The following scholarships require a special application and/or special project/activity work as indicated in the eligibility guidelines under each scholarship. These scholarships are selected outside of the Georgia 4-H Achievement Scholarship Process. Information, contacts and other information regarding application are listed by each scholarship name.

Other 4-H Scholarships

 

Bill Bassett Memorial Scholarship 

To Apply Contact: Southwest District Extension Office

One $500 ScholarshipEligibility Guidelines:
  1. Applicants must be 4-H'ers in the Southwest District. Preference will be given to Terrell County 4-H'ers, first, regardless of major.
  2. Must have been an active 4-H member in Georgia at the Senior level.
  3. Applicants must be 4-H members who are graduating from high school during the current year, or who are enrolled in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year in college.
  4. Scholarship recipients may use the scholarship at any accredited school, college, or university.
  5. Preferences will be given to Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, and related majors and college freshman, sophomores, and juniors.

Criteria for Selection:

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Dan Daniel Beef Futurity Scholarship

To Apply Contact: Heather K. Shultz, hkalino@uga.edu

Donor: Georgia Junior Beef Futurity

One $500 ScholarshipEligibility Guidelines :
  1. Awarded to the 12th grade winner with a combination of placing in the 12th grade showmanship, written essay, and skills test at the Junior Beef Futurity.
  2. May be awarded to a 4-Her or FFA member attending any college or university.

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Emmanuel College Diversified Agriculture Scholarship

To Apply : Click here for application.

Open to any High School Senior who has applied to Emmanuel College and have declared Diversified Agriculture as their major.
One $4,000 scholarship –money will be applied to the student’s college account each semester they are enrolled in the Emmanuel College Diversified Agriculture major. ($1000 per year)

Please direct all correspondence to Mr. Owen Thomason: othomason@ec.edu or Mrs. Gina Thomason: gina.thomason@franklin.k12.ga.us.
Deadline: March 15, 2017

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Georgia Beef Cattle Exhibitors “Youth Leadership” Scholarship 

To apply: Click here for application. 

Multiple $500 Scholarships
Eligibility Guidelines:

  1. Applicants must be in the 12th grade to apply. Applicants must be entered as an exhibitor of the 2017 Georgia Junior National Steer and/or Heifer Show.
  2. Recipient must attend the Georgia Junior National Livestock Banquet on February 24, 2017, in Perry, GA, to be recognized and to receive scholarship payment information.
  3. Scholarship requests must be made within one year following graduation from high school. In the event the scholarship is not used within the year of limitation, the winner should request a time extension. Extensions should be requested in a letter to Mary Ann Parsons; Georgia 4-H Foundation; Hoke Smith Annex; Athens, GA 30602. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.
  4. Recipients must satisfactorily complete one (1) quarter or one (1) semester at an institution of higher learning before requesting scholarship payment.
  5. The $500 scholarship may be applied toward: tuition at an institution of higher learning; room & board; books and supplies; or any other education-related expenses.
  6. Recipients must send a written thank you note to the corresponding Beef Scholarship Sponsor. (The recipients will be notified of the sponsor when the scholarship is awarded to the individual). Recipients must also send a copy of the note to the scholarship selection committee in care of Heather K. Shultz.
  7. Recipients must attach a copy of quarter or semester grades to the Request for Payment Form, by sending either an official college transcript or a copy of the grade report sent to the student’s home. Website printouts of the grades are not acceptable.
  8. Request for payment of scholarship funds must be made through County Extension Agent or Agriculture Education Teacher.

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Georgia Farm Bureau Scholarship 

To apply: Click here for application. 

Donor: Georgia Farm Bureau

NOTE: there are changes to this year's application and award process.

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Scholarships are awarded to the top ten students who confirm they are majoring in agriculture or a related field.
  • The top three students will each receive a one-time scholarship of $3,000 and the remaining seven students will each receive a one-time $750 scholarship.
  • The scholarship is available to students whose parents or legal guardians are members of a county Farm Bureau in Georgia as of September 1. Applications must first be approved and signed by the Farm Bureau president in the county where membership is held before they are sent to the Home Office.
  • The winners will be announced in March, 2009.
  • The applications are due in the state office by Friday, December 19, 2008.
  • Students submitting an application must be a high school senior for the current academic year and plan to be enrolled in a unit of The University System of Georgia or Berry College during the 2009-2010 academic year pursuing an undergraduate degree in agricultural and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agricultural field.
  • A formal high school photo should be attached to each application.
  • Each county Farm Bureau may submit up to four applications.

