Awarded annually in late Spring for the following academic year. Award amounts vary; most are one-time scholarships. Scholarships have a minimum of 2-3 year 4-H participation required. Applicants are ranked by the scholarship committee by specific scholarship criteria and 4-H accomplishments. As part of the Office of Engagement & Extension, Colorado 4-H awards scholarships to outstanding 4-H youth who have actively engaged in Colorado 4-H clubs for at least 3 years. The scholarship process is competitive and open from November 1, 2023, through March 1, 2024.
Scholarship recipients will be announced by early May 2024. There are opportunities available for a variety of students, including for those attending CSU or other universities, trade school, junior colleges, transfer students, and continuing students.
To begin the application, click https://co4hfoundation.academicworks.com/ to see the scholarship opportunities available. Once signed in, the first step is to apply using the General Application, where specific questions will be asked to determine which of the scholarships you are eligible for using defined criteria.
The Colorado 4-H scholarships are available now and due April 1. Additional information and scholarships available can be found at https://co4h.colostate.edu/about-us/scholarships/
Local County Scholarships:
The variety of county scholarships will be mailed to graduating seniors sometime in March once the Extension office receives them. Most of these have a July 1 due date.
ALL Ages of Elbert County 4-H Members LEMBKE SCHOLARSHIP:
Three $1,000 scholarships available each year, one to each age group: Juniors ages 8-10, Intermediates ages 11-13, and Seniors ages 14-18.
Basic qualifications to apply are that Elbert County 4-H members complete both a general project and an animal project and participate in a county specialty contest. Scholarship applications are due at the end of the 4-H year on September 30. Downloadable forms including list of bonus projects are available below.