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.

2019 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, 2019 and apply for college RIGHT NOW. 

District Scholarship Training has been recorded. Missed the live training? Watch the recording by clicking here!

Other resources: 

Hints and Tips for Graduating Seniors, Tips on Filling out Scholarships, and Interviews/Banquets

2019 Milam County 4-H Scholarship Training

Texas 4-H Scholarship Training Handout 2015

Scholarship Resource:


Attached you will find the guidelines and application for the 2020 Blackland Income Growth Scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, November 4, 2019 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.
  • There will be one (1) Ronald C. Woolley Blackland Income Growth scholarship awarded for the amount of $1500.  Consideration will be given to applicants planning to study agriculture.  Major will be verified at the time of payment.
  • The same application will be used for both scholarships.
  • Recipients will only be eligible to receive one of the above-mentioned 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, January 14, 2020 in Waco to receive the scholarship award.

The guidelines and application are attached and are posted on the BIG page soon at the following link:




2020 Coolidge Scholarship application We hope that you might share this opportunity with any high school juniors you know.

As a quick refresher, the Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).

Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service.

The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is indeed significant — but even students who do not win have reported to us they are glad they went through the application process because it helps prepare them for college applications later on. Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C. and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one- time finalist scholarship of $5,000.

We hope you will share this opportunity with outstanding high school juniors whom you may know. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: Please note the deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Thursday, January 16, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, we can be reached by email at or by phone at (202) 827-4291.

Plant & Environmental Soil Science and Turfgrass Science Scholarship

The Soil & Crop Sciences Department at Texas A&M University has a great opportunity for students wanting to major in Plant & Environmental Soil Science and Turfgrass Science.

The department is awarding $16,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen and $8000 scholarships to transfer students.  Please see the attached pdf for information about the scholarships and the application process.  You can also find the information at this link:

Also attached to this email is the Major Pager pdf that describes the degrees and career possibilities of Plant & Environmental Soil Science and Turfgrass Science majors.

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2020 COMING SOON!!!!

Texas 4-H Foundation Scholarship


Changes for the 2019 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Process

  • Applications will be submitted on 4-H Connect.
  • Any youth receiving a Terry Scholarship are NOT eligible to receive a Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship.

The application and the instructions are separate documents for easier completion and direction.  The application form is being offered in Microsoft Word edition and the are available at: 

Due dates and deadlines for 2019 Scholarship process are as follows:

  • November 2018 – January 2019: Applicant complete FAFSA
  • January 7, 2019: First Draft Due to County Office
  • January 28, 2019: Final Application Due on 4-H Connect
  • February 1, 2019: County Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*
  • February 15, 2019: District Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*
  • April 12, 2019: Interview selection notification
  • May 3-5, 2019: Interviews in College Station (MUST BE PRESENT)
  • June 11-13, 2019: Awards Assembly in College Station (MUST BE PRESENT)

*The status of “APPROVED” on 4-H CONNECT simply means that the information was submitted.  It does not indicate eligibility or awarding of a scholarship.

Link to Scholarship documents:

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:


State Fair of Texas Scholarship

Attention all 2019 graduating seniors! The deadline to apply for the State Fair of Texas scholarship is February 1, 2019.

Youth Livestock Scholarships

The State Fair of Texas awards scholarships to selected applicants who have participated in any youth/junior exhibition events held at the State Fair of Texas.*All held at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Other events or Texas livestock shows do not qualify an applicant. *Must graduate from a Texas high school during the year of application and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas. Preference will be given to applicants enrolling in an agricultural-related curriculum.Failure to answer all questions and supply all supporting data will reduce your chances for scholarship consideration.Recipients receive a $6,000 grant, renewable in $1,500 annual increments if the student meets the criteria for renewal. Payments of $750 per semester will be sent directly to the college or university on the student’s behalf.Recipients must enroll in a minimum of 12 hours for the fall 2018 term.In order to qualify for scholarship renewal, recipients must enroll in, and pass, a minimum of 12 hours each semester. In addition, recipients must achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA their first semester and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for every semester thereafter. Renewals will not be made for more than four years total or past undergraduate graduation.
$6,000 over 4 years (paid in $750 increments per semester)

For more information and to apply click here. 


 District 8 TAE4-HA Scholarship

District 8 TAE4-HA is happy to release the 2019 D8 TAE4-HA Scholarship Application.

