NH 4-H Scholarships - The following scholarships are administered by NH 4-H. Applications are usually accepted at your county office, but double check the scholarship guidelines to be sure.
This scholarship is given to a second, third or fourth year undergraduate student in agricultural studies, including pre-veterinary.
Amount: $1000 Deadline: April
This scholarship s open to any current New Hampshire 4-H member who is a high school senior and who will be attending a school or college beyond high school in the fall. Selection will be based on 4-H participation, career goals and financial need.
Amount: $1500 Deadline: April 1 to county office
Elligble candidates must have been a 4-H program participant at The Big E for at least one year, the year of the scholarship presentation or prior.
Amount: $500 Deadline: August – Every odd numbered year
Wayne S. Rich Scholarship (Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation Scholarship)
Eligible candidates must be attending a college within the University of Maine system, be a current member of 4-H who is currently active in 4-H activities or recent alumnus and be a graduating high school senior, a college freshman, or an individual who has graduated from high school, but has delayed going to college for no more than one year.
Amount: $1000 Deadline: April, Every even numbered year
Other Scholarship Opportunities
The due dates listed here are just to give you an idea of when applications are due. For each scholarship you apply for, you must carefully follow the instructions. See their websites for specific information and instructions.
Awards vary from community partner to nationally available scholarships. All scholarships include a leader development award to attend the AFA Leaders Conference (November of scholarship year in Kansas City, Mo.), of which full attendance is required to receive the full academic scholarship.
Amount: Varies Deadline: Varies
Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled at a two or four-year institution for the 2016-2017 school years. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences.
Amount: $1500 Deadline: November
Open to high school seniors and current college students who have participated in the Eastern States Exposition 4-H Beef Program. Awards will be announced during the ESE 4-H Beef Activity.
Amount: $1000 Deadline: June
Eligibility: Any current New Hampshire high school senior, who will be attending a school or college beyond high school this fall. Selection will be based on involvement in the Eastern States Exposition, career goals and financial need.
Amount: $1500 Deadline: May 31
Open to any individual pursuing a full-time, post high school education (this includes colleges and technical schools) a clear intention for a career in agriculture, forestry or commercial fishing. Candidates for the scholarship must have a permanent home address within the area served by Farm Credit East and plan to attend post high school education in the upcoming fall semester. Applicants are eligible to win this scholarship only once.
Amount: $1500 Deadline: Varies
To be awarded to a Junior/Senior status college student working toward a Bachelor of Science in Dairy/Animal Science or has a major emphasis on dairy through another major. Only the Top 25 individuals in either the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest or the National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation Contest are eligible to apply during their junior or senior year of college. The winner will be recognized at the National Dairy Shrine Awards Banquet.
Amount: $1000 Deadline: April
One scholarship is available to second year college students in a two-year agricultural college majoring in Dairy or Animal Science.
Amount: $1000 Deadline:Varies
Available to college junior's or senior's pursuing a Poultry or related Agricultural, Ag Business degree – Agricultural Business, Poultry Science, Food science, Animal Science, Pre Vet, Food Marketing, Ag. Econ., etc. (Unrelated degrees such as Dietetics, Hospitality, English, or Nursing will not be considered).
Amount: $2000-2500 Deadline: May
The Bruce Clement Post-Secondary Education Scholarship
Open to any New Hampshire resident who has an affiliation with sheep through 4-H, FFA, Young Farmers, New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Growers' Association, or is majoring in a field that will benefit the sheep industry
Amount: $TBD Deadline: June
Most counties have a Farm Bureau Scholarship available. There are also several other scholarships listed on this page.
Amount: Various Deadline: Varies
Available to any students from any background wishing to pursue a career in the equine or agriculture industry.
Amount: Up to $6000 Deadline: See website for details