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Scholarship Opportunities

All applications with supporting documentation & reference letters must be submitted no later than March 1, 2021.

 

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

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 one recipient a one-time payment of $250 to help und higher education 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, 2021 in order to process your check. All checks will be mailed to this address.

Scholarship recipients are also invited to attend Emerald Circle to celebrate their achievement and meet their scholarship donor.