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Illinois 4-H Scholarship

This award recognizes youth who have demonstrated and maintained a high standard of 4-H excellence and mastery during their membership tenure.


  • Open to current 4-H members who are 15-18 years old (as of September 1, 2021).
  • Members must have been enrolled in the 4-H program a minimum of two years.


Online application can be found here. Applications are due November 1, 2021. Applicants will also need to request reference forms from two references, those can be found here. A tutorial video can be found on the Illinois 4-H YouTube Channel


$1,000 scholarship paid directly to the scholarship recipient upon receipt of proof of enrollment in an approved post-high school educational program. Scholarship monies must be used before the winner’s 24th birthday or the scholarship will be forfeited. Scholarship redemption forms will be provided to winners. Winners are honored at the State 4-H Award Ceremony in the spring.


  • Illinois 4-H Foundation
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