4-H Scholarships


The Williamson County Master Gardener Wayne Rhoden Memorial Scholarship

Application due date: April 15, 2024 (postmarked)

This scholarship is for high school seniors who have been involved in 4-H for at least three years, have shown leadership and personal development, plan to attend a college, university or technical school. Applications are submitted to your county AgriLife Extension office.


To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be an active member and enrolled in 4-H for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Be a current member of Williamson County 4-H for their senior year of high school.
  • Be a graduate of high school in the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Intend to enroll full-time in a college, university, or technical school in the Fall of 2024.
  • Letters of recommendation from 4-H leader, community or school leader
  • Submit the completed application and attachments and return by April 15th.

Click here for the 2024 Master Gardener Wayne Rhoden Memorial Scholarship

2024 Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship

There are several High School scholarship opportunities provided by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB).

The three available scholarships are for high school students who have not yet graduated: TFB Memorial/Honorary District Scholarship. Four (4) scholarships awarded per TFB District. TFB Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship for High School Students. One (1) scholarship awarded per TFB District. TFB Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship. One (1) scholarship awarded.

Please Note: Each scholarship has a unique set of eligibility requirements. Click here for more information and to apply.

Application deadline is online by March 1, 2024

Click here for more information and to apply.

The Show Team Supporters 

Application due (postmarked) no later than March 15, 2024.

The Show Team Supporters (TSTS) is excited to announce that we have two $1,000 scholarships available to eligible high school seniors again this year. The scholarship recipients may utilize these funds for expenses surrounding any education beyond high school (i.e., trade school, community college, university, etc.) There are two (2) criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior.
  • The applicant must be an active member of one of the following organizations for at least this school and the previous school year: Williamson County 4-H Club, Georgetown 4-H Club, Georgetown High School FFA, or Eastview High School FFA.
  • Please note that while our organization is associated with students that show livestock, that is not a requirement for eligibility of the scholarship.

2024 TSTS Scholarship Application

Taylor Rodeo Association Scholarship

Application Deadline (postmarked) March 15, 2024

Taylor Rodeo Association Scholarship Guidelines and Application

Scholarship winners will be announced in May. A presentation will be given to all winning applicants at the 2024 Taylor Rodeo.

2024 Heart O’ Texas Scholarships

Application due date: March 22, 2024

The Heart O’ Texas Fair gives several scholarships, ranging from $2,500 to $25,000. Scholarship eligibility, requirements, and application forms can be found on the HOT Scholarship page.

2024 Williamson County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Due: March 31, 2024

Click here for the 2023 Wilco Farm Bureau Scholarship Fillable Application.

2023-2024 WCLA Scholarship

Due (postmarked): April 10, 2024

The Williamson County Livestock Association offers various scholarships each year to graduating seniors. The guidelines and scholarship application can be found on the WCLA website.

2024 Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Due: April 10, 2024, 3:00pm CST

Lockheed Martin has established a scholarship program to provide opportunities to students studying select STEM degrees that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. In 2024, up to 100 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each are offered for full-time study at an accredited U.S. institution of the student’s choice. See their scholarship page for eligibility requirements and the application.

2024 Blackland Income Growth Scholarship

Below you will find the guidelines and application for the 2023 Blackland Income Growth Scholarship. Applications must be received by Friday, November 10, 2023 (postmarked deadline) and mailed to the District 8 office in Stephenville.

  • There will be ten (10) Blackland Income Growth scholarships awarded for the amount of $1000 each.
  • There will be one (1) Scott Felton Blackland Income Growth scholarship awarded in the amount of $1500.  Consideration will be given to applicants planning to study agribusiness.  Major will be verified at the time of payment.
  • There will be one (1) Ronald C. Woolley Blackland Income Growth scholarship awarded in the amount of $1500.  Consideration will be given to applicants planning to study agriculture.  Major will be verified at the time of payment.
  • The same application will be used for all scholarships.
  • Recipients will only be eligible to receive one of the above mentioned BIG scholarships.

Please review the first two pages of the guidelines for the specific eligibility requirements and dates. The recipients must attend the BIG Conference on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco to receive the scholarship award.

