Thirty-five deserving graduating high school seniors will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships in 2019 by the Alabama 4-H Foundation. Recipients will use the scholarships for post-secondary education for which they have been accepted or plan to pursue.
“The scholarships can be used for any post-secondary education, whether that is attending community college, trade school or a university,” said Nancy Alexander, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System 4-H specialist. “Payment for tuition and fees will be made from the Alabama 4-H Foundation directly to the student’s post-secondary institution to be used in the 2019-20 academic year.”
Applications are now being accepted via 4HOnline at www.4honline.com. Completed applications must be received online by March 1, 2019.
“We are excited about the opportunities these scholarships will provide for our young people,” said Dr. Molly Gregg, assistant director of Alabama 4-H.
As part of the application process, students are required to submit a resume, a letter of recommendation and also their 4-H story titled “How Alabama 4-H Has Changed My Life.”
Scholarship Application Guidelines
- Double-space the 4-H story and don’t exceed 500 words. Use Arial or Times New Roman 12–point font and one-inch margins.
- Limit resumes to one page.
- Include a letter of recommendation. This is required and should be from a non-family member. The letter could also be from a 4-H staff member, school administrator, teacher or coach.
- Save all documents as PDFs and upload them into 4HOnline.
Scholarship notifications will be sent by April 15, 2019.
“The Alabama 4-H Foundation is committed to ensuring that scholarship opportunities and 4-H programming continue for Alabama youth for years to come,” said Seth Tuttle, development officer for the Alabama 4-H Foundation.
In addition, scholarship recipients and their parents or guardians will be invited to 4-H Competitive Events Day July 25, 2019, to formally recognize scholarship winners. 4-H will also be recognizing scholarship recipients during high school scholarship days.
If you have questions regarding the scholarship application process, contact Nancy Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Alabama 4-H
For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has been helping young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders. Alabama 4-H is part of Alabama Extension and uses regional Extension agents as well as community volunteers, corporate partners, alumni and parents to deliver youth development programs in all 67 counties.
Today, Alabama 4-H engages with more than 184,000 youth. It seeks to empower them with the skills to lead their communities and also grow into future leaders.
Visit the Alabama 4-H Foundation or make a gift online at www.alabama4hfoundation.org.