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Scholarship Opportunities

Delaware 4-H Foundation Scholarship


Delaware Farm Bureau Scholarships

Each year, the Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee and Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee award scholarships to deserving high school and college students!

View the available scholarships below:

DE Farm Bureau Scholarships

 

2022 DE 4-H Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The Delaware 4-H Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to manage private funds in support of the 4-H youth development program in Delaware. As an educational organization, the foundation encourages young adults to pursue education and training beyond high school. In recognition of continued 4-H leadership, funds are available to support one or more scholarships offered for Delaware 4-H members to pursue higher education.

To qualify, applicants must have completed five years as a 4-H member, with at least three of those in Delaware. Recipients must be high school graduates and be enrolled full-time at any two- or four-year institution of higher education for the fall or spring semester of the 2022-2023 academic year. Applicants may be enrolled in any area of study. High school seniors will be evaluated separately from matriculated college students. Scholarships will only be awarded once per individual; those not awarded are encouraged to apply again.

Scholarship selection will be based upon a written essay, 4-H leadership, 4-H involvement, school/extracurricular activities, community involvement, academic performance, and two letters of reference. Applications may be downloaded from the Delaware 4-H Foundation website (http://www.delaware4hfoundation.org). Only current transcript and two (2) letters of reference may be attached. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Delaware State Fair. Scholarship checks will be issued to scholarship winners AFTER completion of their first semester. Awardees are required to submit a transcript from the first completed semester PRIOR to the check being issued.

Completed application form, most recent transcript, and two current reference letters are due to the State 4-H Office by May 1, 2022 via the University of Delaware’s Dropbox: https://pandora.nss.udel.edu/

  1. Click the “Drop-off” button.
  2. Enter your information in box 1.
  3. For Box 2 recipient email, enter: de4h (please note there is NO dash in de4h)
  4. Upload your files in box 3
  5. Click the “drop-off the file” box.

You should receive a confirmation from Dropbox. If you do not receive a confirmation within 72 hours, please call the Delaware 4-H Office at 302-831-2509 to verify that the application was received.

This scholarship will be announced on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. during the Delaware 4-H Foundation Donor Appreciation Brunch, 4-H Building, Delaware State Fair, Harrington. No checks will be given out at the Delaware State Fair.

No person applying for this scholarship shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age or gender.

For more information, please visit the Delaware 4-H Foundation website: http://www.delaware4hfoundation.org.

2022 Scholarship Application

First State Antique Tractor Club Scholarship

The First State Antique Tractor Club offers yearly scholarships to graduating seniors, on the Delmarva Peninsula, for the purpose of continuing education, in the field of agriculture.The scholarships will be awarded to a full-time student, accepted in an agriculture program at a two- or four-year university or college. All applications must be received by April 15th. All applicants must show financial need and academic merit. An independent panel processes the applications and makes the selections.  The amount of the award/awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee of The First State Tractor Club. Four (4) $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded this year.

More information can be found here: https://firststateantiquetractorclub.com/scholarship-application

Camp Scholarships

Apply now for a scholarship toward the cost of one of our summer camps. Forms are due, either via the online form or physically in to the NCC Office by Friday, February 4. If sending in to the office, you can fax to 302-831-8934 or mail to NCC 4-H, 461 Wyoming Rd., Newark, 19716.

We will contact scholarship recipients as soon as possible.

Online 2022 4-H State Camp Scholarship Application

Online 2022 4-H Day Camp Scholarship Application


Printable 2022 4-H State Camp Scholarship Application Form

Printable 2022 4-H Day Camp Scholarship Application Form

2021 DE 4-H Foundation Scholarship

Delaware 4-H Foundation announces 2021 scholarship opportunities

 

The Delaware 4-H Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to manage private funds in support of the 4-H youth development program in Delaware.  As an educational organization, the foundation encourages young adults to pursue education and training beyond high school.  In recognition of continued 4-H leadership, funds are available to support one or more scholarships offered for Delaware 4-H members to pursue higher education.

