2018 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Application Announcement

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer to our senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship through the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation.  This year Texas 4-H members can apply for scholarships in three areas, baccalaureate, courageous heart, and technical. Former Texas 4-H members will be able to apply for scholarships through the collegiate scholarship program.  All applications and support materials are attached to this email.  Additionally, all information can be downloaded from the Texas 4-H website at:  texas4-h.tamu.edu

Changes for the 2018 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Process

  • Texas 4-H will continue to accept both the old and new versions of SAT scores for the 2018 application process.
  • Applicants must work directly with their school administrators to ensure they have quartile ranking for their application. A quartile ranking is required to be considered for a Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship.
  • Scholarship Interviews will be conducted in College Station in May, 2018.
  • Dr. Toby Lepley will resume leadership as Scholarship Coordinator for 2018.  Please direct all questions directly to Dr. Lepley or your District 4-H Specialists.

The application and the instructions are separate documents for easier completion and direction.  The application form is being offered in Microsoft Word edition.

Due to a continued increase in incomplete and the incorrect completion of the scholarship applications from applicants, any incomplete or incorrect application submitted will not be considered.  It is the responsibility of the 4-H member and parent/guardian to ensure all information is correct and complete prior to submitting.  Absolutely no follow up or updates will be allowed once submitted.

Due dates and deadlines for 2018 Scholarship process are as follows:

November, 2017                                 Release of 2018 Application

November – January                          Scholarship Trainings

October                                                 Applicant can start completing FAFSA and receive report

Set by County Office                           Application due to County Office

February 2, 2018                                 Applications due to District Office

February 16, 2018                              Applications due to State 4-H Office

April 13, 2018                                      Interview selection notification

May 4-6, 2018                                     Interviews in College Station, Texas

June 12, 13, &/or 14, 2018               Awards Assemblies/Banquets (College Station, TX)

Requirements for the Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart Scholarships

All applications MUST meet the minimum requirements/criteria to even be considered for judging (see guidelines for complete details).  Those applications not meeting the requirements should not be submitted to the county Extension Office and/or Agent.

Trainings

The Texas A&M Collegiate 4-H Club will be hosting a face-to-face training in College Station on the campus of Texas A&M University on Saturday, November 18th from 9 am to 3 pm.  Registration is $20.00 per person and sign up can be completed on 4-H CONNECT until November 15th.  For other trainings check with your District 4-H Specialist to see about any district based training(s) might be held in your area.

 

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