4-H Higher Education Scholarships
Since its inception in 2020, over $109,500 has been awarded to 4‑H’ers across Alabama to help them achieve their career goals. Weather it’s a four-year college or university, community college, trade school or professional certificate, Alabama 4‑H and the 4‑H Foundation believe in the pursuit of individual happiness and success.
This year $38,000 in scholarship funding will be awarded to outstanding high school senior 4‑Hers state-wide:
35 – $1,000 Scholarships awarded by the Alabama 4‑H Foundation
1 – $1,500 Scholarship awarded by the Barbara D. Thorne 4‑H Endowment
1 – $1,500 Scholarship awarded by the Beth and Dr. Thomas Elliot 4‑H Endowment (Auburn University Student)
Applicants must be high school graduating seniors. Complete applications must be submitted through 4HOnline and be received by March 1, 2023.
Applications must include the following:
- 4HOnline application
- Your 4-H Story
- Letter of recommendation*
*A good letter of recommendation supports your achievements, skills, and service. Save letter of recommendation as a PDF, and upload into 4HOnline. Letter of recommendation should be from a non-family member. This could include a 4-H staff member, school administrator, teacher, or coach.
Application Review and Timeline
Applications will be available in 4HOnline for seniors on December 1, 2022, through March 1, 2023. Applications are due in 4HOnline by 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2023. No extensions will be granted. Scholarship notifications will be sent by April 1, 2023.
How to Apply
All 4-H scholarships will be awarded via the same application and established selection process hosted in 4HOnline.
Students and parents/guardians will be invited to 4-H Competitive Events Day June 23, 2023, to formally recognize scholarship winners. 4-H would also like to recognize 4-H scholarship recipients at high school scholarship days.
Scholarship payments for tuition and fees will be made from the Alabama 4-H Foundation directly to the student’s post-secondary institution to be used in the 2023–24 academic year.
Consider supporting our scholarship opportunities by participating in the annual Alabama 4-H Foundation Golf Classic. Each year the Alabama 4-H Foundation, along with corporate and individual partners, raise funds for 4-H’ers to help them with their educational opportunities after high school. For more information on the Golf Classic or to register
Any questions about the 4-H Golf Classic or Endowment opportunities, please contact Seth Tuttle (T/C 334-750-7087 or email [email protected]) with the Alabama 4-H Foundation Office.
The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations made to The Alabama 4-H Foundation are tax deductible according to IRS standards. Contributions can be designated to support a specific 4-H purpose that is important to you, or left unrestricted to be used where the need is greatest.