 

To qualify, applicants must have completed five years as a 4-H member, with at least three of those in Delaware.  Recipients must be high school graduates and be enrolled full-time at any two- or four-year institution of higher education for the fall or spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year.  Applicants may be enrolled in any area of study.  High school seniors will be evaluated separately from matriculated college students. Scholarships will only be awarded once per individual; those not awarded are encouraged to apply again.

 

Scholarship selection will be based upon a written essay, 4-H leadership, 4-H involvement, school/extracurricular activities, community involvement, academic performance, and two letters of reference.  Applications may be downloaded from the Delaware 4-H Foundation website (http://www.delaware4hfoundation.org).  Only current transcript and two (2) letters of reference may be attached.  Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

 

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Delaware State Fair.  Scholarship checks will be issued to scholarship winners AFTER completion of their first semester.  Awardees are required to submit a transcript from the first completed semester PRIOR to the check being issued.

 

Completed application form, most recent transcript, and two current reference letters are due to the State 4-H Office by May 1, 2021 via the University of Delaware’s Dropbox:

https://pandora.nss.udel.edu/  

 

  1. Click the “Drop-off” button.
  2. Enter your information in box 1.
  3. For Box 2 recipient email, enter: de4h (please note there is NO dash in de4h)
  4. Upload your files in box 3
  5. Click the “drop-off the file” box.

 

You should receive a confirmation from Dropbox. If you do not receive a confirmation within 72 hours, please call the Delaware 4-H Office at 302-831-2509 to verify that the application was received.

 

This scholarship will be announced on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. during the Delaware 4-H Foundation Donor Appreciation Brunch, 4-H Building, Delaware State Fair, Harrington.  No checks will be given out at the Delaware State Fair.

 

No person applying for this scholarship shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age or gender.

 

For more information, please visit the Delaware 4-H Foundation website: http://www.delaware4hfoundation.org.

2021 4-H Foundation Scholarship application

 

Scholarship Opportunities

DDC College Scholarship:

The Delaware Diabetes Coalition has established a scholarship to provide financial assistance to high school seniors who are planning to attend further education in an accredited higher education program or students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

If you have an eligible student, please encourage them to apply by the April 30 deadline.  Students can apply at   www.dediabetescoalition.org/resources/scholarship


THE JIM CLAXTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

ADMINISTERED BY:

 TURFGRASS PRODUCERS

OF MARYLAND

     The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund was initiated during the Spring of 2011 in order to honor Jim and his contributions to the Mid-Atlantic area turfgrass industry and financially support students while pursuing a college degree.

Jim worked as a salesman for Newsom Seed from the early 1990’s until soon before his passing on March 20, 2013. He made great contributions to turfgrass related businesses during this period, especially businesses involved in turf production.

 

The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund allows for a single, annual $500.00 award to be issued to a winning applicant prior to the fall college semester.

Written requests for applications for The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund can be sent to:

Turfgrass Producers of Maryland

P.O. Box 389

St. Michaels, MD 21663

Attention: The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund

And/or email to: Vernon@AllStatesTurf.com and/or Harry.kenney@nutrien.com

Completed applications, along with any essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc. should be postmarked and mailed by 05/31/2021 to:

Turfgrass Producers of Maryland

P.O. Box 389

St. Michaels, MD 21663

Attention: The Jim Claxton Scholarship Fund

And/or email to: Vernon@AllStatesTurf.com and/or Harry.kenney@nutrien.com

 

In addition to a possible interview with one or more Turfgrass Producers of Maryland Board Members, the following criteria will be considered by the TPM board while deciding who will be awarded this scholarship:

  • The applicant should be a current high school senior or be enrolled full time in a two year Associate Degree or four year Bachelor Degree college or university program. Proof of college or university enrollment in an Associate Degree or Bachelor Degree program may be requested by the MTA board.
  • The applicant should reside in the Mid-Atlantic area or be enrolled in a college or university located in the Mid-Atlantic area.
  • The applicant should have earned a high school or current college level GPA of at least 2.5. A transcript should be submitted along with the application.
  • Preference may be given to students enrolled in a turfgrass related field.
  • Preference may be given to students with experience in turf production and/or turf maintenance.
  • An essay of one page or less, using 12 pitch x New Roman or equivalent with a one inch margin that should include how you intend to utilize your Associate or Bachelor degree.
  • A current high school and/or college level transcript and up to three letters of recommendation can be submitted with the completed application.

