4-H Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities!

(Below Information is regarding 2020 Scholarship Opportunities!!! Some of the scholarships have not be updated from 2019)

(Scholarships will be updated as they come in for 2019-2020)


Scholarship Opportunities Updated 3-4-2020

Click on the following links for information and applications for the following scholarships:

2020 Scholarship opportunities & References

12 Myths About the FAFSA Form and Applying for Financial Aid

Listen to a Recording about Texas 4-H Scholarships:

4H-Scholarship-Tip-Sheet_2020 by D8 4-H Office

2020-TX 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Training-Presentation

D8 4-H Scholarship info including recording of 4-H Scholarship Training Webinar by Megan Parr

ASABE Texas Section Namken Application_2020Due April 30, 2020

Brazos Extension Horse Committee ScholarshipDue June 18

2020 BVFR Scholarship Application_OFFICIAL_NewDate_app_only_fillableDue April 16th

Capital Farm Credit Scholarship/Grant Info.Contact Local Branch for Deadline

capitalfarmcredit “What Agriculture Means to Me” Video Contest  Feb. 1 to TBA

Don’t Mess With Texas Scholarshipdue March 31, 2020 

District 8 TAE4-HA Scholarship  due by May 22, 2020 

D8 TEEA 4-H Scholarship due 2-24-2020Dropped off by February 24th, to Leon County Extension Office

Houston Livestock Show Scholarshipsdue by February 3, 2020

Leon County 4-H Scholarshipdue by June 22, 2020 to Leon County Extension Office

Leon County Farm Bureau Scholarship- Contact School Counselor or local office for more details

  • Leon County Farm Bureau Office- 903-536-2202

International Red Brangus Breeders Association due by April 1, 2020

Jason Krueger Memorial Scholarship (Major Show- Steer Exhibitors)due by April 10, 2020 

2020-Leon County Master Gardener-SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATIONdue by April 15, 2020 

Leon County Youth Livestock Show Scholarshipdue by March 20, 2020

Leon County Go Texan Scholarship app 2020due by May 1, 2020 Leon County Go Texan Scholarship Application 2020

2020 LEONA club SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION & 2020 Leona Scholarship application and requirementsdue by March 16, 2020 

MIRANDA ALEXANDER Scholarship (Leon County)  – due by March 20, 2020

Normangee Extension Education Club Scholarship – due by April 1st – Contact School Counselor

LEON EEA 2020 Cty Scholarship Application & EEA 2020 Cty Scholarship Requirementsdue by March 2, 2020

O.D. Butler Memorial Scholarship – due to Brazos County Extension Office by June _, 2020 (NOT OUT YET)

Richard Wayne Pollard Education Foundation Scholarshipdue July 1, 2020

San Angelo Stock Show Scholarshipdue April 1, 2020

SCHWEINLE Scholarship 2020 (Leon County)due March 20, 2020

Society for Range Management (SRM) Masonic-Range Science Scholarshipdue March 1, 2020

Sullivan Supply/Stock Show U Scholarshipdue by March 15, 2020

State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Programdue by February 1, 2020

TCAAA-scholarship-youth-app (Parents MUST be TCAAA Members)due March 15, 2020

Texas A&M Department of Soil and Crop Sciencesdue January 1, 2020

Texas Big Game Awards Wildlife Conservation ScholarshipPostmarked March 31, 2020

Texas Cattlewomen Scholarship Applicationsdue May 31, 2020

Texas Dove Hunter Association Scholarshippostmarked by April 2, 2019 (NOT OUT YET)

Texas Extension Education Association Alumnae Scholarship (ONLY TEEA Members)due by April 1, 2020 (NOT OUT YET)

Texas Farm Bureau Scholarships – must be submitted online no later than March 2, 2020

Texas Farm Credit Scholarshipdue by January 6, 2020

Texas Section Society for Range Management- due by April 30, 2020

Texas 4-H Foundation Collegiate Scholarshipdue to the Texas 4-H Office by February 14, 2020

Dairy Goat Give Away Scholarship Application – due March ? (NOT OUT YET)


2019 District 8 TAE4-HA Scholarship

Good afternoon.  On behalf of the District 8 TAE4-HA, we are happy to release the 2019 District 8 TAE4-HA Scholarship application that is now an online application!  This is a NEW format this year so please pay attention to the submission guidelines and requirements.

