Scholarships for 4-H
4-H participation and involvement leads young people to explore various careers and educational options. For those young people who choose to further their education, Mississippi State University, Mississippi 4-H Youth Development and the Mississippi 4-H Foundation offers scholarships that will help support 4-H’ers with their educational goals.
4-H currently offers the following scholarships:
- Ike Campbell Memorial 4-H Scholarship - PDF - Word
- Mississippi 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association Youth Scholarship - PDF - Word
- Deep South Equipment Dealers Association 4-H Scholarship - PDF - Word
- Gladiola Branscome Harris 4-H Scholarship - PDF - Word
- The J. K. Morgan 4-H Scholarship - PDF - Word
- Marian Carmichael 4-H Scholarship - PDF - Word
- The Troy and Mildred Holliday 4-H Scholarship - PDF - Word
The 4-H scholarship program recognizes those 4-H members who have been successful in their 4-H project experiences. All of the scholarships will be reviewed and the winners are selected based on the specific criteria set in place by donors. Keep in mind that each scholarship offered has its own eligibility criteria. The amount of each scholarship is set according to the current market interest rates. The deadline for all of the 4-H scholarships is April 1 of the current year.
LOUISVILLE, Miss. -- Thirteen Winston County children were the test pilots of a new 4-H program while their schools were on spring break.
After seeing a demonstration of the 4-H Lego Engineering Club curriculum in February, Sandra Jackson, an agent of the Mississippi State University Extension Service in Winston County, immediately wanted to use it during a camp she was leading in March. The program, designed for Cloverbuds, or 4-H'ers aged 5-7, uses Lego bricks as teaching tools for fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and math -- STEM.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Having performed colonoscopies regularly throughout his career, retired gastroenterologist Dr. Sam Pace is experienced in identifying precursors of colorectal cancer.
Although he did not feel any of those symptoms himself in 2011, Pace learned after a routine screening that he had the disease.
"My story is effective when I talk to patients who say they feel fine and nothing is going to happen to them," Pace said. "I felt fine before I found out I had colon cancer. Fortunately, I was screened early enough to treat and survive it."
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service will host four clinics for 4-H'ers interested in competing in two new performance classes at the 2017 Mississippi 4-H Horse Show.
Extension equine specialist Clay Cavinder will be the primary instructor at the workshops, which will teach 4-H members the rules and scope of the two classes: Ranch Handling and Cow Horse Boxing.
JACKSON, Miss. -- Before Carson Keene sold his grand champion Duroc hog at the Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions, he had a conversation with his family about where the proceeds should go.
The 12-year-old 4-H'er and sixth-grader at Presbyterian Christian School in Petal had known for several months that his 6-year-old schoolmate Noelle Carter was awaiting treatment at Batson Children's Hospital for liver cancer. He decided to donate the auction proceeds to Carter's family.
“Our school was raising money, and I wanted to try to do something, too,” Keene said.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Even adults benefit from involvement in 4-H, the largest youth development organization in the nation.
Rose Coffey Graham became a 4-H volunteer leader in 1982 because she saw a need for young people living in rural Oktibbeha County. She discovered much more.
"I love having opportunities to work with children but also with the other adults. We learn together and have so much fun," she said.
The Controller's Generation II 4-H Club focuses on the essential elements of 4-H, including belonging, independence, mastery and generosity.