It is that time again for graduating seniors to start applying for college and filling out scholarships! Seniors need to apply for their colleges/universities NOW!!! Acceptance for some schools will come as early as November. It is better on a scholarship to have been accepted already to a school. So apply NOW for school!!!
Scholarships are also starting to come open and ready for applications. Make sure and watch the newsletter and the Milam County 4-H Website for those scholarship application deadlines. It is always being updated with new scholarships and deadlines.
2016-2017 Scholarships and Deadlines- Coming Soon! – Please see below for last year’s dates as they follow similar dates!
The biggest thing your graduating seniors needs to be doing right now is completing their FAFSA BEFORE December 31, 2016 and apply for college RIGHT NOW.
District Scholarship Training has been recorded. Missed the live training? Watch the recording by clicking here!
Milam County 4-H Scholarship Training: November 10, 2016, 6pm, County Extension Office
Below you will find the guidelines and application for the 2016 Blackland Income Growth Scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, October 3, 2016 and mailed to the District 8 office in Stephenville. Please share with your graduating seniors that meet the requirements.
- There will be ten (10) Blackland Income Growth scholarships awarded for the amount of $1000 each.
- There will be one (1) Scott Felton Blackland Income Growth scholarship awarded for the amount of $1500. Consideration will be given to applicants planning to study agribusiness. Major will be verified at the time of payment.
- The twelfth scholarship will be the Ronald C. Woolley Blackland Income Growth Scholarship in the amount of $1500. Consideration will be given to applicants planned to study agriculture. Major will be verified at the time of payment.
- The same application will be used for all scholarships.
- Recipients will not be eligible to receive more than 1 of the BIG scholarships.
Please review the first two pages of the attached guidelines for the specific eligibility requirements and dates. The recipients must attend the BIG Conference on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in Waco to receive the scholarship award.
Please note the changes in date and location for this year!
- The deadline is moving up a month!
- The scholarship luncheon is moving up a month!
- The scholarship luncheon is moving to the Waco Convention Center.
The guidelines and application are posted on the BIG page at the following link:
Texas 4-H Foundation Scholarship
2017 TEXAS 4-H AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer to our senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship through the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation. This year Texas 4-H members can apply for scholarships in three areas, baccalaureate, courageous heart, and technical. Former Texas 4-H members will be able to apply for scholarships through the collegiate scholarship program. All applications and support materials are attached to this email. Additionally, all information can be downloaded from the Texas 4-H website at: texas4-h.tamu.edu
Changes for the 2017 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Process
- Scores from the Old (Jan 2016 or Before) and the New (Mar 2016 or After) of the SAT test will be accepted, as well as ACT scores.
- Any youth receiving a Terry Scholarship are NOT eligible to receive a Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship.
- Scholarship Interviews will be conducted in College Station in May, 2017.
- Darlene Locke will serve as the Scholarship Coordinator for 2017. Please direct all questions directly to Dr. Locke.
The application and the instructions are separate documents for easier completion and direction. The application form is being offered in Microsoft Word edition.
Due to a continued increase in incomplete and/or incorrect completion of the scholarship applications from applicants, any incomplete or incorrect application submitted will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the 4-H member and parent/guardian to ensure all information is correct and complete prior to submitting. Absolutely no follow up or updates will be allowed once submitted.
Due dates and deadlines for 2017 Scholarship process are as follows:
October, 2017 Release of 2017 Application
November – January Scholarship Trainings (November 10, 2016)
October Applicant can start completing FAFSA and receive report
January 17, 2017 Application due County Extension Office for editing (email preferred)- no hard copy items needed such as transcript, FAFSA, etc.
January 27, 2017 Application due to County Office
February 3, 2017 Applications due to District Office
February 17, 2017 Applications due to State 4-H Office
April 14, 2017 Interview selection notification
May 5-7, 2017 Interviews in College Station, Texas
June 6, 7, &/or 8, 2017 Awards Assemblies/Banquets (College Station, TX)
Requirements for the Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart Scholarships
All applications MUST meet the minimum requirements/criteria to even be considered for judging (see guidelines for complete details). Those applications not meeting the requirements should not be submitted to the county Extension Office and/or Agent.
Below are the following documents
- 4hscholarship_application_2017 Application for 4-H members to complete for Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart scholarships
- 4hcollegiate_application_2017 Application for former 4-H members who are currently in college.
- tx4hsch_rules_guidelines_2017 Instructions for complete the Scholarship Application
- TX4H_Scholarship_Examples_2016 Examples of how to format scholarship application
- FAFSA Information and Resources for this year: FAFSA Instructions!!! MUST READ BEFORE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER OF APPLYING!
