4-H Scholarships



Williamson County 4-H Adult Leaders Association Scholarship –

DUE JUNE 15, 2020 by 4:00 pm

Scholarship Guidelines and Application 2020

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.


Capital Farm Credit Scholarship – Sponsored by Taylor Credit Office

One $1,000 one-time scholarship awarded to an individual from Williamson County.

Capital Farm Credit supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. And because a steady flow of credit means more jobs and economic growth, Capital Farm Credit is also helping invest in the vibrancy of communities throughout rural Texas through our scholarship program.


Capital Farm Credit Youth Scholarships and the “What Agriculture Means to Me” Video Contest

Youth Scholarships

We are committed to serving youth in agriculture by providing over $100,000 in scholarships to Texas high school seniors. Each branch office awards at least one $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors who are seeking an agriculture-related degree.

Contact the Capital Farm Credit office closest to you to request an application. All applications must be submitted to the student’s local branch office.

Find your local office here.

Video Contest

Each year, to celebrate Ag Day, Capital Farm Credit holds a contest for high school aged 4-H and FFA in Texas.  Students create a 30 second video to tell us “What Agriculture Means to Me” and uploads the video link to enter.  Winners are determined by online voting.  The video that receives the most online votes wins that high school student a scholarship, and their 4-H or FFA Chapter will also receive a donation.

    • First Place Student: $2,500 & their chapter receives $1,500
    • Second Place Student: $1,500 & their chapter receives $1,000
    • Third Place Student: $1,000 & their chapter receives $500
    • Corporate Selection: $1,000 & their chapter receives $500

Students can begin creating their video at any time, but they will not be able to upload or start receiving votes until February 4, 2019. (Upload all videos here) The contest ends March 19, 2019.

Capital Farm Credit is committed to supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.  But we’re also committed to supporting the people and organizations who will continue the proud traditions we hold so dear.  We encourage you to share this information with your local 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters.

2020 District 8 TAE4-HA Scholarship

District 8 TAE4-HA Scholarship

District 8 TAE4-HA is happy to release the 2019 D8 TAE4-HA Scholarship Application.


  • Due May 22, 2020.
  • 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.

2020 Scholarship Application Link

 2021 Blackland Income Growth Scholarship

Below you will find the guidelines and application for the 2020 Blackland Income Growth Scholarship. Applications must be received by Monday, November 9, 2020 (postmarked deadline) and mailed to the District 8 office in Stephenville. Please share with your graduating seniors that meet the requirements.

  • 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 attached guidelines for the specific eligibility requirements and dates. The recipients must attend the BIG Conference on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Extraco Events Center in Waco to receive the scholarship award.

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

The guidelines and application are attached and will be posted on the BIG page soon at the following link:



Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship 2019

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, 2019!

Youth Opportunities

Texas Farm Bureau Online Scholarship Application Instructions

Texas Farm Credit Scholarship 2019

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.

Applications are due by December 1, 2018!

Texas Farm Credit Scholarship Programs

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Scholarship 2019

This application is a two part process starting with an online application, then followed by supplemental application documents. Once you have submitted the online portion, the supplemental documents will be emailed to you. Application samples will be posted once available.
In order to qualify for a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ scholarship, the guidelines below must be met.

Applications are due online by February 4, 2019 by 7:59 p.m.!

Applications will be available online starting November, 2018.

Applicant Winners must attend HLSR scholarship banquet in May, 2019.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Scholarship

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Hildebrand Scholarship (2019)

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 4, 2019. Please follow the directions below to apply.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Hildebrand Scholarship Application

Select Your School District’s County and then select the Hildebrand Scholarship.

Enter the Key Code HL2019 to gain access to application.

After submitting the application, an e-mail will be sent to you with your reference number and additional instructions.

Once you have applied online and completed the three forms, you will then need to mail the following items IN ONE PACKET to the Show. The postmark deadline is February 4, 2019. Please include your reference number on all pages.

  • Student Application Summary
  • Application Checklist and Certification
  • Individual Scholastic Record
  • FAFSA report
  • Official Transcript (this may be in a sealed envelope)
  • Official proof of SAT or ACT score

*Please see the Hildebrand Scholarship Guidelines for more information. No late applications will be accepted, no exceptions.

*2019 Hildebrand Key Code Letter

Soil & Crop Science Department- Texas A&M University Scholarship

The soil & Crop Science Department at Texas A&M University Crop Science Department at Texas A&M University has a great opportunity for students wanting to major in Plant & Environmental Soil Science and Turfgrass Science.