Note: The completed application must be returned to the Georgia Farm Bureau office no later than Friday, December 19, 2008.   An application can be found here. Completed applications must be signed by the county Farm Bureau president in the county in which the student's family is a member.

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Georgia Water Wise Council 4-H Scholarship

To Apply: (NOTE CHANGE FOR 2010) Please make sure to check the appropriate box when registering online for DPA. If this box is checked, your portfolio will automatically be considered for the Water Wise Schoalrship.

Donor: Georgia Water Wise Council

              $400 Scholarship (depending on availability of funds)

  • To recognize young people for their outstanding achievement(s) in 4-H work, scholarship, leadership, and citizenship; coupled with an involvement in a water related project or activity.
  • The Georgia Water Wise Council's purpose is to raise the awareness of local water resource problems to include non-point source pollution.  The Council's goal is to develop a water ethic amongst the citizens of Georgia of "Use What You Need, and Don't Pollute."
  • To help deserving young people to continue an education beyond the high school level.
Eligibility Guidelines:
  1. Applicant must be a senior level 4-H member during the current year.
  2. 4-H'er must submit a portfolio for DPA for the current year and show involvement in a water- related project or activity.
  3. Recipients may enroll in any accredited school, college, or university.

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Georgia Junior Livestock Foundation Scholarship


- One $1,500 scholarship in memory of Lee Harris, Jr.
- Five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who have been actively involved in the Georgia Junior Livestock Program
- These scholarships are handled by the Georgia Junior Livestock Foundation.  Please direct all correspondence and questions to to Mr. Farmer at 706-207-8539 or gary@aavim.com

To apply: Click here for application.
Deadline: January 10, 2017

 

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Applicant must be a resident of the State of Georgia.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior.
  • Applicant must be planning on attending a secondary school following graduation from high school including college, technical and trade schools.

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Guthrie Dairy Youth Leadership Award

To apply contact: Heather K. Shultz, hkalino@uga.edu
Click here for 2017 application. and for more information about the award.

Purpose of Award: This cash award will be given annually to 4-H or FFA members involved in youth dairy programs or activities and who need financial assistance in order to participate in workshops, conferences, field days or any other dairy-related activity that would enhance their leadership abilities.
Eligibility Guidelines:

  1. Recipient must use the award money to attend the designated program, activity or tour as indicated
    in their application, no later than one year from the application deadline, i.e.) No later than February 10, 2018.
  2. Applicants must be enrolled in the 9th - 12th grade for the 2016 - 2017 academic year in order to apply.
  3. Failure to complete the designated leadership development program or activity by February 10, 2018 will result in forfeiture of the award, and all monies will be returned to the scholarship fund.
  4. Upon completion of the designated activity, program or tour for which the money was awarded, the recipient must submit a report of not more than one page detailing how the Guthrie Youth Dairy Award enhanced his or her leadership abilities.
  5. Recipient must send a written thank you note to Dr. Guthrie:
    Dr. Larry Guthrie
    1070 Mason Mill Road
    Athens, GA 30606
  6. Recipient must also send a copy of the note to the scholarship selection committee in care of:
    Heather K. Shultz
    Hoke Smith Annex-#321-UGA
    University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602
 

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Johnathon Gabriel Memorial Scholarship 

To Apply Contact: Heather K. Shultz, hkalino@uga.edu
Click here for application.