  • Application due by May 24th, 2019.
  • District 8 4-H members who do NOT receive a 4-H Foundation or Terry Foundation scholarship are eligible to apply.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee. All decisions are final.
  • Applications must be complete in order to be accepted.
  • This scholarship is available to 4-H members who plan to attend a college, university, or technical school in Texas or out-of-state.
  • Please make sure to upload your official transcript & 2 letters of recommendation. (Letters of recommendation will need to be saved as one file.)

2019 D8 TAE4-HA Application (link to Google form)

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 1, 2019.
  • Complete the bottom portion of the paperwork or attach the Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Application Documents.

Milam County 4-H Foundation Scholarship 2019


Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship Application Guidelines

Lone Star Ag Credit will award six (6) graduating seniors a $2,500 scholarship in 2016.
Eligibility Requirements:
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:
Application Form
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 For more information or questions, please contact Lydia Laske at 800.530.1252 or

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.

2016 Texas Agricultural Irrigation Association Scholarship Application

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
Scholarship Committee
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


  1.         Must be an active 4-H or FFA member
  2.        Must be a SENIOR in High School
  3.        Must have exhibited a steer in Texas Steer Shows

For Application to be considered, the following must be submitted:

  1.  Completed General Information sheet
  2. Resume or Student Biography (note high school achievements, honors, awards, activities, extra-curricular, community service, and 4-H/FFA involvements)
  3. An essay from the applicant telling about him/herself which includes wishes, dreams, ambitions, and future educational goals.  Not to exceed 300 words.
  4. Two letters of recommendation (not from a family member)

Application, Deadlines and Announcement of Winners:

  1. Applications must be received no later than May 10, 2014
  2. Amount and number of scholarships may vary depending on number of applicants
  3.  Scholarship award notice will be sent to the High School Counselor and/or 4-H/FFA Chapter advisor in May 2014.
  4. Scholarship money will be sent directly to the recipient upon receipt of the following:
  5. Proof of enrollment for Summer/Fall 2014
  6. Mail completed application and if awarded, final requested documents to:

Leroy Krueger

2195 West County Road 326

Jourdanton, TX 78026

Jason Krueger Memorial Scholarship Appl. Requirements

Jason Krueger Memorial Scholarship General Info Sheet

TEEA Scholarship

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:

  1. COUNTY LEVEL: The AgriLife Extension office receives copy of the completed application, transcript, recommendation letters, and Texas 4-H Recordbook by February 15th. Applications from qualifying 4-H’ers in every county in the District are eligible, regardless of there being a TEEA or not in the county.
  2. COUNTY LEVEL: The Extension agent works with the County TEEA Chair to establish an impartial selection committee familiar with 4-H work and Texas 4-H Recordbook judging to select a county winner.
  3. COUNTY LEVEL: If multiple Recordbooks are submitted in a county with no TEEA clubs, the Extension agent works within that county or neighboring county to establish an impartial selection committee familiar with 4-H work and Texas 4-H Recordbook judging to select a county winner.
  4. DISTRICT TEEA LEVEL: The TEEA District Director will appoint an impartial selection committee familiar with 4-H work and Texas 4-H Recordbook judging comprised of TEEA members and/or county AgriLife Extension agents. This committee will review applications based on judging criteria to select the district scholarship recipients. The judging may be done by another district.
  5. DISTRICT TEEA LEVEL: District TEEA Directors send a copy of the winner’s personal information page from the Texas 4-H Recordbook and a copy of the TEEA 4-H Scholarship
  6. DISTRICT TEEA LEVEL: State winners are announced at each district’s TEEA Spring Conference and are recognized at 4-H Roundup.

Deadlines for Applicants and County Extension Offices:

Deadline for 4-H MEMBER to submit application to the County Extension Office is:  February 15, 2019.

TEEA Scholarship Application


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.

  1. Go to
  2. 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.

  1. Student Application Summary
  2. Application Checklist and Certification
  3. Individual Scholastic Record
  4. FAFSA report
  5. Official Transcript (this may be in a sealed envelope)
  6. 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 15, 2018. To obtain an application please email 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 15, 2018

When they return it please put in the subject line “2018  SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR _____________(YOUR NAME)________”


Rockdale Fair Scholarship


  1. Eligibility:
  • 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
  1. 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):

Sheree Smith

220 CR 448-A

Rockdale, Texas 76567


Milam County Area Go Texan Scholarship

Due: April 9, 2020

2020 Go Texan Scholarship (1)


Helpful Links for Graduating High School Students:

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.

For more information on scholarships available through TFB, contact Jamie Gipe at or visit the Youth Opportunities web page.



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