Scholarships for 4-H Members

A list of current post-secondary scholarships for 4-H members

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. 

Charles W. Buck Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship is given to a second, third or fourth year undergraduate student in agricultural studies, including pre-veterinary. 

Amount: $1000    Deadline:  April 


UNH 4-H Scholarship

Elligible candidates are students enrolled in UNH beginning in the fall 2019 semester. Students must have been a NH 4-H program participant at least one year. Award provided each year of UNH enrollment.  

Amount: $500 per year of NH 4-H participation, up to $5,000 per year    Deadline:  Part of UNH application

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. 

Agriculture Future of America Scholarships

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

CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship

Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled at a two or four-year institution. Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences. 

Amount: $1500    Deadline: November 

Farm Credit East

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

Kildee Undergraduate Scholarship 

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

NDS Iager Scholarship

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

National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarship

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

New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Growers

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: January 31, 2021

NH Farm Bureau Scholarships

Most counties have a Farm Bureau Scholarship available. There are also several other scholarships listed on this page. 

Amount: Various    Deadline: Varies

Thoroughbred Scholarship

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