Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Program

Offered by
Texas 4-H
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The Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Program awards academic scholarships each year to applicants based on their academic record, 4-H experience, and financial need.


Kelly Gideon
Program Manager - Scholarships & Alumni

Thanks to our generous donors, we can award scholarships to 4-H members within 4 different types of scholarships:

  • Baccalaureate
  • Collegiate
  • Courageous Heart
  • Technical

The goal of the scholarship program is to provide scholarship opportunities for 4-H members to attend a Texas college or university to pursue a broad range of academic majors. Texas 4-H Youth Development has a proud history of providing young people with opportunities in leadership, citizenship, community service, and personal growth. The Texas 4-H Foundation Opportunity Scholarship Program began in 1959 with a $1,000 scholarship. Since that time, our scholarship program has experienced tremendous growth, currently awarding 243 scholarships totaling nearly $2.9 million annually.

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