Please refer to the instructions for a complete and detailed list of the requirements, scoring values, and selection process.
All applications, instructions, and an on-line training module are available through the Texas 4-H and Youth Development website at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu (Youth -> Scholarships).
When it comes to GPAs and SAT/ACT scores…..
- Make sure the counselor completes the form (page 2 of application) with an UNWEIGHTED GPA on a 100-point scale.
- This GPA must match the transcript’s GPA!
- (If the school counselor cannot or will not write on the transcript the unweighted GPA on a 100-point scale, they can hand-figure the GPA and attach a letter to the transcript with this information.)
- The official SAT/ACT test scores must be received by the application deadline and included on the transcript or enclose a copy of the SAT/ACT report.
Examples of Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarships:
FAFSA Information for Texas 4-H Scholarship
The Big Changes for 2017–18
Starting with the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), the following changes have been put in place:
- Students are now able to submit a FAFSA® earlier. Students have been able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA since Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date is a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available Jan. 1 as in previous years.)
- Students now report earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students are required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) must report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.
The following table provides a summary of key dates for the early FAFSA submission timeframe and reporting of earlier tax information.
State Fair of Texas Scholarship
Attention all 2017 graduating seniors! The deadline to apply for the State Fair of Texas scholarship is February 15, 2017.
Established in 1992, the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to more than 1,800 students for a total of more than $8.7 million. Eligible recipients include graduating high school seniors around the state of Texas who have participated in competitive youth livestock events held at the State Fair, as well as graduating seniors from five Dallas Independent School District high schools in the Fair Park area. Recipients receive a $6,000 grant, renewable in $1,500 annual increments if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA while working towards a degree at a Texas college or university.
Pete Schenkel Scholarships
Youth Livestock Scholarships
District 8 TAE4-HA Scholarship
District 8 TAE4-HA is happy to release the 2016 D8 TAE4-HA Scholarship Application.
- Applications are due May 15, 2016 to Micah Holcombe in the Milam County Extension Office.
- The application is open to 4-H members in District 8 that will be graduating high school this 4-H year.
- Recipients will be selected after the announcement of the Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship recipients.
- 4-H members that do not receive the Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship will be considered for selection.
The application is attached to this email and also posted on the D8 4-H website on the Scholarships page.
Milam County 4-H Foundation Scholarship
In Memory of Chris Holcombe former Milam County Extension Agent – FCS
Maximum of Four $500 Scholarships Presented
- Must be an active 4-H member in Milam County (according to 4-H Connect) for at least four years of high school.
- Must be active in at least two 4-H projects.
- Must have completed at least one 4-H record book during high school.
- 4-Her must be pursuing a course of higher education (Baccalaureate, Associate or Technical).
- Selection Committee will interview and score applications. Only applicants receiving 65 points or more on their application will be interviewed by the Selection Committee and be considered for scholarships.
- Attach a copy of your official high school transcript showing standardized test(s) scores for graduation and ACT and/or SAT test scores. (Must show grades through Fall semester of the senior year.)
- All applications will be judged by an appointed committee. Applications will be judged on 4-H leadership, 4-H community service, 4-H experiences and high school grades.
- Completed application and high school transcript must be submitted to the Milam County Extension – Office 100 E. 1st Street – Cameron, Texas 76520 by May 15, 2017.
Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship Application Guidelines
Lone Star Ag Credit will award six (6) graduating seniors a $2,500 scholarship in 2016.
The applicant must be graduating in April 2016.
The application must be completed and postmarked by April 2016. The application must include three (3) copies of each of the following:
Official High School Transcript
One Page Essay
Essay topic: “How has agriculture impacted your past and how will it affect your future?”
Lone Star Ag Credit reserves the right to confirm eligibility requirements. Family members of Lone Star, ACA employees and the board of directors are not eligible.
Six recipients will receive a $2,500 scholarship. The six scholarship winners will be notified in May and the scholarship will be issued to the college or university in which the student has been accepted. Students not receiving a scholarship will not be notified individually.
Please mail the application packets to:
Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship Coordinator
1612 Summit Avenue, Suite 300
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
The application is also posted at LoneStarAgCredit.com. For more information or questions, please contact Lydia Laske at 800.530.1252 or Lydia.Laske@LoneStarAgCredit.com.
Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship Application- Coming Soon!
Texas Agricultural Irrigation Association Scholarship
Application is on the website is below. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2014.
