Category Archives: Scholarships

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

Animal Science Updates

 

Delaware State Fair Livestock Tagging Dates for Market Animals

All market animals must be identified with a Delaware State Fair ear tag in order to be eligible.  This applies to market steers, feeder calves, market lambs, market goats and market hogs.  Again this year feeder calves must be tagged!  Breed animals do not need to be tagged.

May 5- 9:00 am-11:00 am- Sussex County- REC (no cattle)- minimum pig weight 75 lbs

May 5- 9:00 am- 11:00 am- NCC- Newark- Cook Farm- minimum pig weight is 75 lbs

May 12- 9:00 am-11:00 am- Kent County- DSF- minimum pig weight 80 lbs

May 18- 6:00 pm-9:00 pm- Kent County- DSF- Livestock Show- minimum pig weight is 85 lbs (no Saturday tagging)

May 22- 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm- Kent County- DSF- FINAL TAGGING minimum pig weight is 85 lbs

**Sussex County does not have the ability to weigh steers or feeder calves so if you want your steer to be weighed at the time of tagging, it must be brought to one of the Delaware State Fair tagging dates.  To be eligible for the Delaware Farm Bureau Rate of Gain Contest, you must weigh and tag at the location for your county.

 

PQA/YQCA Certification

All Junior Market Hog Exhibitors are required to have a current PQA/YQCA certification in order to exhibit a market hog at the Delaware State Fair.  The national Youth Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) training is a program that was put together by the National Pork Producers Association.  Commercial hog producers across the county have been required to have this certification since 1999 in order to market their hogs.  This program is currently in transition to a new Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program which will cover all livestock species for all youth ages 8-21 nationwide. After June 1, the old Youth PQA program will cease to exist and the YQCA program will be the only option for certification. The adult PQA certification program will continue.

For 2018, the Delaware State Fair Swine Department will accept either the PQA or YQCA certification.  There are currently two options for obtaining YQCA certification. The in person class certification option is open to any age but youth under the age of 8 (computed as of Jan 1 of the current year) must have a parent attend the class with them.  Youth YQCA certification received through the classroom option is valid for one year.  Youth ages 8-21 as of January must register through the YQCA website http://yqca.org and pay a $3.00 fee online that goes directly to YQCA even if you are attending an in person training.  This must be completed prior to coming to the training.

In addition, there is an online YQCA training and certification option for youth ages 8-21. You must pay a $12.00 fee online that goes directly to the YQCA program in order to complete the online training.  For youth age 12 and under, parents are required to register their youth on the YQCA website. Youth should take the online module that corresponds to their age as of January 1 of the current year. Online Adult PQA certification is now an option for parents of youth 5-7 as of January 1 if it is a parent’s first time receiving a PQA certification.  There is no charge for this certification.  Please contact Susan Garey if you would like to be granted access to the online Adult PQA certification training to cover youth ages 5-7.

The following local YQCA class training dates have been scheduled for this spring:

April 16, 2018- NCC YQCA Classroom Training- New Castle County Extension Office 6:30-8:00 pm

May 10, 2018 – Sussex County YQCA Classroom Training- Carvel Center 6:30-8:00 pm

June 4, 2018- FINAL YQCA Classroom Training- Kent County Extension Office- 6:30-8:00 pm

You may attend class or testing in any of the locations. If you plan on attending any of these sessions, please RSVP to Susan Garey (302)730-4000 or truehart@udel.edu at least three days prior so that there will be adequate materials. If there are no registrations in advance, the class will be canceled. Please contact Susan Garey if you have any questions or concerns in regards to PQA/YQCA certification needs as we transition to this one uniform national program.

 

Jackpot Show Entries Due May 1

The Kent County 4-H Livestock Advisory Committee is hosting its 21st Jackpot Show on May 19, 2018 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds.  This is a market preview show for steers, market goats, market lambs, and market hogs.  Entry information is posted on the State 4-H animal science page https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/15083812/Jackpot-show-entry-form-2018.pdf and entries must be postmarked by May 1 or entry fees double.

 

NCC Hosts 4-H/FFA Livestock Classic- ENTRY DEADLINE MAY 7- Late entry fees are double!

New Castle County 4-H and FFA Livestock Volunteers are hosting the 4-H and FFA Summer Livestock Classic on June 9, 2018 at the Delaware State Fair.  This event is open to any 4-H or FFA member in Delaware and the eastern shore counties of Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties. Classes offered include showmanship and market classes.  Entry information and a class list are posted on the state 4-H animal Science website http://extension.udel.edu/4h/projects-activities-for-members/4-h-animal-science/

Please note entries must be postmarked by May 7 to avoid late fees.
 
