4-H Scholarship Application Process and Forms
4-H Scholarship Applications are designed to help senior 4-H members (ages 14-18) identify and document skills and achievements they have gained over the course of their 4-H career. Youth will learn how to prioritize and summarize their accomplishments while creating professional documents.
Each year 4-H seniors are encouraged to complete and submit a scholarship application to the Florida 4-H State Office. Many awards, educational trips and college scholarships are given to 4-H members on the basis of their skills and achievements.
The application process is open April 1 through June 1.
April 1 at 9am – Scholarship application and references open online
June 1 at 4pm – Scholarship application and references close online (nothing is accepted after this date and time)
Links to Submit Scholarship Applications and References
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.
- 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)
- All documents should be typed, double-spaced, in 10-12 point black font.
The 4-H Scholarship Application consists of an application, coverletter 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
- What is the Scholarship Application?
- How do I submit?
- What do I submit?
- What is a narrative cover letter?
- What is a skill based resume?
- Start your application now! (Hands on Activity)
- Google Jamboard for hands-on Activity
- Tutorial for using Google Jamboard
Scholarships and Trips are sponsored by Florida 4-H donors and friends through the Florida 4-H Foundation.