating a YouTube video or accessing the URL for entry on the application, please visit Video URL Options.
  • Be prepared to enter your 4-H Extension Agent's name and email address.
  • Recommendation Letter -
    Prior to upload, file should be named as your FIRST INITIAL LAST NAME Rec Letter (Example: DWILSON Rec Letter) and save in a .PDF format.

 

Kansas 4-H Dog Scholarship
The Keith Neuway and Jim Adams 4-H Dog Scholarship awards one recipient a one-time payment of $500 to help und higher education for 4-H youth who are high school seniors or older.

Applicants must be a high school senior or freshman in college and have been enrolled in the Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training project for a minimum of three years.

Files Needed for Scholarship Uploads
  • All items listed under Kansas 4-H Scholarship Files Needed for Scholarship Uploads, plus:
  • Maximum 2-page summary of your involvement in the 4-H Dog Care and Training Project.
  • Optional .PDF of up to 6 photos with captions from your Dog activities.

 

Kansas 4-H Geology Scholarship
The 4-H Geology Scholarship awards a one-time payment of $250 for 4-H youth who are high school seniors or older.

Applicants must be a high school senior and have been enrolled in the Kansas 4-H Geology project for a minimum of three years.

Files Needed for Scholarship Uploads
  • All items listed under Kansas 4-H Scholarship Files Needed for Scholarship Uploads, plus:
  • Maximum one-page summary of your involvement in the 4-H Geology Project.
  • Maximum one-page story of your favorite memory of the 4-H Geology Project.

 

Vanier Scholarship
The Kansas 4-H Foundation partners with Kansas 4-H to offer the Vanier Family Scholarship to help fund higher education for 4-H youth in financial need who have been truly outstanding, both academically and as leaders, during their high school career.


New Applicants
The applicant must be a graduating high school senior.

Application Link
Recommendation Letter Link

Files Needed for NEW Scholarship Uploads
  • Current official transcript from your high school - prior to upload, name file as your FIRST INITIAL LAST NAME (Example: DWILSON Transcript) and save in a .PDF format.
  • One-page resume that includes 4-H accomplishments.
  • Be prepared to enter your 4-H Extension Agent's name and email address.
  • Recommendation Letter - prior to upload, name file as FIRST INITIAL LAST NAME (Example: DWILSON Rec Letter) and save in a .PDF format.


Renewal Applicants
Vanier Scholarship recipients must complete a renewal application for the next school year to be considered for renewal.

Renewal Application Link

Files Needed for RENEWAL Scholarship Uploads
  • Current official transcript from your college/university - prior to upload, name file as your FIRST INITIAL LAST NAME (Example: DWILSON Transcript) and save in a .PDF format.
  • Be prepared to enter your 4-H Extension Agent's name and email address.
  • Be prepared to complete the mid-year form by January 30, 2022 in order to process your check. All checks will be mailed to this address.