Category Archives: Youth Leaders

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:

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


Legislative Day 2019

May 8, 2019

4-H’ers can participate in Legislative Day more than one year as we offer different
programs for different year’s participants. We encourage your participation this year!

4-H Legislative Day Agenda
• Orientation
4-H Displays/Exhibits
• Workshops/Tours
• Lunch
• Workshops/Tours
• 4-H Legislative Rally

Return Completed Application by April 22:
Melissa McDerby
University of Delaware

113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Legislative Day Application 2019

National 4-H Conference

April 6-11, 2019

National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Citizenship, providing the opportunity for young
people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. National
4‑H Conference delegates engage in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge,
resources, and skills while they discuss topics affecting youth and 4‑H programming nationwide.
Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their
communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. The delegates
choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, the
groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, D.C. area. Delaware 4-H’ers in good
standing, currently in their sophomore or junior year of high school, are encouraged to apply.
Applications due: December 1, 2018

Delaware 4-H Youth interested in applying for this should visit the Delaware
4-H Website and follow the application procedures: 

National 4-H Council Internship Opportunities

Accepting Applications for 2019 Program Assistants
Do you know a college student who has a passion for government, history, political science, education, public speaking, or leadership? We are looking for individuals with a passion for working with young people. If this brings someone to mind, please encourage them to apply for the position of Program Assistant (PA) at the National 4-H Conference Center! Our PA’s impact the lives of thousands of students from all over the United States.Program Assistants:

  • Facilitate interactive learning with youth from all over the country in Washington, D.C.
  • Develop and refine teamwork skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced and fun environment
  • Become licensed D.C. tour guides
  • Live on campus and receive a bi-weekly stipend

Wonders of Washington Educational Program Assistants

WOW PAs work with multiple age groups and learn more about the non-profit sector and youth services through professional development exercises and opportunities.

  • The spring program begins in late-February and ends in early-June. Applications are due October 15, 2019
  • The fall program begins in mid-September and ends in mid-November. Applications are due May 31, 2019

Citizenship &  Leadership Washington Focus Program Assistants

CWF/LWF PAs develop and facilitate a unique program experience for over 1,500 4-H youth from across the country in Washington, D.C.

  • The CWF/LWF PA experience begins in mid-May and ends in late-July. Applications will open in December 2018 and are due January 31, 2019
If you know a college student looking for an internship or credit towards graduation, please share this email or have them contact Zach Hall at


Click here for more info and to apply



Your help is needed at the State Fair!


As you know, it takes an army to prepare for the State Fair.  We’re always recruiting! Please consider giving your time to assist in set up or break down of the 4-H building. We are always in need of adult volunteers.

Please see the below document on how you can help and then contact Maureen in the NCC Office to sign up!

Fair Help Info


Host/Hostesses Needed for the Fair

Sign up below:

State Teen Council Applications Now Being Accepted

The Goal of a Delaware 4-H State Teen Officer:
“Foster the development of youth and the 4-H program.”  As a role model for youth and a representative and spokesperson for the 4-H program, your job is to uphold the high ideals, values and moral standards of the Delaware 4-H program.

  • Officially represent 4-H to legislators, University of Delaware officials and other decision makers.
  • Function as a team member to plan and carry out leadership and community service projects, which involve 4-H membership at the club and county levels.

Term of Office
The candidates selected for the 2018-2019 cycle will serve in office from Saturday, July 28, 2018 through Saturday, July 27, 2019. Officers will be announced at the 4-H Awards Ceremony during the Delaware State Fair on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

State Teen Council Application 2018-2019

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:


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:


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



Ag Day

Ag Day is a community event hosted by the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources that brings agriculture and natural resources to life.  4-H has a long standing presence at Ag Day and we are planning to have a 4-H tent again this year.

If your club would like to participate in the 43rd Ag Day, on April 28th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the University of Delaware Ag Campus, please follow these instructions:

  1. Fill out the 4-H Ag Day Registration form and return it to the NCC 4-H office by Friday, March 23, 2018. Do not fill out the online Ag Day form! All 4-H registrations will be handled by the NCC 4-H office.
  2. Please indicate what your club is interested in doing at Ag Day. You may check off more than one area. Please include a detailed explanation of what your club is planning to do.  We would like to have a variety of activities and educational programs highlighted, so knowing this information ahead of time will allow for this.
  3. Please tell us your space needs for the day. Though we will have the entire tent, we would like to utilize the space well. A standard exhibit includes 1 table (8 ft. x 30 in. x 30 in) and 2 chairs.  Please try to limit the amount of extra tables and chairs your club requests as much as possible; we will do our best to honor all requests.
  4. There is no cost for 4-H clubs! Because 4-H is an educational group and 4-H clubs are such an important part of Ag Day, there is no cost for Delaware 4-H clubs presenting educational exhibits, demonstrations, or activities at Ag Day.

Remember, registrations are due to the county 4-H office no later than March 23, 2018.  If you have any questions please call or e-mail Betsy at 831.8965 or Information about set-up for the day of the event will be sent to the club contact on the registration form.

We hope to see you at Ag Day on April 28, 2018!

2018 Ag Day Registration-4-H

Delaware State Fair Jr. Board Now Accepting Applications

Applications are being accepted through Sept. 30, 2017 for 6 two year appointments on the 12 member DSF Jr. Board. This opportunity is available to youth age 16-21 (as of 10/31/17). There are usually two members selected from each county. Members are required to contribute a minimum of 30 volunteer hours before and during the Fair. The purpose of the Jr. Board is to develop leadership and interpersonal skills as well as expose youth to the many facets of the Delaware State Fair. A brief interview to take place mid-October may be required.
An application can be obtained from the Delaware State Fair Web site or by calling the DSF office at 302-398-3629.

This link provides additional information and a direct link to the application: