4-H Scholarships Rockingham County

4-H member receiving a scholarship

Rockingham County 4-H Foundation Scholarships

April 15, 2019 Deadline for Scholarships

4-H Camp Scholarship: Each year the foundation supports 4-H members in Rockingham County interested in attending the 4-H Camp. 

4-H Teen Conference Scholarship:  Each year the foundation supports 4-H members in Rockingham County in attending the New Hampshire 4-H Teen Conference. 

Continuing Education Scholarships Available to Rockingham County 4-H Members and Alumni 

21st Century Alumni Achievement Scholarship: is for a Rockingham County 4-H alumni who is an active community member and who has shown positive character, citizenship, and leadership. Through their 4-H participation, they have encouraged others by example to join and helped others to develop their potentials and become more involved in 4-H. This scholarship can vary in the amount of the award and will be presented in years when there is a truly outstanding applicant with a high-quality scholarship application packet.

Beth Bourne Memorial Scholarship: is in memory of Beth Bourne, who served for 43 years as Rockingham County 4-H Agent involving thousands of youth and adults in 4-H projects and programs. Her leadership included starting the very first 4-H camp in the state. After retiring, Beth continued volunteering for 4-H in Massachusetts until her death in 1999. Her life exemplified service to others and influenced youth and volunteers to develop their Head, Heart, Hands, and Health to better living. Beth was a true 4-H leader and spent much of her time, resources and energy working to support 4-H youth, volunteers, and programs.

Dwight W. Brown Memorial Scholarship: is a living tribute to the personal spirit and commitment involving citizenship, community service, dedication to 4-H, and emulating of solid values. Dwight’s life was surrounded by agriculture and strong family values, from spending his childhood working on his grandfather’s farm in Epping, New Hampshire, to 33 years in the agriculture and farm machinery business. A childhood member of 4-H and later the founder of the first Rockingham County 4-H scholarship, Dwight consistently promoted the importance of 4-H through actions, thoughts, and deeds. This scholarship is awarded to the 4-H member who exhibits kindness, responsibility for him/herself and others, and who through his/her participation in 4-H has encouraged others to join and share in its lessons.

Karen E. Morton Memorial Scholarship: perpetuates the memory of Karen Morton who died on July 25, 1997, as a result of injuries from an automobile accident. Karen was a sophomore in equestrian studies at the University of New Hampshire and active alumni of the Rockingham County 4-H Program. She spent her 4-H years involved in the horse project and was an active member, first in the Plaistow Unicorns, and then the Kingston Star Blazers 4-H Clubs. Her dedicated leadership and willingness to always be of help to others were important dimensions in Karen’s life. She was recognized with many sportsmanship trophies, county 4-H medals of honor, the Beth Bourne 4-H Scholarship, and an outstanding member award in the 4-H Agriculture and Natural Resource project area. Karen was also selected for the National 4-H Horse Judging Team to Louisville, Kentucky.

Lynn Garland Legacy Scholarship:  is in honor of Lynn Garland who served for 39 years (1969-2008) as Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development in Rockingham County and served as a 4-H volunteer leader in New Hampshire and Maryland. As a positive role model to many, Lynn encourages youth and volunteers to “Be your own self at your very best all the time”; to help others with an “I’ll be glad to” positive attitude and to develop their Head, Heart, Hands, and Health to better living. Lynn continues today to serve many 4-H programs across our state while providing continued leadership to the next 4-H generations.

Dare Mighty Things Award Nomination Scholarship: is a celebration of an older 4-H member who is moving on from the program. It is an award celebrating their achievements as a 4-H member while challenging the recipient to be a leader and to take risks as s/he moves into the next stage of his/her life. The award gets its name from a famous quote from a former U.S. President: “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt