Ohio 4-H recognizes and rewards individual excellence, whether it is in project work, leadership, citizenship or community service. Ohio 4-H Scholarships were established in 1976 in order to help young people become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. There are currently 36 statewide 4-H scholarships being offered. In addition to these scholarships, individual counties may also offer county-based scholarships. Please check with your County Extension Office for a listing of county scholarships.
Criteria, Instructions, and Application
In addition to personal information, before beginning this 4-H Scholarship Application please make sure you have the following items available.
- Academic honors you have received
- If you are or will be an Ohio State student, your OSU username.# and ID# can be found on your receipt of admission application email
- Information about your current or anticipated college or university (name, city, state)
- Intended academic major
- Detailed information about your major 4-H leadership roles; you should know the names of the roles, the years, level(s), duties and accomplishments
- Detailed information about major 4-H honors that you have received
- Information about your educational, career, or personal goals and what impact 4-H has had on those ambitions
- Personal statement explaining why a 4-H scholarship would be important to you achieving a college education AND how 4-H has contributed to your personal development, leadership and other skills and to your likely success in life
College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences scholarship information. CLICK HERE for on-line scholarship application
College of Education and Human Ecology scholarship application information