  • Application due by May 24th, 2019.
  • District 8 4-H members who do NOT receive a 4-H Foundation or Terry Foundation scholarship are eligible to apply.
  • Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee. All decisions are final.
  • Applications must be complete in order to be accepted.
  • This scholarship is available to 4-H members who plan to attend a college, university, or technical school in Texas or out-of-state.
  • Please make sure to upload your official transcript & 2 letters of recommendation.

The application can be found on the link below:


Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship 2019

There are several High School scholarship opportunities provided by Texas Farm Bureau (TFB).

The three available scholarships are for high school students who have not yet graduated: • TFB Memorial/Honorary District Scholarship o Four (4) scholarships awarded per TFB District. (a total of 52 are available) • TFB Young Farmer & Rancher Scholarship for High School Students o One (1) scholarship awarded per TFB District. (a total of 13 are available) • TFB Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship o One (1) scholarship awarded Please Note: Each scholarship has a unique set of eligibility requirements. Those requirements are located online through our TFB Website within the Youth Opportunities page: http://texasfarmbureau.org/youth/youth-opportunities/

Application deadline is on or before midnight March 1, 2019!

Youth Opportunities

Texas Farm Bureau Online Scholarship Application Instructions

Capital Farm Credit Youth Scholarships and the “What Agriculture Means to Me” Video Contest

Youth Scholarships

We are committed to serving youth in agriculture by providing over $100,000 in scholarships to Texas high school seniors. Each branch office awards at least one $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors who are seeking an agriculture-related degree.

Contact the Capital Farm Credit office closest to you to request an application. All applications must be submitted to the student’s local branch office.

Find your local office here.

Video Contest

Each year, to celebrate Ag Day, Capital Farm Credit holds a contest for high school aged 4-H and FFA in Texas.  Students create a 30 second video to tell us “What Agriculture Means to Me” and uploads the video link to enter.  Winners are determined by online voting.  The video that receives the most online votes wins that high school student a scholarship, and their 4-H or FFA Chapter will also receive a donation.

    • First Place Student: $2,500 & their chapter receives $1,500
    • Second Place Student: $1,500 & their chapter receives $1,000
    • Third Place Student: $1,000 & their chapter receives $500
    • Corporate Selection: $1,000 & their chapter receives $500

Students can begin creating their video at any time, but they will not be able to upload or start receiving votes until February 4, 2019. (Upload all videos here) The contest ends March 19, 2019.

Capital Farm Credit is committed to supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.  But we’re also committed to supporting the people and organizations who will continue the proud traditions we hold so dear.  We encourage you to share this information with your local 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters.

Texas Farm Credit Scholarship 2019

Texas Farm Credit has a mission to support agriculture and rural communities today and tomorrow. Our customer-owned cooperative proudly offers two programs that recognize high school seniors who excel in the classroom and in their FFA chapters and 4-H clubs. In addition to our scholarship programs, the FFA or 4H club in which each Marsha Martin Scholarship recipient is a member of will receive a $500 club contribution on behalf of Texas Farm Credit.

Applications are due by December 1, 2018!

Texas Farm Credit Scholarship Programs

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Scholarship 2019

This application is a two part process starting with an online application, then followed by supplemental application documents. Once you have submitted the online portion, the supplemental documents will be emailed to you. Application samples will be posted once available.
In order to qualify for a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ scholarship, the guidelines below must be met.

Applications are due online by February 4, 2019 by 7:59 p.m.!

Applications will be available online starting November, 2018.

Applicant Winners must attend HLSR scholarship banquet in May, 2019.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Scholarship

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Hildebrand Scholarship (2019)

In memory of Mrs. Ruth Hildebrand, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will present an $18,000 college scholarship, payable over eight semesters, to an exhibitor in the Junior Market Lamb Show. This scholarship, originated by the Lamb Auction Committee, is given to honor the memory of Mrs. Hildebrand’s unselfish personal devotion and contributions to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ and to the youth who exhibit here.

