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.