4-H Scholarships



2023 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 2023 scholarship timeline:

Application Opens: November 1, 2022

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023

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 2023

Interviews:  April 28 – 30, 2023

Award notifications: May 2023

Texas 4-H Roundup Scholarship Banquets: June 6 – 8, 2023


2023 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 11, 2022 (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 10, 2023 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/


2023_BlG_Scholarship_Application-fillable PDF

2023_BlG_Scholarship_Application Word version


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


2022 Williamson County 4-H Adult Leaders Association Scholarship –

DUE to CEO in manila envelope: April 22, 2021 by 4:00 pm

Scholarship Guidelines and Application 2021-2022 – writeable PDF

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

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.

 2021 District 8 TAE4-HA Scholarship

District 8 TAE4-HA is happy to release the 2021 D8 TAE4-HA Scholarship Application.


  • Due May 21, 2021
  • 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.

2021 District 8 TAE4-HA Scholarship Application

Taylor Rodeo Association Scholarship

Application Deadline (postmarked) June 15, 2021

Taylor Rodeo Association Educational Award 2020-2021

Click here for more information.

Mail Application To:
Taylor Rodeo Association Educational Award Application
P.O. Box 562
Taylor, Tx 76574

2021 Williamson County Fair and Rodeo Scholarship

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2021

The Williamson County Fair and Rodeo is going to offer our inaugural scholarship program this year.  For this first year, we will be awarding 4 scholarships of $1,000 each.  Two of the scholarships will be “ag” scholarships and two will be “general” scholarships.

Click here to visit the website.

Williamson County Fair and Rodeo Agriculture Scholarship

Williamson County Fair and Rodeo General Scholarship Application

2022 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 o Four (4) scholarships awarded per TFB District. (a total of 52 are available) • TFB Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship for High School Students o One (1) scholarship awarded per TFB District. (a total of 13 are available) • TFB Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship o One (1) scholarship awarded Please Note: Each scholarship has a unique set of eligibility requirements. Those requirements are located online through our TFB Website within the Youth Opportunities page: http://texasfarmbureau.org/youth/youth-opportunities/

Application deadline is on or before midnight March 1, 2022

Click here for more information and to apply.

2021 Lone Star Ag Credit Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 16, 2021

Lone Star Ag Credit will award (6) $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors in 2021. New this year: A $500 donation will be given to each winners FFA chapter or 4-H Club!

Applicants must be graduating in the spring of 2021 and submit an application.

Learn more and apply here.

2021 Texas Farm Credit Scholarship

Texas Farm Credit has a mission to support agriculture and rural communities today and tomorrow. Our customer-owned cooperative proudly offers two programs that recognize high school seniors who excel in the classroom and in their FFA chapters and 4-H clubs. In addition to our scholarship programs, the FFA or 4H club in which each Marsha Martin Scholarship recipient is a member of will receive a $500 club contribution on behalf of Texas Farm Credit.

Click here for more information and how to apply.

2021 Area Go Texan

Application deadline: March 29, 2021

This is the Local Go Texan for Williamson County.  Graduating seniors who apply for this do not have to be involved in agriculture, but are encouraged to be a volunteer who shows a significant amount of involvement in the community or school activities.  Our county will award $250.00 scholarships to selected recipients. You MUST reside in Williamson County.

Click here for the application and more information.


2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Scholarship

Application deadline: February 22, 2021

Click here for the application and more information.

2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Hildebrand Scholarship

In memory of Mrs. Ruth Hildebrand, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will present an $18,000 college scholarship, payable over eight semesters, to an exhibitor in the Junior Market Lamb Show. This scholarship, originated by the Lamb Auction Committee, is given to honor the memory of Mrs. Hildebrand’s unselfish personal devotion and contributions to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ and to the youth who exhibit here.

If you have a graduating high school senior who will be exhibiting a lamb in the Junior Show and would like to apply for the Hildebrand Scholarship, please pass the following information on to them. Student must be a graduating High School Senior and meet all scholarship qualification requirements. All applications must be submitted online, no later than February 22,2021. Please follow the directions below to apply.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Hildebrand Scholarship Application


2022 State Fair of Texas Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Pete Schenkel Scholarships
Honoring its past Chairman Pete Schenkel each year, the State Fair of Texas awards multiple $6,000 scholarships to selected applicants from the following Fair Park-area high schools: Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison, Lincoln, North Dallas, and Woodrow Wilson High Schools.

Youth Livestock Scholarships
The State Fair of Texas awards $6,000 scholarships to selected applicants who have competed in specific competitive youth livestock events held at the State Fair. Scholarships are given to applicants who are graduating from a Texas high school and are enrolling in an agricultural-related or agricultural-benefiting natural science curriculum at a Texas college or university.

Click here for the scholarship website and application

2021 Heart O Texas Fair and Rodeo Scholarship

Application deadline: March 12, 2021 – emailed to melinda@hotfair.com

The application can also be found at the website https://www.hotfair.com/p/about-us/scholarship-program

2021 San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Association Scholarship

Application deadline is April 1, 2021

The San Angelo Stock Show Foundation Scholarship fund will make available $1,000 renewable scholarships
to qualifying high school seniors. The Scholarships may be used to attend a Texas vocational/technical
school or accredited Texas college or university. Applicants must be 4-H, FFA or FHA members. Applicants
do not have to pursue a career in agricultural or related fields.

Click here for the scholarship application.


The Texas Extension Education Association Scholarship 2022

Application due date: February 15, 2022

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 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 General Info  —  Click here for the Scholarship Application

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