THE JIM CLAXTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATION

4-H Spring Foundation Aid Opportunities

Requests to the Delaware 4-H Foundation for Club/Group financial aid is March 1, 2021.  Please share in your upcoming updates and newsletters.

The Delaware 4-H Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting the 4-H program.  Financial Support Requests will be accepted twice a fiscal year:  March 1 and October 1

The applications will be reviewed and awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors.  The attached form must be submitted electronically to de4h@udel.edu.  Notification of the receipt of the request will be confirmed within 72 hours to the contact person named on the request.  Once a decision has been made, the contact person will be notified of the Board’s decision.

This information can also be found on our website here:  https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/cooperative-extension/personal-economic-development/4H-youth-development/about-4h/de-4h-foundation/

Club Financial Aid Requests Due March 1

Just a reminder that the next deadline for requests to the Delaware 4-H Foundation for Club/Group financial aid is March 1st.    Please make sure your club leaders are aware of the upcoming deadline.

The Delaware 4-H Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting the 4-H program.  Financial Support Requests will be accepted twice a fiscal year.

March 1 and October 1

The applications will be reviewed and awarded at the discretion of the Board of Directors.  The below form must be submitted electronically to de4h@udel.edu.  Notification of the receipt of the request will be confirmed within 72 hours to the contact person named on the request.  Once a decision has been made, the contact person will be notified of the Board’s decision.

DE 4-H Foundation Financial Request Form

Quilters Scholarship Available

BRANDYWINE VALLEY QUILTERS GUILD 2020 GRANTS

Purpose: To support education or training in textile, sewing, quilting, fiber, or fabric arts and/or technology or related areas. Grants are intended to aid teachers or instructors in public or non-profit schools, institutions, or organizations with the expenses associated with teaching/ training, such as supplies, equipment or other educational materials.

Grant Awards: Awards may be up to $1,000.

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Applicant Requirements: Applicants must be teachers, instructors or representatives of a public or non-profit school, institution or organization that operates in New Castle County DE or Delaware/ Chester County PA.

Applications: Applicants must submit a brief application letter to bvqscholarships@yahoo.com. The letter must include:

  • Name of applicant or representative and position/affiliation and the name of the school, institution, or organization. Non-profits should include 501(c)3 status.
  • Contact information including postal and email addresses and phone number(s).
  • Description of current activities related to fabric, sewing, or related arts. Attachments may include photographs or website address where activities can be viewed.
  • Request for Funding: Amount and specific description of how the funds will be used.

Review: A committee with approval of the Brandywine Valley Quilters Board will select the award recipient(s). All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by June 1, 2020.

Follow-up: Within 6 months of receiving the scholarship award, recipients are expected to send an email or letter of acknowledgement which briefly describes how the award has been used. Send to bvqscholarships@yahoo.com.

The recipient or representative may be invited to report on their activities, experiences, or accomplishments at a regular monthly meeting of the Guild.

Scholarship Opportunities

There are ten $10,000 scholarships available now!

The Farm Credit Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is giving away ten scholarshipseach worth $10,000 to local students planning to pursue a career in agriculture.That’s right – we’re giving away $100,000 directly to ag students in our community!

Our scholarship program is open to all high school seniors or currently enrolled college students residing in MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s territory who are planning to work in the agriculture industry.

This could mean you’re planning to be a farmer, food scientist, veterinarian, ag educator, engineer, or even a Farm Credit employee!

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, January 10, 2020.

Good luck, and we’ll see you on the #OtherSideofAg!

Apply now!

