4-H Scholarships

General Eligibility:

  • 4-H involvement at county, regional, state, national and international levels
  • Outstanding achievement in 4-H
  • Scholastic excellence
  • Broad range of 4-H experiences and project involvement
  • Leadership and citizenship contributions within and outside of 4-H
  • Financial need (applies to 4-H Rabbit/Cavy scholarship only)

For complete eligibility information refer to the guidelines within the scholarship application below.

Michigan 4-H Youth Development Scholarships

The 4-H Rabbit/Cavy Scholarship is the only scholarship available through this application for 2014.

Michigan Rabbit/Cavy 4-H Scholarship

Award amount: Varies, two to four given annually

Who can apply:
Those who will be college freshmen in the Fall 2015. Students must have been enrolled in a 4-H rabbit or cavy project for at least three years.

Michigan State University Scholarships

Michigan State University 4-H Scholarship

Award amount: $2,500 annually for four consecutive years of full-time study at MSU. Six scholarships are given annually.

Who can apply:
4-H members who are high school seniors must apply to MSU and submit the MSU 4-H Scholarship Application by November 1 of their senior year. Applicants must meet the standard admissions requirements of the university and be accepted to MSU.

Application form:

MSU Admissions: http://admissions.msu.edu/

Michigan State University Pre-College Program Scholarship

Award amount: $2,000 applied toward the student’s first year at MSU as a degree-seeking student. Scholarship recipients are not guaranteed admission to MSU and must meet admission requirements upon submitting the MSU application as an incoming undergraduate.)

Who can apply: Students in 8th, 9th or 10th grade following their MSU pre-college program involvement (such as 4-H Exploration Days, 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp, 4-H Renewal Energy Camp, 4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp or 4-H Capitol Experience). Students will be invited to apply by their county MSU Extension 4-H staff for Exploration Days or the pre-college program director for GLNR Camp, Renewable Energy Camp, 4-H Animal & Veterinary Science Camp and Capitol Experience.

Because of the large number of eligible students, a maximum of five percent of eligible enrollment can be nominated from each program. This is a competitive application process from all of MSU’s pre-college programs. Students must complete the MSU Pre-College Scholarship Application Packet in its entirety by the specified deadlines. Forms must be to the State CYI/4-H office by the fall deadline.

Visit the MSU Spartan Youth Programs website at to learn about other MSU pre-college programs.

Michigan 4-H Foundation Scholarships

The Michigan 4-H Foundation offers scholarships to attend Michigan State University. There is no separate application process for these awards scholarships – recipients are selected from the MSU 4-H Youth Development Scholarship applicant pool.

Funding 4-H Youth Development Scholarships

Contact the Michigan 4-H Foundation if you would like to help support 4-H youth in their pursuit of a college education. There are various ways you can make a gift to create a 4-H scholarship fund.

Contact:

Jacob DeDecker, Program Leader
Michigan State University Extension
Children & Youth Institute / 4-H Youth Development
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Phone: 517-432-7604

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