Dairy Leasing Agreements Due to County Offices May 1

2018 Delaware Youth Dairy Leasing Agreements must be turned in to county offices for county agent signatures or to Susan Garey by May 1.  Copies of dairy leases will be forwarded on to the Delaware State Fair.  The leasing agreement is posted on the state 4-H webpage under the “Dairy” heading. http://extension.udel.edu/4h/projects-activities-for-members/4-h-animal-science/ This is the only version of a leasing agreement that is accepted for Delaware shows.

 

National 4-H Dairy Conference Applications Due May 1 

The 2018 National 4-H Dairy Conference is September 30- October 3, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin.  The conference is for 15 to 18 year-olds who have participated in the 4-H Dairy Program for at least three years, who are currently enrolled in 4-H and have an interest in the dairy industry.  The Delaware 4-H Foundation provides funding for two delegates and one chaperone each year.

The conference will be held concurrently with the World Dairy Expo.  National 4-H Dairy Conference delegates may not participate in the National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest or exhibit cattle at the World Dairy Expo due to time constraints.  You may not have previously attended National 4-H Dairy Conference.  For more information on National 4-H Dairy Conference please visit https://national4hdairyconference.org

The updated application is available on the State 4-H Animal Science webpage at http://extension.udel.edu/4h/projects-activities-for-members/4-h-animal-science/ and is due to Susan Garey by May 1.

 

Final Delaware Junior Dairy Futurity Payment Due May 1

The third payment for futurity animals entered for the 2018 Delaware Junior Dairy Futurity is due May 1 to volunteer Charmayne Busker.  Calves MUST be exhibited by a Delaware State Fair Junior Dairy Exhibitor. Leased animals are eligible and an exhibitor must be named on the last entry on May 1, 2018.  For more information please consult the 2018 entry form posted on the State 4-H animal science page at https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/22080910/2018-Delaware-Youth-Dairy-Futurity-Entry-Form.pdf

or email Charmayne Busker cpbusker@gmail.com

 

Harness Horse Youth Foundation Announces Summer Camp Programs

Spring is just around the corner. That can mean only one thing, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation summer camp schedule and applications are now available. Complete details are at http://hhyf.org/schedule-applications.

The HHYF Trottingbreds and staff will kick off the season with a bang on July 4-7 in Goshen, N.Y. with the Leadership Program and then spend another week with the introductory level July 10-14 also based at Goshen Historic Track. The next stop will be The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono July 17-21 and then on to Gaitway Farm on July 24-28. The introductory level finals will again take place at The Meadowlands on Hambletonian weekend Aug. 3-4.  There will not be a Harrington camp this year.

Camp registration fee is $150, which includes meals, materials and lodging where applicable.

All introductory level events are open to any interested young person (no horse experience necessary) between the ages of 12 and 14. The Leadership Program is designed for former participants of HHYF events or those age 15 and up with at least some harness racing experience.

Camp applications are due May 15.

Additional dates will be announced as they are added. For questions or to find more details visit www.hhyf.org or e-mail Executive Director Ellen Taylor, ellen@hhyf.org.

New in 2018, the Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) is offering one scholarship to attend a camp of their choice to one lucky camper:

The Delaware Valley Chapter the United States Harness Writers’ Association is proud to announce that we will be giving a scholarship to a lucky 12-year old to attend the HHYF Camp this summer of their choice. Scholarship will include tuition and travel money.
To apply for this summer opportunity to learn and have fun call or e-mail the following:
Judy Davis-Wilson (302) 359-3630 or E-mail: Zoe8874@aol.com
Clarissa Coughlin E-mail: ClarissaCoughlin@gmail.com

Both of the ladies can be reached via PM on Facebook.

Once the scholarship is awarded there is a camp application for the location of the recipients’ choice.

The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with harness horses, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org.

Tufts University Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Camp

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine is a fun and engaging career exploration program for middle and high school students who are interested in pursuing a veterinary career. They invite 4-H youth to apply to AVM and discover if this exciting career is right for you!

AVM attendees will explore the wide variety of opportunities available within veterinary medicine and see first-hand what attending veterinary school is really like. Programs are available for middle school, high school, college and adult age groups.  Sessions include lectures by Tufts faculty and vet students, interesting laboratories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities with animals. AVM is held on the beautiful campus of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, located about 40 minutes west of Boston in North Grafton, MA.

Applications for summer 2018 are now available! For more information on the program, including dates, eligibility, and tuition please visit the AVM website or contact us at AVM@tufts.edu.

