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 in coordination with the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. All applications must be submitted through the applicant’s county Extension office and meet all criteria to be considered.
Approximately 225 academically-competitive scholarships were awarded in the 2014 Texas 4-H Scholarship Program ranging in amounts from $1000 to $20,000 (amount established by donor). No scholarship recipient whose award is based on this application process will receive less than $1000 (may require receiving a combination of scholarships totaling $1000). The Texas 4-H Foundation seeks to ensure that each recipient receives the highest dollar amount of scholarship for which that recipient is eligible. For the majority of the total scholarships and scholarship funds available, participation in a livestock show is not a requirement for consideration for an Opportunity Scholarship.
For more information about scholarships and academic support, please visit the Texas 4-H website.