If you have a graduating high school senior who will be exhibiting a lamb in the Junior Show and would like to apply for the Hildebrand Scholarship, please pass the following information on to them. Student must be a graduating High School Senior and meet all scholarship qualification requirements. All applications must be submitted online, no later than February 4, 2019. Please follow the directions below to apply.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Hildebrand Scholarship Application

Select Your School District’s County and then select the Hildebrand Scholarship.

Enter the Key Code HL2019 to gain access to application.

After submitting the application, an e-mail will be sent to you with your reference number and additional instructions.

Once you have applied online and completed the three forms, you will then need to mail the following items IN ONE PACKET to the Show. The postmark deadline is February 4, 2019. Please include your reference number on all pages.

  • Student Application Summary
  • Application Checklist and Certification
  • Individual Scholastic Record
  • FAFSA report
  • Official Transcript (this may be in a sealed envelope)
  • Official proof of SAT or ACT score

*Please see the Hildebrand Scholarship Guidelines for more information. No late applications will be accepted, no exceptions.

*2019 Hildebrand Key Code Letter

Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship 2020

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 by the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation. All applications must be submitted through the applicant’s county Extension office and meet all criteria to be considered. See the links below for more information.

DUE TO Ms. Ferguson’s EMAIL (cassie.ferguson@ag.tamu.edu) on Thursday, December 19,2019 to be critiqued!

DUE TO Ms. Ferguson again on Thursday, January 2, 2020 to be critiqued again and also by the D8 4-H office!


  • November 1st- Application Opens on 4-H Connect
  • December 19- Email Roughdraft of Application to Ms. Cassie for critiquing
  • January 2– Roughdraft due to Ms. Cassie AGAIN to be sent to D8 4-H Office for more critiques
  • February 10 (Ms. Cassie’s Deadline)– Final Draft of Application & ALL documents uploaded & due on 4-H Connect
  • Beginning of April– Interview Notifications will be sent out
  • Mid May- Award Notifications will be sent out
  • June 8-11th- Texas 4-H Roundup Scholarship Recognition & Award Ceremony (You’ll be notified which day/night to attend)

FINAL DEADLINE- DUE ON 4-H Connect BY  Monday, February 14, 2020!

Existing Scholar Handbook

State Fair of Texas Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Pete Schenkel Scholarships
Honoring its past Chairman Pete Schenkel each year, the State Fair of Texas awards multiple $6,000 scholarships to selected applicants from the following Fair Park-area high schools: Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, James Madison, Lincoln, North Dallas, and Woodrow Wilson High Schools.

Youth Livestock Scholarships
The State Fair of Texas awards $6,000 scholarships to selected applicants who have competed in specific competitive youth livestock events held at the State Fair. Scholarships are given to applicants who are graduating from a Texas high school and are enrolling in an agricultural-related or agricultural-benefiting natural science curriculum at a Texas college or university.


San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Association Scholarship

Application deadline is April 1, 2019

The San Angelo Stock Show Foundation Scholarship fund will make available $1,000 renewable scholarships
to qualifying high school seniors. The Scholarships may be used to attend a Texas vocational/technical
school or accredited Texas college or university. Applicants must be 4-H, FFA or FHA members. Applicants
do not have to pursue a career in agricultural or related fields.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Member of 4-H, FFA or FHA
  • Resident of Texas
  • Must be or have been a participant of San Angelo Stock Show
  • Satisfactorily complete the requirements for a high school diploma in the spring of the current
    year OR for renewal recipients satisfactorily completed the previous semester(s) of college with
    an overall grade point average of 2.5
  • Be accepted to a Texas vocational/technical school or accredited Texas college or university OR
    for renewal recipients, be enrolled in a Texas vocational/technical school or accredited Texas
    college or university.
  • Enroll for a minimum of 12 hours.
  • Meet the minimum requirements for the educational institution of their choice if graduating
    from high school this year.
  • Renewal applicants must submit fall grades by January 15th to receive funding for the spring
    semester and July 15th to receive funding for the fall semester. Reports received after these
    dates will result in loss of funding for the semester.
  • Applicant must have taken either the ACT or SAT to be eligible.
  • Scholarships must be claimed within one year of high school graduation or the scholarship will
    be forfeited.

Scholarship Requirements

Scholarship Application

APPLICATION IS THREE PAGES! All pages must be returned or application will be disqualified.


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