2019 TEXAS 4-H OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarships are academic scholarships awarded each year to applicants based on their academic record, 4-H experience, and financial need (for scholarships for which it is a required criterion).

GUIDELINES

(Baccalaureate, Technical, & Courageous Heart Scholarships)

 

APPLICATION

All applications (except for collegiate applications) must be submitted through 4-H CONNECT and meet all criteria to be considered.

You can Access 4-H CONNECT at this link: TX 4-H CONNECT

Event title: 2019 Texas 4-H Scholarship Application

 

APPLICATION GUIDES & ATTACHMENT PACKETS

 

FAFSA (The Free Application for Federal Student Aid) INFORMATION

You must complete your FAFSA (The Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before submitting your application!

This is required for Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart scholarships. You can do this at: http://www.fafsa.gov/

You must complete this before mid-December!!  If you wait, you may not have in time to get the FAFSA paperwork submitted and receive the SAR report before the Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship application deadline! Without this you will not be able to apply!

This is a required document to be attached to the application. In order to make sure that they get the FAFSA SAR Report back in time, IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST TO COMPLETE THE FAFSA BEFORE December 1st using your last filed tax return information!!!

 

Baccalaureate/Technical Scholarship Guides & Attachments

Each page of the application must be completed electronically, and then uploaded as a pdf during the online submission process on 4-H Connect.  It is NOT necessary for you to print and mail in a paper copy of the application.   

Application Guide

Use these forms to upload into 4-H CONNECT:

*The attachments will be offered in Microsoft Word Edition no later than November 9th.

ATTACHMENT A: INDIVIDUAL SCHOLASTIC RECORD– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT B: FINANCIAL NARRATIVE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT C: PROJECT EXPERIENCE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT D: LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT E: CITIZENSHIP/COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCES & HONORS– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT F: OUTSIDE 4-H EXPERIENCE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT G: PERSONAL NARRATIVE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT H: CAREER NARRATIVE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT I: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF INTEGRITY, PARTICIPATION, AND CERTIFICATION– PDF

*WORD VERSION OF ATTACHMENT I NOT OFFERED DUE TO SIGNATURE REQUIREMENT.

Courageous Heart Scholarship Guides & Attachments

Each page of the application must be completed electronically, and then uploaded as a pdf during the online submission process on 4-H Connect.  It is NOT necessary for you to print and mail in a paper copy of the application.   

Application Guide

Use these forms to upload into 4-H CONNECT:

*The attachments will be offered in Microsoft Word Edition no later than November 9th.

ATTACHMENT A: INDIVIDUAL SCHOLASTIC RECORD– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT B: FINANCIAL NARRATIVE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT C: PROJECT EXPERIENCE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT D: LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT E: CITIZENSHIP/COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCES & HONORS– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT F: OUTSIDE 4-H EXPERIENCE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT G: PERSONAL NARRATIVE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT H: CAREER NARRATIVE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT I: COURAGEOUS HEART NARRATIVE– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT J: REFERENCE LIST– PDF & Word

ATTACHMENT K: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF INTEGRITY, PARTICIPATION, AND CERTIFICATION– PDF

*WORD VERSION OF ATTACHMENT K IS NOT OFFERED DUE TO SIGNATURE REQUIREMENT.

DUE DATES & DEADLINES

Due dates and deadlines for 2019 Scholarship process are as follows:

November 2018 – January 2019              Applicant complete FAFSA

Set by County Office                                     Application due to County Office

February 1, 2019                                         County Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*

February 15, 2019                                        District Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*

April 12, 2019                                               Interview selection notification

May 3-5, 2019                                              Interviews in College Station

June 11-13, 2019                                          Awards Assembly in College Station

*The status of “APPROVED” on 4-H CONNECT simply means that the information was submitted.  It does not indicate eligibility or awarding of a scholarship.

 

Collegiate 4-H Scholarships

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation provides a limited number of collegiate scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in a Texas College or University.  These scholarships are awarded to deserving former 4-H members who have continued to excel in both academics and service at the collegiate level.

APPLICATION

Collegiate applications will not be accepted through 4-H CONNECT.

Texas 4-H Collegiate Scholarship Application

Completed application with a copy of college transcript(s) must be mailed directly to the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation at the address below postmarked no later than the deadline.

Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation

c/o Collegiate Scholarship

P.O. Box 11020

College Station, Texas 77842

DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

 

EXISTING SCHOLAR HANDBOOKS & FORMS

Scholarship Handbook 2018 – 2019

Wallrath Scholar Handbook 2018 – 2019

Foundation Special Request Form

Wallrath Special Request Form

 

Statewide Initiatives

Texas 4-H sponsors events that build productive skills and leadership abilities among Texas 4-H members.

Texas 4-H members work all year long to participate in competitions at State Roundup, State Dog Show, Shooting Sports State Games, and the State 4-H Horse Show.

Texas 4-H members build leadership skills by conducting a mock legislative session at Texas 4-H Congress and discuss key societal issues at the National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference.

Texas 4-H staff and volunteers request specific monies for their respective events. The Foundation will fund as many requests as possible. All statewide initiatives support goes directly into the events to provide the best possible experience for 4-H members.

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation raises money for Texas 4-H because we believe 4-H improves the lives of Texas youth.

Research has shown that young people who participate in 4-H are more likely to make better grades in school, attend college, be physically active and become engaged citizens.

And we believe that means a better Texas.

Your gifts to the Foundation support Texas 4-H members through the 39 projects offered, at statewide and national events, or by funding 4-H scholarships.

Here are giving areas for Texas 4-H: