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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. 

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Man standing in the woods inspects nylon straps on a tree stand he is holding on in his hands.
Filed Under: Wildlife Youth Education, Wildlife September 21, 2018

Safety is a key aspect of having a successful and enjoyable hunt this season and for many more to come.

Three young people drive ATVs on a marked course in a field during a safety training.
Filed Under: ATV Safety September 18, 2018

Abbye Buchanan, of Florence, is the 2018 winner of the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H ATV Safety PSA Contest. Buchanan is 11 years old and has been a member of 4-H for 3 years. (File photo/MSU Extension Service)

Filed Under: Youth Projects, Community, Family, Insects September 13, 2018

Insects and their habitats take center stage during Bugfest at the Mississippi State University Crosby Arboretum in Picayune on Sept. 21 and 22.

This forest has hundreds of tall, thin pine trees with light-gray bark and green clumps of needles.
Filed Under: 4-H Forestry, Forest Management, Timber Harvest August 31, 2018

Housing start fluctuations and an abundance of timber are limiting the ceiling on stumpage prices in Mississippi now, but expect the market to improve when sawmills begin stocking up for winter.

Young woman places a prescription bottle in secure slot in a large, green metal box
Filed Under: Health and Wellness August 6, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Agents and specialists with the Mississippi State University Extension Service are “promising” to confront the opioid problem in Mississippi communities.

“PReventing Opioid Misuse in the South East,” or PROMISE, is an Extension initiative to address this national crisis in communities across the Southeast. PROMISE is funded by a $310,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

MSU Extension health specialist David Buys said one of the main issues with the misuse of opioids is that they are more accessible than they need to be.

Success Stories

A young man wearing a cap and checked shirt.
Volume 4 Number 1

A tale as old as time: A boy’s older relative advises him to join 4-H. He refuses.

A smiling woman in a blue shirt poses for the camera.
Volume 4 Number 1

Paige Nicholson-Bergeron shares how the 4-H youth development program helped her prepare for both her title of Miss Rodeo America 2014 and her career.*

A man and two girls stand in a barn with three horses.
Youth Livestock, Equine
Volume 4 Number 1

Mississippi 4-H youth horse instructor Tom McBeath takes great pride in having taught two generations of students, and he is now recognized as one of the best in the country at what he does.

Two elderly women display their healthy food choices.
Health and Wellness
Volume 4 Number 1

McLeod is one of about 25 members of the group that formed 4 years ago. They meet at the Columbia center that is managed by the New Zion United Methodist Church.

Man in green dress shirt sits at a table with a woman in a white dress
Volume 3 Number 4

Tiara and Jeremy Brown, former 4-H’ers from Clay and Oktibbeha Counties, respectively, discuss how the 4-H youth development program has something for everyone.

Tiara and Jeremy are both from families that were very involved in 4-H. They met while attending Mississippi State University, graduated, and married. Jeremy went on to work as a mechanical engineer at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing in West Point, and Tiara works as a special education teacher at Central School, also in West Point.



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