4-H Scholarship Opportunities
Texas 4-H Foundation Scholarship
The 2021 Texas 4-H Foundation Opportunity Scholarship applications will open November 2nd. There are a few updates to this year’s application. Due to COVID-19, many testing sites have been closed and seniors are having difficulty getting in to take the SAT/ACT exams. This year, we will be waiving the requirement for these exams. Applicants will not be asked to provide a score.
Another change was made to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo financial aid cap. Previously, one would not be eligible for the HLSR scholarship if they accepted more than $90,000 in financial aid and scholarships. They have increased this cap to $110,000.
- Application Deadline if you would like your application reviewed: Friday, January 15th (turn your application in to an agent if you would like for him/her to review it before the final deadline)
- Application Deadline: February 15th
- Interview Notifications: April 2021
- Interviews in College Station: Tentative for April 23rd-25th, 2021
- Awards Assembly in College Station: Tentative for June 8th-11th, 2021
Keep in mind:
You must complete your FAFSA (The Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before submitting your scholarship application at http://www.fafsa.gov/. This is required for Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart scholarships. Please complete this before mid-December.
If you wait, you may not have time to get the FAFSA paperwork submitted and receive the SAR report before the Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship application deadline. This is a required document to be attached to your application, without this you will not be able to apply.
GILLESPIE 4-H ADULT LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: Monday, February 8th, 2021
Gillespie County EEA Scholarship
The Gillespie County EEA Scholarship deadline is Monday, February 8th. If you have any questions, please contact Shea at the Extension Office.
Gillespie EEA Scholarship Application (fillable pdf)
District EEA Scholarship
Deadline: Monday, February 8th to Shea at Extension Office
4-H high school seniors are encouraged to also apply for the District EEA Scholarship. Application, 4-H Recordbook from previous year, official high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores, and two letters of recommendation are required.