 

2018 Delaware 4-H Avian Bowl Rules, Entry Information and Study Sections

The rules and guidelines along with the study sections and entry information for the 2018 Delaware 4-H Avian Bowl held during the Delaware State Fair has been posted to the State 4-H Animal Science web page.  Entries are due via the Delaware State Fair website by June 1.  Visit https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/28103102/Delaware-4-H-Avian-Bowl-Rules-and-Guidelines-2018.pdf for the complete rules and study sections.

Poultry Behavior and How to ‘Read’ a Flock- Free Webinar June 5- 3:00-4:00 pm

A discussion will be held on how poultry behave the way they do. From very young to older birds, there are traits that can, at times, work against you. Tips on resolving some issues you can spot in a flock will be discussed. Dr. Gregory Martin, a poultry extension educator from the Pennsylvania State University will be presenting.  Visit https://learn.extension.org/events/3380 for more information and to register for he free webinar. If you register you will have access to the recording of the webinar even if you cannot attend during the actual broadcast.

 

Invitational Livestock Judging Contest Friday, June 8th– 6:30 pm

The Kent County 4-H Livestock Advisory Committee along with the NCC 4-H Livestock Show Committee and Delaware FFA will be hosting an invitational livestock judging contest Friday, June 8th beginning at 6:30 pm in the Kent building on the Delaware State Fairgrounds. New Castle, Kent and Sussex County 4-H will be using this as their county qualifier for livestock judging at the Delaware State Fair.  If you are from another 4-H group or an FFA Chapter you are welcome to come and utilize the classes as a workout.  Official placings will be provided to everyone but you must bring your own judging supplies and provide your own listener for oral reasons if you are from FFA or an outside 4-H group. Awards will be presented prior to the start of the livestock show on Saturday morning.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunity for high school seniors:

The 1st State Antique Tractor Club is offering a scholarship. The deadline for application is April 15.

For details and application, please visit:

http://www.firststateantiquetractorclub.com/student-scholarship-application-1.html

 

There are also 2 other scholarships with upcoming deadlines:

  • The Delaware 4-H Foundation Scholarship ~ Deadline 5/1/18
  • Daisy 4-H Shooting Sports Scholarship~ Deadline 4/30/18

Applications/announcements are attached and are also updated on our website:  http://extension.udel.edu/4h/academic-scholarships/

 

Finally, the deadline for the M. Katherine Jones Memorial Fund is July 1.

  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 July 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 April 30 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

 

 

College Scholarship Opportunity

Announcing the KATHERINE JONES MEMORIAL FUND

 

  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 July 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 April 30 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

 

 

Animal Science Updates

Delaware Equine Council Foundation Scholarship- $1500 

Eligibillity:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a Delaware resident or Delaware Equine Council member. ($10.00 to become an individual member)
  • Must be enrolled and in good standing in an agriculture, equine, veterinary or vet tech program in the United States.
  • Must submit a typewritten 250-word essay :

“How I plan to use this course of study to further the equine or agriculture industry.”

  • Must complete a typed application and include a transcript of a minimum of one full semester’s grades from an accredited college or university.

All awards are given without discrimination as to race, sex, or creed.

Application postmark deadline is January 31, 2018. Winners will be awarded in March 3, 2018.  To download the application or for more details please visit:

http://www.delawareequinecouncil.org/ScholarshipPAGE.html

 

Delaware Junior Dairy Futurity Second Entry Deadline

The second entry deadline for the 2018 Delaware Junior Dairy futurity is February 1, 2018.  The entry form can be found here  https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/22080910/2018-Delaware-Youth-Dairy-Futurity-Entry-Form.pdf

To participate in the 2018 Futurity for Summer Calves, a calf must be nominated by May 1, 2018.  All calves, born June 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017 inclusive, of any dairy breed are eligible to enter the Delaware Youth Dairy Futurity. Calves MUST be exhibited by a Delaware State Fair Junior Dairy Exhibitor.  Leased animals are eligible and an exhibitor must be named on the last entry on May 1, 2018.

1st payment of $5.00 due on or before November 13, 2017

2nd payment of $10.00 due on or before February 1, 2018

3rd payment of $15.00 due on or before May 1, 2018

Late entries are permitted but if you do not enter the animal on the first due date, the payment will be doubled.  If your first entry is made on February 1, your entry fee will be $30.00.  If you do not enter until May 1, your entry fee is $70.00 on May 1.

