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Missouri 4-H Foundation scholarships

The Missouri 4-H Foundation offers educational scholarships for 4-H youth and former 4-H members pursuing post-secondary study.

Sixty scholarships are available, each ranging from $500 to $2,500. One scholarship application permits the applicant to be considered for any available scholarship, subject to conditions specified by the donor.

Applications are accepted after January 1 and are due with a postmark date of April 1 to the state 4-H office.  The county due date for applications may be earlier than the April 1 state deadline.  After county approval and signature, your application will be mailed to the state 4-H office by the county. 
Scholarship forms

Scholarship guidelines

  • High school applicants must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Home-school youth must submit ACT or SAT scores. College applicants must have at least a GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The scholarship must be used within 9 months after awarded. (Applicant must be enrolled in school).
  • A word processor must be used to complete the application. Use plain white 8 x 11” paper with 1 inch margins. Use a font no smaller than 12-pitch. Single-space within each answer and double-space between questions.

Scholarship selection criteria
The Missouri 4-H Foundation scholarship application form should be completed and must include:

  • Signature of applicant and 4-H/Extension staff
  • High school/college transcript (must include GPA and can be unofficial) or ACT/SAT scores for home schooled youth
  • Financial information page completed by parent/guardian

A committee determines scholarship selection based on the following score system:

  • 70% 4-H achievement in leadership, citizenship, community service and projects
  • 20% Financial need
  • 10% Work/Career Goals

Financial need scoring is determined as follows:

  • 1 point for each dependent child under the age of 21 in the family
  • 2 points for each family member attending college
  • Adjusted gross income:
    • 10 points - $15,000 and under
    • 7 points - $15,001 to $20,000
    • 5 points - $20,001 to $30,000
    • 2 points - $30,001 and above

Missouri 4-H Foundation scholarships forms

Scholarship Application (PDF) | DOC

Available Scholarships (PDF)

Scholarship Score Card (PDF)

County summary located in Just for Staff

Can't find something?  Contact 4hyouth@missouri.edu (please include your county) or 573-882-9359

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