The scholarship committee will start taking applications October 1, 2015. The deadline for the 2016 scholarship will be March 1, 2016. Applications should be mailed to:
Texas Agricultural Irrigation Association
PO Box 10613
Lubbock, TX 79428
For Fed-Ex deliveries please send to the following address:
Texas Agricultural Irrigation Association
c/o Kern Stutler
6028 79th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
- An agriculture major
- Attend a Texas university or college
- Full time student (12+ hours)
- Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA reporting GPA at end of each semester
- Maximum 500 word essay with application
- Not required to be a Texas resident
- $500 per semester / $4000 total maximum / 4 year maximum
- Funds sent to attending school first semester, from then on GPA and enrollment must be verified by a scholarship committee.
Jason Krueger Memorial Scholarship
- Must be an active 4-H or FFA member
- Must be a SENIOR in High School
- Must have exhibited a steer in Texas Steer Shows
For Application to be considered, the following must be submitted:
- Completed General Information sheet
- Resume or Student Biography (note high school achievements, honors, awards, activities, extra-curricular, community service, and 4-H/FFA involvements)
- An essay from the applicant telling about him/herself which includes wishes, dreams, ambitions, and future educational goals. Not to exceed 300 words.
- Two letters of recommendation (not from a family member)
Application, Deadlines and Announcement of Winners:
- Applications must be received no later than May 10, 2014
- Amount and number of scholarships may vary depending on number of applicants
- Scholarship award notice will be sent to the High School Counselor and/or 4-H/FFA Chapter advisor in May 2014.
- Scholarship money will be sent directly to the recipient upon receipt of the following:
- Proof of enrollment for Summer/Fall 2014
- Mail completed application and if awarded, final requested documents to:
2195 West County Road 326
Jourdanton, TX 78026
The Texas Extension Education Association is a long-time supporter to the youth of the Texas 4-H Program. One of many ways this organization shows their support annually is through District TEEA 4-H scholarships. Each district awards a state level scholarship to a deserving 4-H member (female OR male) annually for their work and successes in 4-H and some districts may award additional district level scholarships to 4-H members. Each of the statewide scholarships are $1,000 in value (paid out $500 in Fall and $500 in Spring).
All senior high school 4-H members may apply for the scholarship, if they meet the below eligibility requirements
- Be a United States citizen.
- Be currently an active senior 4-H member in good standing with county 4-H program for the last four (4) years.
- Demonstrate leadership and personal development through 4-H.
- Will attend an accredited institution of higher learning: university, community college, trade or technical school in fall following judging.
- Have not passed 19th birthday before January 1 of current year.
- Have not previously received a State TEEA scholarship.
- Complete a Texas 4-H Recordbook (updated through previous year’s Texas 4-H Recordbook judging deadline).
- Complete TEEA 4-H Scholarship Application and provide other required materials.
The process for submitting TEEA scholarship applications does include the COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE and/or AGENT in the process. The recommended judging/submission process to follow is:
Deadlines for Applicants and County Extension Offices:
Deadline for 4-H MEMBER to submit application to the County Extension Office is: February 15, 2017.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Hildebrand Scholarship
In memory of Mrs. Ruth Hildebrand, the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM will present an $18,000 college scholarship, payable over eight semesters, to an exhibitor in the Junior Market Lamb Show. This scholarship, originated by the Lamb Auction Committee, is given to honor the memory of Mrs. Hildebrand’s unselfish personal devotion and contributions to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and to the youth who exhibit here.
If you have a graduating high school senior who will be exhibiting a lamb in the Junior Show and would like to apply for the Hildebrand Scholarship, please pass the following information on to them. Student must be a graduating High School Senior and meet all scholarship qualification requirements.
All applications must be submitted online, no later than February 6, 2017. Please follow the directions below to apply.
- Go to http://www.rodeohouston.com/Educational-Support/Scholars/Apply
- After submitting the application, an e-mail will be sent to you with your reference number and additional instructions.
Once you have applied online and completed the three forms, you will then need to mail the following items IN ONE PACKET to the Show. Online Applications MUST be completed by February 6, 2017. The postmark deadline is February 16, 2017. Please include your reference number on all pages.
- Student Application Summary
- Application Checklist and Certification
- Individual Scholastic Record
- FAFSA report
- Official Transcript (this may be in a sealed envelope)
- Official proof of SAT or ACT score
*Please see the Hildebrand Scholarship Guidelines for more information. No late applications will be accepted, no exceptions.
Shooting Sports Scholarship
Daisy BB and National 4-H Shooting Sports will offer their Shooting Sports Scholarship again this year to two applicants from across the country. The scholarship coordinators are asking each state to submit two applications to put into a national pool and go through further review and selection for the two $500 scholarships.
The Texas application is attached to this email. Submission deadline to the Texas 4-H Office is April 1, 2016. All details are included on the application.
