Club Resources

Club Mini Grants

Club Mini Grants are available for all Louisa County 4-H and Clover Kids clubs thanks to the support from the Louisa County 4-H Foundation. This Club Mini Grant can be applied for anytime. These club mini grants are worth up to $200 each!

The mini grants are to be used for community service projects or educational programs for the club. Examples include planting a pollinator garden, cleaning a county road and having a pizza party afterward, shopping for items for an Angel Tree, going to the Putnam Museum in Davenport, etc. Funds can be used for food only when it is used in conjunction with the community service project or educational program.

The application must be turned in to the Extension Office for the request to be considered. After approved by the 4-H Foundation, money will be deposited directly into the club account.
The Louisa 4-H Foundation will consider multiple applications each year, but it is not guaranteed to receive funds for multiple projects.

After completing the community service project or educational program, a final report and photos must be turned in. This must be completed to be considered for future mini grant funding.

Questions? Want to turn in your application? Contact Samantha at jamison1@iastate.edu or 319-523-2371 ex. 203.

Scholarships

Scholarships will be added as the office becomes aware of them. Scholarships on this page are not all limited to 4-H'ers, though criteria may be needed for individual scholarships. For more information, go to the links provided.

Don't forget to check your school's guidance pages for scholarships offered directly through the school. You can also look at the scholarships listed on the local area schools to see if there are any that are not listed here or through your school to see if you are qualified for more.

If you know of additional scholarships that would apply to students in Louisa County, please forward information to Samantha Jamison at jamison1@iastate.edu.

December Due Dates

Hixson Opportunity Awards - Priority Deadline December 15th

For graduating seniors in high school going to Iowa State University.
Hixson Application

January Due Dates

Iowa State Scholarships (Office of Student Financial Aid, academic colleges and departments, and other campus units)

High school seniors - most Due January 10th
Current undergrad students - most Due March 1st
Iowa State Scholarship Applications

 

University of Northern Iowa Scholarships - Due January 15th

For graduating high school seniors going to University of Northern Iowa.
University of Northern Iowa Applications

 

Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship - Due January 31st

For graduating high school senior or current college student pursuing a degree in agriculture. Applicant must be an Iowa Corn Growers Association member or son/daughter of an ICGA member.
Iowa Corn Growers Application

February Due Dates

Garrett's Path Scholarship - Due February 1st

For graduating seniors in high school.
Garrett's Path Application

 

Iowa Corn Future of Agriculture Scholarship - Due February 1st

For graduating high school senior or current college student pursuing a degree in agriculture. Applicant must be an Iowa Corn Growers Association member or son/daughter of an ICGA member.
Iowa Corn Growers Application

 

Louisa County and Iowa Farm Bureau - Due February 3rd

For graduating seniors in high school who are or whose parents are current Farm Bureau members. The county only scholarship is also available to undergraduate college students who are or whose parents are current Farm Bureau members.
Farm Bureau Application

 

Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship - Due February 17th 

For graduating seniors in high school. Applicants must have participated in a leadership role in community service work or volunteer activities. Must be a dependent child of a current customer, or be a current customer.
Alliant Energy Application

March Due Dates

Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships - Due March 1st

For graduating seniors and college undergraduates who are (graduated) 4-H members. 
Iowa 4-H Foundation Application

 

All Iowa Opportunity Awards - Due March 1st

For high school seniors 
All Iowa Application

 

University of Iowa Scholarships for First-Year Resident Students - Due March 1st

For graduating high school seniors going to the University of Iowa.
University of Iowa Applications 

 

Hills Bank & Trust Leadership Grant - Due March 1st

For juniors in high school.
Hills Bank & Trust Application

 

Eastern Iowa REC Scholarship - Due March 10th

For graduating high school seniors, whose parents or guardians are members of the Cooperative.
Eastern Iowa REC Application

 

Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award - Due March 15th

For juniors in high school or home schooled program in the spring of 2023, with a high school graduation date of spring, 2024.
Herbert Hoover Application

 

Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation Scholarships - Due March 15th

For graduating seniors in high school and undergraduate college students.
Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation Application

April Due Dates

Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA) - Due April 1st

For graduating seniors in high school and current underclassmen in college.
Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement Application

 

Iowa Pork Producers Association - Due April 1st

For graduating seniors in high school and current underclassmen in college.
Iowa Pork Producers Application

 

Louisa 4-H Foundation Scholarship - Due April 1st

For graduating high school seniors who are involved in Louisa 4-H.
Louisa 4-H Foundation Application

If you would like assistance in filling out scholarships, please stop in at the office or contact Samantha (call/text 319-201-0102, email jamison1@iastate.edu). We are glad to help!

Club Management Resources

 

Club Financials

*All financial club requirements are subject to change. Any new information on club financial procedures will be sent out to leaders and updated here.*

All Club Deposits

Checks should be made out to "Louisa County Extension"
  • Club name could be included in the memo
Make deposits at the Louisa County Extension office with a club deposit form filled out entirely

 

All Club Payments

Must include club meeting minutes with money requests
  • Minutes must include dollar amount
  • Minutes must be signed by a club member
  • Specialty clubs and Clover Kids clubs are exempt from providing minutes
Must fill out cash request in entirety, including signatures, if needing cash in advance (ex. cash boxes) Must fill out voucher request form in entirety, including signatures, if needing to pay bill or reimburse or Extension office ordering Must turn in all receipts for all club purchases

Club Deposit Form

Club Cash Request Form

Club Voucher Request Form

Iowa 4-H Club Financial Guidelines

Appropriate Use of Club Funds Resource

Club Program Plans

4-H Club Program Plan Guidance & Example

4-H Club Program Plan Template

Clover Kids Club Program Plan Guidance & Example

Clover Kids Club Program Plan Template

Running a Club: Activities

4-H Club Meeting Outline

Vibrant Club Activity Resources

Club Officers

Below are some ideas for what each club officer could/should do in their position. Please understand though that these roles can be combined, split, or not even used. Officer positions held should be based on what the club needs.

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Historian

Reporter

Photographer

Recreation Leader

 

Volunteering with 4-H & Clover Kids

Why Volunteer?

  • Give back to your community
  • Provides a sense of accomplishment and self-worth
  • Supports programming for future generations

Who Can Volunteer?

  • Everyone is invited to join our team!
  • Everyone offers a valuable, unique contribution when volunteering

Basic Expectations

  • Complete and pass a background check
  • Complete a volunteer code of conduct
  • Contribute in any way you feel comfortable or physically acceptable
  • Willingness to provide for the community

For more information on volunteering with 4-H & Clover Kids in general, please visit the State Volunteer Website.

For more information on Louisa County 4-H & Clover Kids volunteering, please call the Extension office at 319-523-2371 ex. 203 or email jamison1@iastate.edu

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Volunteer reads aloud to young children
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Volunteer helps youth with craft