Buffalo County 4-H Scholarships Offered

Buffalo County 4-H Scholarship Policy:

1. Eligible youth are 12th grade high school graduating seniors who are members of Buffalo
County 4-H at time of application.
2. There are three types of 4-H Scholarships available in Buffalo County. Each type of
scholarship could be awarded at both a $500 award and a $250 award. Those
scholarships are:
a. Youth Leadership (1-$500 and 1-$250) – A scholarship that recognizes 4-H
members who have contributed to youth development through leadership defined
by the competencies of planning, promoting, teaching, mentoring, advocating
and advising others.
b. 4-H Project Work (1-$500 and 1-$250) – A scholarship that recognizes 4-H
members who demonstrate mastery in at least one 4-H project and share their
skills and knowledge in a way that builds capacity for self and others.
c. Serving-Learning (1-$500 and 1-$250) – A scholarship that recognizes 4-H
members whose generosity has deeply impacted themselves and others in the
3. The required submission materials for each application include:
a. 1000 – 1500 word essay on the essay topic listed below
b. Cover letter and resume according to current Buffalo County 4-H guidelines. An
adult recommendation is not required.
4. 4-H Scholarship Essay topics:
a. Youth Leadership – What is your leadership philosophy and how did your 4-H
experiences shape your understanding of what it means to lead your peers or
work in partnership with adults?
b. 4-H Project Work – What is your most significant 4-H project story to date?
Write about one 4-H project experience and how you have grown as a result. Tell
how you have influenced others through that one 4-H project.
c. Serving-Learning – How is service-learning different from community service?
Write about a service-learning experience you contributed to and how it impacted
you and others in the community.
5. Applicants must participate in an interview in November in-person meeting.
6. Scholarship materials are due November 1 annually. Documents may be emailed or sent
by U.S. mail to the 4-H Youth Development Educator.
7. Any applicant may apply for more than one scholarship during their graduating year.
Each scholarship entry requires a separate 1000 word essay. Only one cover letter and
resume need to be submitted. Only one interview will take place. Graduating high school
seniors are only eligible only receive one scholarship, no matter the number of essays
8. Scholarship awards will be provided in cash at time of 4-H member’s student graduation
award ceremonies. The dollar amount will be accompanied by a plaque.

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