Applications are being accepted for the Christine Holcombe Memorial Scholarship. Funds for this scholarship were raised at the Mardi Gras Bash held in February.
Applicants must have completed at least one year of college and must be a former Milam county resident or have graduated from a Milam county high school. Applications are due by June 18, 2016. To obtain an application please email email@example.com or see below. For more information please call 201-403-8185. We appreciate the support the community has given at each year’s Mardi Gras Bash.
The completed application, with a copy of your college transcript(s) must be emailed directly to the Chris Holcombe Memorial Scholarship Committee at the email address below. Scholarship application must be received by the deadline. Deadline: June 18, 2016 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockdale Fair Scholarship
- Graduating senior could be a Milam County resident attending any public, private, or home school
- Graduating senior could be a non-Milam County resident attending a Milam County public, private, or home school
- Qualifications and requirements:
- Applicant must be an active member of a Milam County FFA Chapter or 4-H Club
- Must provide SAT and/or ACT scores
- Must have exhibited livestock projects at the Rockdale Fair
- Must provide a typed and completed application by student
- Must have a sealed copy of high school transcript
- Must have two letters of reference (requested on application)
Completed applications should be postmarked no later than April 14, 2017.(It is suggested that the submitted application be sent certified mail and return receipt requested as proof that your application was received by the deadline, if mailed):
220 CR 448-A
Rockdale, Texas 76567
Milam County Area Go Texan Scholarship
Due: April 8, 2016
Helpful Links for Graduating High School Students:
- Temple High School Scholarship List
- Texas 4-H Scholarship Website
- “Student Savings: The Ultimate Scholarship Resource Guide”-http://www.shopsleuth.com/resources/scholarship-guide
Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship
Agricultural college students can now apply for Texas Farm Bureau’s (TFB) S.M. True Jr. Agricultural Scholar Award.
The $20,000 scholarship honors the former TFB president and his commitment and dedication to Texas agriculture. The scholarship is a tribute to his leadership, positive attitude and spirit of optimism.
True worked tirelessly through Farm Bureau and believed it was the organization that best represented agriculture because of its grassroots orientation.
Applications for this year’s scholarship must be postmarked by March 1.
“The late S.M. True was an outstanding leader who inspired others to follow,” TFB President Russell Boening said. “He was a beacon of optimism for farmers and ranchers, always saying agriculture’s best days are yet ahead. This scholarship in his memory seeks students who share this attitude and optimism.”
The scholarship is presented annually to one recipient enrolled in a four-year college or university who has at least 60 hours of college credit. To receive the full amount of the scholarship, the recipient must continue to major in agriculture and maintain a satisfactory grade point average.
Applicants must be a member of a TFB family with a continuous membership for at least three years at the time of application. A completed application and two letters of recommendation—one from the county Farm Bureau president and one from the dean or head of the agriculture program department of the applicant’s college or university—are also required.
True served as TFB president from 1982 to 1993.
He began his farming career with his wife, Anna Jean, in Hale County. He grew cotton, wheat, feed grains and beef cattle and continued a keen interest in agricultural issues until his death in 2012.
The award is payable in $5,000 increments for each semester of the scholar’s junior and senior year. The award will be paid directly to the college or university unless there are special circumstances.
Other scholarships are also available.
Three $2,000 scholarships are available statewide to college students who have a minimum of 45 semester hours. The Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship for Enrolled College Students is awarded based on academic achievement and the applicant’s desire to pursue a career in an agricultural field.
The Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship is valued at $1,000. It’s awarded to a junior or senior in high school who has attended TFB’s Youth Leadership Conference in Stephenville.
One student in each of TFB’s 13 districts is also awarded a $1,000 Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) scholarship based on academic achievement and the applicant’s desire to pursue a career in an agricultural field.
In addition to the YF&R scholarship, four applicants from each district will be awarded a scholarship through the Texas Farm Bureau Memorial/Honorary Scholarship and District Scholarship program. Scholarships awarded are based on academic achievement and the completion of a project that promotes agriculture.
Of the top four applications judged per each of the 13 TFB districts, the highest ranked applicant will receive a scholarship valued at $1,200. The remaining three top applications for each district will receive a scholarship valued at $1,000 each.
“Our scholarships help our youth on their path to achieve their goals,” Gipe said. “In that process, we’re helping Texas agriculture by developing educated, driven leaders who will take our industry forward.”
This year’s scholarships must be postmarked by March 1 to Gipe. Faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.
County Farm Bureaus also provide more than $450,000 in scholarships to their members. Contact the local county Farm Bureau office for details on these scholarships.