The department is awarding $16,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen and $8000 scholarships to transfer students.  Please see the link below for information about the scholarships and the application process.

Deadline to apply is December 1, 2018!

Soil & Crop Science Department- Texas A&M University Scholarships

Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship 2020

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.

 Application Opens: November 1st 2019

Application Deadline: February 14th 2020

State Fair of Texas Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2020

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.


San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Association Scholarship

Application deadline is April 1, 2019

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Member of 4-H, FFA or FHA
  • Resident of Texas
  • Must be or have been a participant of San Angelo Stock Show
  • Satisfactorily complete the requirements for a high school diploma in the spring of the current
    year OR for renewal recipients satisfactorily completed the previous semester(s) of college with
    an overall grade point average of 2.5
  • Be accepted to a Texas vocational/technical school or accredited Texas college or university OR
    for renewal recipients, be enrolled in a Texas vocational/technical school or accredited Texas
    college or university.
  • Enroll for a minimum of 12 hours.
  • Meet the minimum requirements for the educational institution of their choice if graduating
    from high school this year.
  • Renewal applicants must submit fall grades by January 15th to receive funding for the spring
    semester and July 15th to receive funding for the fall semester. Reports received after these
    dates will result in loss of funding for the semester.
  • Applicant must have taken either the ACT or SAT to be eligible.
  • Scholarships must be claimed within one year of high school graduation or the scholarship will
    be forfeited.

Scholarship Requirements

Scholarship Application

APPLICATION IS THREE PAGES! All pages must be returned or application will be disqualified.

2020 Texas 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

Deadline: March 1, 2020 – submit electronically through 4-H Connect!

2020 Beekeeping Essay Contest


Scholarships will be awarded annually with amount varying each year. The number of scholarships awarded and the amount of each scholarship will depend on number of graduating seniors, returning college students and availability of funds.

Each student receiving a scholarship will be able to use monies at a college, university, or technical school of their choice.
Students must have been enrolled in 4-H / FFA for a minimum of 1 year and must be involved in other community service projects and non-school activities. Returning college students need to fill out what applies to them.
All applicants must submit the following:
Scholarship application
High School/ College transcript
Letters of recommendation from:
4-H Leader/FFA Teacher/Professor
Community or school leader

Scholarship will be announced at recipients High School graduation, annual 4-H awards banquet or WCLA Meeting.
Before receiving scholarship, recipient must submit proof of school registration, social security number, name and address of financial aid office/director at school they will be attending. These items must be submitted 30 days prior to when recipient needs scholarship. All scholarship monies will be mailed directly to the financial aid office and will be distributed through them. Any monies left over or refunded will remain in student’s scholarship account at school or be returned to WCLA.
The intent of the Williamson County Livestock Association Scholarship is to provide an equal amount awarded to equally qualified applicants. Qualified is considered a good 4-H/FFA learning experience and an appropriately completed application. Unqualified applications are those that have not demonstrated 4-H/FFA learning experiences, and have not adequately completed the scholarship application. A scholarship committee consisting of at least one WCLA Board Member will judge the applications. The decision made by the committee will be final. Due to limitation of available funds, some technically qualified applicants may not receive a scholarship. Final decisions regarding scholarship recipients and the amount of each scholarship are in the sole discretion of the scholarship committee.
Money must be claimed within 2 years of being awarded to recipient.


Click here for the 2017-2018 WCLA Scholarship application

Texas Nursery & Landscape Association Scholarship~ Due in the TNLA Office by May 1st 2018

Application: tnla_er_foundation_scholarship_application

Stock Show Scholarships 2018

When you apply for a 4-H scholarship, you are automatically entered into the application process for stock shows in Texas. Stock show scholarships are based on your placing in the overall scholarship program.

The exception is Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. You will be considered for the main Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo scholarship in your general 4-H scholarship application, but Houston has other scholarships you can apply for separately. You can only receive one scholarship from Houston so we recommend that you apply for the main 4-H scholarship as well as any others you qualify for with Houston, such as the exhibitor scholarship. See a list of all scholarships available from Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

Texas 4-H Collegiate 4-H Scholarship 2018

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation provides a limited number of collegiate scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in a Texas college or university. These scholarships are awarded to deserving former 4-H members who have continued to excel in both academics and service at the collegiate level.

See the link below for more information. DUE TO CEO BY Wednesday, JANUARY 18, 2017

Collegiate Guidelines and Application

The Texas Extension Education Association Scholarship 2018

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. DUE TO CEO by Tuesday January 30th, 2018.

Scholarship Form



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 more information  —  Click Here for the application

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