4-H Opportunity Scholarship Information

4-H Opportunity Scholarship Information

Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Program 

October 20, 2017

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.

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

October                                    Applicant can start completing FAFSA and receive report

Set by County Office                 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.


Check with your District 4-H Specialist to see about any district based training(s) might be held in your area.

2017 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Program Guidelines

2017 4-H Scholarship Application

2017 4-H Collegiate Application



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