    One $1,200 Scholarship

Eligibility Guidelines:

  1. Recipient must attend the Georgia Junior National Livestock Banquet on February 24, 2017, in Perry, GA, to be recognized and to receive payment of this scholarship..
  2. Applicants must be in the 12th grade at the time of application.
  3. Scholarship request must be made within one year following graduation from high school. In the event the scholarship is not used within the year of limitation, the winner should request a time extension. Extensions should be requested in a letter to Mary Ann Parsons; Georgia 4-H Foundation; Hoke Smith Annex; Athens, GA 30606. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of scholarship.
  4. Recipient must satisfactorily complete 12 credit hours of college credit and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better before requesting scholarship payment.
  5. The $1,200 scholarship may be applied toward: tuition at any two- or four-year college or university; room & board; books and supplies; or any other education-related expenses.
  6. Recipient must send a written thank you note to the parents of Johnathon Gabriel at:
    Mr. & Mrs. Larry Gabriel
    2279 Beaver Dam Road
    Colbert, GA 30628
    Recipient must also send a copy of the note to the scholarship selection committee in care of Heather K. Shultz.
  7. Recipient must attach a copy of semester grades to the Request for Payment, by sending either an official college transcript or a copy of the grade report sent to the student’s home. Website printouts of the grades are not acceptable.
  8. Request for payment of scholarship funds must be made through County Extension Agent or Agriculture Education Teacher.

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Junior National Catalogue

To Apply Contact:  Heather K. Shultz, hkalino@uga.edu

Donor: Junior National Catalogue

$500 ScholarshipEligibility Guidelines:
  1. Awarded to the winner in the 12th grade showmanship at the State Steer Show, State Heifer Show, State Market Hog Show, and the State Market Lamb Show.
  2. May be awarded to a 4-Her or FFA member attending any college or university.   
     

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Lois Dowdle Cobb Scholarship

To Apply Contact: UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences

$1,000 ScholarshipEligibility Guidelines:
  1. This award is for an undergraduate student in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences who has excelled in 4-H.
  2. Participation in 4-H must be documented.
  3. Application available through the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. 

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Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Lupo Memorial Scholarship

To Apply Contact: Tift County Extension Office

For Tift County 4-H'ers

$500 Scholarship

Eligibility Guidelines:

  1. Applicant must be an active Tift County 4-H member during the current year.
  2. Applicants must be 4-H members who are graduation from high school during the current year, or who are enrolled in their freshman year in college and actively enrolled in collegiate 4-H.
  3. Scholarship recipients may use the scholarship at any accredited school, college, or university.
General Information:
  1. Recipient will be selected by a Tift County Extension Committee.
  2. Applicants available from the Tift County Extension Office.
  3. Application deadline is May 1.
  4. Scholarships can be held until following year if no worthy 4H'ers apply.
  5. Scholarship can be divided between two 4H'ers at discretion of selection committee.

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National Pork Producers Council Scholarship 

To apply contact: National Pork Producers Council, John Wrigley at 417-451-6004

The details of the scholarship can be found at
http://www.nppc.org/Programs/Scholarship.htmf

Donor: National Pork Producers Council

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • NPPC administers the program, reads the essays and selects the winners. Essays are judged on the basis of clarity or expression, persuasiveness, originality and relevance of topic. Click here for more information on the scholarships, including the deadline and where to send materials. Winners will be announced at the annual Pork Industry Forum. The CME and NPPC reserve the right to publish any or parts of the essays submitted.
  • The Lois Britt Pork Industry Memorial Scholarships are sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The program began in 1990, CME’s 25th Anniversary of Live Hog Futures. To commemorate that milepost, it asked to sponsor a Scholarship Program through the National Pork Producers Council. The Pork Industry Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding youth in the pork community. Four $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry. These talented and thoughtful students likely will emerge as industry leaders someday.

    To be eligible, students must:

    • Be an undergraduate student in a two-year swine program or a four-year college of agriculture.
    • Write a brief letter indicating what role they see themselves playing in the pork industry after graduation.
    • Submit an essay of 750 words or less describing an issue they see confronting the pork industry today or in the future – and their solutions.
    • Obtain two letters of reference from current or former professors or industry professionals.

NOTE: All entries are due in January of each year.

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Patricia N. Barkuloo Scholarship                

To Apply Contact: Tift Co. Ext. Office

Donor: Patricia N. Barkuloo

One $500 ScholarshipEligibility Guidelines:
  1. Must be an active 4-H member during current year, and must be a Tift County 4-Her who is graduating from high school during the current year.
  2. Recipient may enroll in any accredited school, college, or university. 

