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4-H Scholarships

The Florida 4-H Foundation provides over $65,000 in scholarships and National 4-H Trip Awards to 4-H members each year. 4-H youth compete for these scholarships through an application and portfolio process. Donors who support the 4-H program establish the amounts and quantities of scholarships offered. Youth may not apply for scholarships which they have previously been granted.

  • Link to submit References and the Scholarship/Award Trip Application

    Completed references are due June 1, no later than 4 pm. Members are strongly encouraged to submit their reference contact information as soon as possible and well in advance of submitting their scholarship application. This will allow your references time to respond before June 1.

    Upload Requirements

    • ONLY PDF, DOC, or DOCX files will be accepted during the upload step of the application.
    • Include your Last Name and County in the file name (Example: John_Smith_Resume_Alachua.pdf)

    Format Requirements

    • All documents should be typed, double-spaced, in 10-12 point black font.
  • Available Scholarships

    The following scholarships are available for Senior 4-H Members. The Scholarship Summary outlines individual scholarship and their requirements. Learn more about the scholarships, their namesakes, and how to donate to the funds by clicking the links below.  Contact Caylin Hilton at to learn more about donating to the 4-H Foundation Scholarships

  • Decision Process

    Upon submission of your Scholarship Application, a committee will review your application and decide who will be invited for an interview. Interviews will take place in July before 4-H University. Please check the State Calendar for Interview dates. Interviews are conducted online. 

    After careful deliberation, the interview team will select the appropriate winners of the scholarships and National 4-H Trip Awards from the cumulative score garnered from a youths application and interview score. Winners will be recognized at the 4-H University Awards Banquet. Attendance is highly encouraged, however, Scholarship and Trip recipients are not required to be present to receive an award. 

    Candidates are encouraged to apply for any applicable scholarships, but will only be awarded a maximum of three (3). The Presidential Scholarship is excluded from the previously mentioned award cap.

  • Procedure for Requesting Scholarship Payment

    Payment of scholarship funds is made directly to the accredited college, or university, or technical/trade school, or 529 account on behalf of the recipient.

  • Procedure for receiving a National 4-H Trip Award

    Member will become a Florida 4-H Delegate for the National Trip they are awarded.  They will be contacted by the state office regarding travel plans and conference details.  Youth can learn more about the National 4-H Trips by visiting the following:

    National 4-H Congress

    National 4-H Conference

  • Conditions Governing State Scholarships and National 4-H Trip Awards

    A scholarship and/or National 4-H Trip Award shall be used within one year of the date of the award. In the event that the scholarship is not used within the year of limitation, the winner may request, in writing, a 12 month deferment, to the 4-H State Scholarship Coordinator a request for time extension. Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of the scholarship.

  • Resources

    The 4-H Scholarship Application consists of an application, cover letter and skills based resume. Members should use these documents below as a draft to review with their local 4-H agent, club leader and/or parent/guardian. The State 4-H Office recommends that you review the 4-H scholarship application packet. Once your documents have been reviewed by your local 4-H professional, you are ready to submit.


    If you are applying for horse scholarships, you will need to complete a few additional steps:


    Rubrics and Scoresheets (These documents will give members insight on how they will be evaluated)


    Scholarship Application Information Videos


    Interview Resources:


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Scholarships and Trips are sponsored by Florida 4-H donors and friends through the Florida 4-H Foundation.