The guidelines and application are below and are posted on the BIG page soon at the following link: https://agrilife.org/d84h/scholarships/

2024_BlG_Scholarship_Application_fillable pdf

2024_BlG_Scholarship_Application Word version

2024 Big Tex Scholarship Program

The State Fair of Texas offers scholarships to youth who participated at the State Fair (livestock shows, judging contests, public speaking, etc.). The link to the application and scholarship guidelines can be found on the SFT Scholarship pageApplication Deadline: February 1, 2024

2024 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarships

HLSR offers several different scholarships that you can apply for through their website – these are independent from the HLSR Scholarships given through the Texas 4-H Opportunity application. The link to the application and scholarship guidelines for each can be found on the HLSR Scholarship pageApplication Deadline: January 31, 2024 — Extended to Feb 7

2024 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship

Texas 4-H Youth Development Program Opportunity Scholarships are academic scholarships awarded each year to applicants based on their academic record, 4-H experience, and financial need (for scholarships for which it is a required criterion). The Texas 4-H Youth Development Opportunity Scholarship Program is conducted by the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation. All applications must be submitted through the applicant’s county Extension office and meet all criteria to be considered. See the links below for more information.

Here is the 2024 scholarship timeline:

Application Opens: November 1, 2023

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

How to apply: Go to the texas4hfoundation.org website and click “Scholarships” then select the type of scholarship you are interested in (i.e. Baccalaureate, Technical, Courageous Heart or Collegiate). There will be an “Apply” button on each of the pages that will take you to the new Texas 4-H Foundation Scholarship Portal. You will then create a profile. Additional instructions on how to apply are available on each of the scholarship pages.

Interview Notifications:  April 2024

Interviews:  April 26 – 27, 2024

Texas 4-H Roundup Scholarship Awards Assembly: June 4 – 6, 2024

The Williamson County Texas Extension Education Association Scholarship 2024

Application due date: February 15, 2024

This scholarship is for high school seniors who have been involved in 4-H for four years, have shown leadership and personal development, plan to get a college or vocational degree, and have not passed their 19th birthday by January 1 of the current application year. Applications are submitted to your county AgriLife Extension office.

  • Envelope labeled with the applicant’s name and county.
  • Only a black and white copy of Texas 4-H Recordbook from the previous year’s Texas 4-H Recordbook judging deadline of August 31 accepted.
  • Official high school transcript with ACT and/or SAT scores included.
  • Completed TEEA 4-H Scholarship Application.
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a county Extension agent or 4-H club manager and one from a teacher, employer, or community leader (not a relative).
  • The top application at the county level will be sent on to the district level for an opportunity at additional scholarship funds.
  • Two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each will be given
    • For the 2024 scholarship application: one additional scholarship will be given in memory of Mrs. Schwegmann for $2,800
  • NEW this year: at the county level, Legacy Points will be awarded to 4-H’ers who have a parent in TEEA or members who have helped with the TEEA Fundraiser. Up to 10 points may be added to the overall application score.

The scholarships below have not yet been updated, but have been left up for informational purposes.


 2023 District 8 TAE4-HYDP Scholarship


  • Due May 18, 2023
  • District 8 4-H members who do not receive a 4-H Foundation Scholarship are eligible to apply.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee.  All decisions are final.
  • Applications must be complete in order to be accepted.
  • This scholarship is available to 4-H members who plan to attend college, university, or technical school in Texas OR out-of-state.
  • Please make sure to upload your official transcript & 2 letters of recommendation (letters should be uploaded as one document).

District 8 Scholarship information page

D8 TAE4-HYDP Scholarship Application

2023 Williamson County Fair and Rodeo Scholarship

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked or emailed by May 12, 2023

Williamson County Fair and Rodeo website

Scholarship guidelines and application

2023 Williamson County 4-H Adult Leaders Association Scholarship –

DUE to CEO in manila envelope: May 1, 2023 by 4:00 pm

22-23 ALA Scholarship Guidelines and Application

Four scholarships will be awarded in the following amounts: one at $1,100, one at $900, and two at $500.

NEW this year: there will be an interview required for this scholarship, taking place on May 11. Scholarships will be awarded based on the application score AND the interview score. 

The intent of Adult Leaders is to award scholarships to the top four outstanding Williamson County 4-H members who have not only demonstrated a varied 4-H career, including project work, leadership, and community service, but have also excelled beyond their club activities. Applicants should demonstrate their 4-H leadership and project work within the community, county, district, state and national level if applicable. Applications will be judged by a team of adult leaders, none of whom can be a parent of an applicant.

2023 Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship

Applications must be postmarked by March 17, 2023

Lone Star Ag Credit will award (6) $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors in 2023. In addition, a $500 donation will be given to each winner’s FFA chapter or 4-H Club!

Applicants must be graduating in the spring of 2023 and submit an application.

Learn more and apply here.

The Jason Krueger Memorial

Scholarship Application




1. Must be an active 4-H or FFA member

2. Must be a SENIOR in High School

3. Must have exhibited a steer in Texas Steer Shows

Click here for scholarship information and application




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