Entry questions can be directed to volunteer Dairy Futurity co-chairs John Hickey or Charmayne Busker cpbusker@gmail.com

 

Delaware 4-H Horse Bowl

The Delaware 4-H Horse Bowl will be held on March 10, 2018 at Lake Forest North Elementary.  Divisions are available for Ages 8-10, 11-13, and 14-19 as of January 1 of the 2018 4-H year.

Questions may come from:

  • 4-H Horse Manuals(blue cover 2015 version):

“Giddy Up and Go”, “Head, Heart and Hooves”, “Stable Relationships”,

“Riding the Range,” “Jumping to New Heights,” “Horse Project Helper’s Guide.,”

and 4-H Horse curriculum corrections found on-line at www.n4hccs.org.

In 2019 the “Your Pony, Your Horse” Resource will be replaced with “Horse Care for Kids” by Cherry Hill. “Your Pony, Your Horse” is no longer in print and becoming difficult to purchase.

  • In addition to the 4-H Horse Project manuals:

Age 8-10: Your Pony, Your Horse, by Cherry Hill

Age 11-13: Your Horse, a step-by-step guide to horse ownership, by Judy Chapple (and age 8-10 material).

Horses and Horsemanship – by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council-

Age 14 and older: Storey’s Horse-Lover’s Encyclopedia, edited by Deborah Burns (and age 8-10 and 11-13 material).

Horse Science- by Ray Antoniewicz, National 4-H Council

Complete contest rules and guidelines are posted on the State 4-H Animal Science page at

https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/29062355/2018-HORSE-BOWL-CONTEST.pdf  The 2018 Horse Bowl entry deadline is February 12, 2018.

 

DPI Offers College Scholarships

Applications for the 2018 round are being accepted for undergraduate and graduate scholarships that are available in the amount of $1,500 or more. Applications must be completed and received at the following address on or before 4:30 p.m. on April 2, 2018: DPI College Scholarship Program, 16686 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947-4881. Late, incomplete, or handwritten applications will not be considered.

Undergraduate applicants must be a Delmarva resident and a student in good standing at any accredited, degree-granting institution in the United States or in the case of graduating high school seniors, accepted to an accredited, degree-granting institution within the United States. Individuals must have an academic major in a subject area relevant to Delmarva’s chicken industry and be planning a career in a segment of this industry. An academic transcript must accompany each application.

Graduate student applicants must meet the above criteria, with the exception of Delmarva residency. In addition, the individual must be engaged in research that could positively benefit Delmarva’s chicken industry.

To download complete instructions, requirements and application forms due on or before 4:30 p.m. on April 2, 2018 for both the undergraduate and graduate scholarships, visit http://www.dpichicken.org/scholarship/ .

 

Delaware Livestock Exposition Fundraiser Dinner and Auction- Felton Fire Hall!

Mark your calendar for the 2018 Delaware Livestock Exposition, October 13-14 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.  The show is a junior breeding show for beef cattle, sheep, swine, and Boer goats and is open to exhibitors from across the country.  Entry and registration information is available via our new website at www.delawarelivestockexpo.com  Premiums are paid to the top placing animals in each class.  Sponsors and donors support the Expo financially however we still need your help too!  This show has returned over $250,000 in premiums to our young livestock exhibitors.

The show committee is hosting a benefit fried oyster and chicken salad dinner as well as a silent and live auction at Felton Fire Hall on Saturday, March 10th  A cash bar will be available that evening.  Tickets are $30 each and are available for purchase at the Kent County Extension office or from an Expo committee member. Final ticket purchase deadline is February 26, 2018.   Please email Susan Garey truehart@udel.edu or Kristin Cook kristin@udel.edu  to reserve yours now.  All proceeds are used towards Livestock Exposition premiums and expenses.  We are also actively looking for donations of unique items for our silent and live auctions that evening.  Please join us for a fun filled evening to support our livestock youth!

 

Champions Choice Lamb Camp Coming to Pennsylvania Summer of 2018

There will be a Champion’s Choice Lamb Camp in Pennsylvania on June 16, 2018 at the Romano 4-H Center of Chester County in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. Topics to be covered include showing, growing, managing, fitting and marketing.  Youth bring their own show lamb and participate in the day’s activities. Tracy Dendinger, an Ag Ed instructor from Washington Courthouse Ohio will be the instructor.  Tracy is a high energy presenter that has judged our 1st State Livestock Jackpot Show twice in the past.  The registration fee for the one day camp in Pennsylvania is $50.00 per youth/$15.00 per spectator and is being subsidized by sponsorships from MacCauley Suffolks and John Rock, Inc. For more information or to register please go to: http://www.championschoicelambcamp.com/