4-H scholarship deadline is April 1

Farm Forum

Brookings – Youth, who have at least five years of active membership in South Dakota 4-H and are current high school seniors or are enrolled in post secondary education are encouraged to apply for South Dakota 4-H Scholarships.

“These scholarships are specifically for SD 4-H members and the process makes it easy to apply for as many as you would like,” said Audrey Rider SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Leadership Field Specialist.

There are seven different scholarship opportunities and the deadline for all applicaitons is April 1, 2013.

To find out what to include in your cover letter and resume, refer to the 2013 South Dakota State 4-H Scholarship Policy document in the 4-H Resource library on iGrow.org.

A committee will review all applications and announce recipients in early May. All applicants will be notified via USPS mail regarding their final status after selection of recipients. All recipients must complete and return the 4-H Scholarship Acceptance Form to receive the scholarship(s).

4-H scholarship awards are based on fulfillment of specific criteria:

40 percent scholastic achievement;

10 percent character;

40 percent 4-H project involvement including Citizenship/Community Service and Leadership; and

10 percent financial need.

For a complete listing, visit iGrow.org.