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Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships

The Iowa 4-H Foundation knows it's not easy to finance a college education, and we know that many Iowa 4-H'ers can use help achieving their educational goals. Consider applying for an Iowa 4-H Scholarship, funded by donors through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Designed to encourage Iowa 4-H members to continue their education beyond high school, our current scholarship program offers over 90 scholarships worth more than $100,000. Scholarships range in value from $500 to $10,000.

Online applications and materials are available and must be completed online no later than 11:59 PM, February 1, 2022.

Iowa 4-H Foundation - Check Website for Individual Deadlines

  • Various Undergraduate 4-H Scholarships
  • Hills Bank & Trust Leadership Program Grant
  • Veterinary Med. 4-H Scholarship
Hixson Opportunity Awards

The Hixson Opportunity Award is a half-tuition grant (estimated value of more than $15,000 over eight semesters) to be used at Iowa State University. One hundred high school seniors from across Iowa will receive the award each year. Ideally, recipients will represent each county in the state. If you are a high school senior who demonstrates potential in ways that go beyond class rankings and test scores, you may wish to apply. 

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Five Star Co-op Ag Scholarship
  • High school graduating seniors who plan to study Agriculture in college can apply for a Five Star Ag Scholarship awarded this year.
  • Applicants will have parents who are Five Star Co-op Class A Members.
  • Due March 1st.

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FSA Youth Loans

Youth Loan is available to young persons between the ages 10 and 20 years.  The maximum loan amount is $5,000.  Loan funds may be used to: 

Buy livestock, seed, equipment and supplies Buy, rent or repair needed tools and equipment Pay operating expenses for the project

Youth Loan Application Form

DuPont Pioneer Community Seed Grants

Do you know of a club considering a community service project, but needs funds to try it? Do you have a new club that doesn’t have very much in their treasury to assist them with local projects? Please share and consider applying for a DuPont Pioneer Seed Grant. The Iowa 4-H Foundation, through the generous donation from DuPont Pioneer will provide seed grants for up to $500 as a match to local efforts for a club’s community service project. The effort needs to be a new project and there needs to demonstration of a match from in-kind donations, time, or other local donors. Applications are due to the state 4-H office by Jan. 31. These projects also require a letter of support from someone at the county office so start planning now. 

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Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health

Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health is now accepting applications for 2019 agricultural youth grants! These small grants of $500 are available to any youth group in Iowa interested in conducting a project related to agricultural safety and health. We have awarded grants to 82 youth organizations in Iowa totaling over $130,000 since 1998.
 
Applications will be reviewed by members of the I-CASH advisory board. Criteria for selection will be based on objectives and use of funds. One project will be selected for the Outstanding Youth Grant Award which will be presented at the 2019 MRASH conference in mid-November. Funding will be available for travel and expenses to attend the meeting. A cash award will also be given to the top project.
 
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Chickasaw County and Other Scholarship Opportunities

 

Chickasaw County Council 4-H Application Forms

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Chickasaw County 4-H Council members

2024-2025 County Council Application Form 

  • Open to all 4-H'ers completing 8-11th grade in 2024
  • Returning council members need to sign an expectations form each year
  • County Council Members help plan and carry out many of the 4-H Programs offered through the year