Wisconsin 4-H Foundation accepting scholarship applications
For the Tomahawk Leader
WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications.
In a release, the Foundation said it will award more than $20,000.00 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin 4-H members and alumni pursuing higher education in 2024.
“Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth through 4-H, development and leadership in 4-H, academic performance and future educational goals,” the Foundation stated.
To be eligible for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships, students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least three years, should have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and must be enrolled or planning to enroll at a university, college or technical school during the 2024-2025 academic school year.
Scholarship winners from previous years are not eligible to receive a second 4-H Foundation scholarship.
The application is a one-page cover letter and a one-page résumé, both of which give the 4-H youth a chance to share their 4-H achievements, as well as their future plans. The Foundation said applicants are asked to treat this process as if applying for a job.
Cover letters and résumés must be submitted as one PDF document and emailed to [email protected] by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1.
“A panel of experienced youth educators will screen the applications and select finalists,” the Foundation said. “Applications chosen as finalists will be ranked by a second panel comprised of 4-H and youth development experts. The 4-H Foundation will assign available scholarships to the top-ranking applications based on scholarship criteria.”
Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified by postal letter and email in May.
For complete instructions and detailed information about what to include in and how to prepare the application documents, 4-H youth can visit www.Wis4HFoundation.org/scholarships.