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Sigma Alpha Scholarship

To apply: Click here for application. 

One $500 Scholarship

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Recipient must be a female high school senior entering into the University of Georgia in the Fall of 2009.
  • Scholarship will be paid during the Spring 2010 semester after the student is officially accepted and enrolled full-time at the University of Georgia.
  • Selection will be based on the student’s scholastic achievement, leadership ability, interest in agriculture, and extracurricular involvement as evidenced by high school or related activities.

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South Georgia Achievement Scholarship 

To apply contact: Andrea Burruss, burrussa@uga.edu.

Or, click here for application. 

Donor: George & Lynn Lee

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Must be a 4-H member during the current year and must not have passed their 19th birthday on January 1 of the current year.
  • Applicant must be ready and qualified to enter college the fall term of the year the application is made. Recipient of this scholarship is to be first considered for Georgia 4-H Achievement Scholarships of Master status before being eligible for this recognition.
Criteria for Selection:
  • This Scholarship will be given to 4-H members residing in specific counties.
  • Must submit application and be considered in the Georgia 4-H Achievement Scholarship Selection Process by deadline.
  • Recipient may use the scholarship at any accredited College or University.

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Kalino Family Scholarship

To apply click here for application, and for more information about the award.

One $500 Scholarship; the completed application and attached letters of recommendation must be received (postmarks will not be accepted) by Heather K. Shultz, at the indicated address, no later than February 10, 2017.

  1. Applicants must be in the 12th grade to apply.  Applicants must be entered as an exhibitor of the 2017 Georgia Junior National Steer and/or Breeding Heifer Show.
  2. Applicants must participate in 12th grade Cattle Showmanship to be eligible for this scholarship.  Placings in showmanship may be considered in the final placing of this scholarship.
  3. The award recipient must be present during the Top Five Heifer Drive at the 2017 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show on Friday, February 24th, to be recognized and to receive scholarship payment information.
  4. Scholarship requests must be made within one year following graduation from high school.  In the event the scholarship is not used within the year of limitation, the winner should request a time extension.  Extensions should be requested in a letter to Mary Ann Parsons; Georgia 4-H Foundation; Hoke Smith Annex; Athens, GA 30602.  Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. 
  5. Recipients must satisfactorily complete one (1) quarter or one (1) semester at an institution of higher learning before requesting scholarship payment.
  6. The $500 scholarship may be applied toward: tuition at an institution of higher learning; room & board; books and supplies; or any other education-related expenses.
  7. Recipients must send a written thank you note to Shultz Family, 80 Collins Dudley Rd., Danielsville, GA, 30633.  Recipient must also send a copy of the note with the completed “Scholarship Request for Payment Form” when submitting paperwork.
  8. Recipients must attach a copy of quarter or semester grades to the Request for Payment Form, by sending either an official college transcript or a copy of the grade report sent to the student’s home.  Website printouts of the grades are not acceptable.
  9. Request for payment of scholarship funds must be made through County Extension Agent or Agriculture Education Teacher.

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Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship

To Apply Contact: UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences

$1,500 Scholarship

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Must be a high school senior eligible for graduation or college undergraduate accepted to the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • SAT Scores and cumulative averages in previous work must be documented.
  • 4-Her may receive the scholarship only one time.

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W. Tapp Bennett Scholarship 

To Apply Contact: UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

One $3,000 Scholarship Eligibility Guidelines:
  1. Must be enrolled in The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Science and must have had significant involvement in 4-H and/or FFA programs.

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William H. Booth Scholarship

To Apply Contact: UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

One $2,000 ScholarshipEligibility Guidelines:
  1. Must be high school seniors who will be incoming freshmen at The University of Georgia planning to major in agriculture.
  2. Must be a resident of Georgia.
Scholarship winners selected on the basis of:
  1. Financial Need.
  2. Scholarship Achievement.
  3. Leadership ability as evidenced in high school or related activities.
  4. Application will be forwarded to Agricultural Alumni Association who will select winners.
  5. Preference may be given to applicants from the eight county areas served by Jackson EMC. (Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, and Madison)

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