 

Scholarship Opportunities

  1. The grant, in the amount of $300, known as the M. Katherine Jones Memorial Fund, is administered by the new Castle County Association for Family and Community Education.
  2. It shall be awarded to a New Castle County resident who has graduated or is graduating from high school, and has been accepted at an accredited Delaware college or university.
  3. The applicant should provide name, address, phone number and contact email (if you have one).
  4. The applicant must provide a statement of why he/she wants the scholarship.
  5. The applicant must provide a statement of community service and school accomplishments. If a member of a club such as 4-H, provide information about accomplishments as a member of this organization.
  6. The applicant must supply names and addresses of three references one of which may be a representative from the club/organization of which the applicant was a member.
  7. The applicant should arrange for a copy of the latest transcript (high school or college) to be sent to the chairperson of the memorial fund committee.
  8. The grant shall be a gift for one year.
  9. Reapplication in subsequent years can be considered.
  10. Application must be made by June 1 for the upcoming academic year.
  11. If no applicant is accepted for the academic year, the New Castle County Association for Family and Community Education may determine how the fund should be distributed.

 


Dear Student:

A competitive grant from the New Castle County Association for Family and Community Education is available to a New Castle County resident who has graduated or is graduating from high school, and accepted at an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year.

If you are interested in applying for this competitive grant, write to:

Grace Owen

46 West Village Rd.

Newark, DE 19713

Your letter of application should include:

  1. Your contact information
  2. A statement about why you want the grant.
  3. Your aspirations for the future.
  4. Community service, school and club/group (like 4-H) accomplishments.
  5. The names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) references, at least one of whom should be associated with the club or organization of which you are a member.
  6. An official document of previous academic performance (high school or college transcript).

The application should be received by June 1 so that the grant can be available for the beginning of the upcoming fall semester.

Very truly yours,

Maria R. Pippidis

Family and Consumer Science Educator

New Castle County Extension Director

Scholarship Opportunities

The First State Antique Tractor Club offers yearly scholarships to graduating seniors for the purpose of continuing education in the field of agriculture.

Eligible students will be as follows:  all schools in DE, five high schools in MD (North Caroline, Colonel Richardson, Easton, Queen Anne and North Dorchester), or the child or grandchild of a club member.
The scholarship will be awarded to a full time student, accepted in an agriculture program at a two or four year university or college. All applications must be received by April 15. All applicants must show financial need and academic merit. An independent panel processes the applications and makes the selections.  The amount of the award/awards will be determined by the Scholarship Committee of The First State Tractor Club. Four (4) $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded this year.

The scholarships are paid directly to the school or college as directed by the recipient.

The award must be paid to a school or college by October 31.  If the scholarship is not used by October 31 of the second year, it will revert back to the Club.   A change in the college after the scholarships have been awarded will result in a review by the selection committee.

The scholarships will be awarded at The First State Antique Tractor Club’s annual show.

 

Please mail your completed application to:

Mr. William Argo    18330 McColleys Chapel Road, Georgetown, DE 19947

For Information Call Bill Argo at 302-856-7800

First State Tractor Club Scholarship Form

 

DE 4-H Foundation Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2019 Delaware 4-H Foundation academic scholarships. Attached is the announcement and application, which is also posted on our website:  http://extension.udel.edu/4h/academic-scholarships/

The completed application form, most recent transcript, and two current reference letters are due to the State 4-H Office by May 1, 2019 via the University of Delaware’s Dropbox (linked on the application).

2019 Delaware 4H Foundation Scholarship announcement

2019 4-H Foundation Scholarship application

 

DE 4-H Foundation Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2019 Delaware 4-H Foundation academic scholarships. Attached is the announcement and application, which is also posted on our website:  http://extension.udel.edu/4h/academic-scholarships/

The completed application form, most recent transcript, and two current reference letters are due to the State 4-H Office by May 1, 2019 via the University of Delaware’s Dropbox (linked on the application).

2019 Delaware 4H Foundation Scholarship announcement

2019 4-H Foundation Scholarship application

 

🐝 2019 Beekeeping Essay Competition 🐝

2019 Essay Topic: Honey Varietals, State to State

Each jar of honey reflects an unrepeatable combination of climate, soil, weather and flowers. Each state has unique honey varietals that beekeepers can market to their customers. Please identify one unique varietal to your state and discuss the flower’s uniqueness and how beekeepers can effectively market that varietal.

In your essay, please include a photo of the varietal’s flower, an interview with a local beekeeper who collects this varietal and a recipe that highlights the varietal.

Entries should be submitted to the State 4-H office by Friday, February 1st, 2019. 

Click below for more info:

2019 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition Info