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Scholarships, grants & awards

Each of the following is managed by outside organizations. To apply or ask questions, use contact information supplied on the forms.

MLBA Scholarship

Academic scholarships for 4-Hers entering an agricultural college as a freshman, at University of Minnesota — St. Paul or Crookston; University of Wisconsin, River Falls; South Dakota State University; North Dakota State University; or Iowa State University pursuing an animal agriculture major.

McKerrow Scholarship

Academic scholarships for college students majoring in animal science.

Lyle Lamphere Scholarship

Academic scholarships for college students majoring in agricultural subjects.

Minnesota State Fair Scholarship Program

Academic scholarships for Minnesota State Fair participants..

4-H Auction Scholarship (MLBA)

Academic scholarships for 4-H livestock project participants.

Clean Air Choice® Biodiesel Essay Scholarship

Write an essay or make a video about biofuels, and you could win a scholarship of $1,000 or $500. This scholarship is open to Minnesota high school seniors.

Minnesota 4-H Foundation Grants

Check the 4-H Foundation grants site for more information.

AMC 4-H Community Leadership Award

Recognizes a 4-H club for contributions and service to its community.

Key Award

Recognizes 4-H members for outstanding contributions to 4-H and the community as citizens and leaders.

Salute to Excellence

National recognition program for 4-H adult volunteers.

Dan Patch and Youth Leadership Award

Yearly award to one 4-H'er for overall achievement, leadership and service.

Paint Horse Essay Contest

4-H members involved in a horst project can win a paint horse of their own during the Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show.

Minnesota 4-H Foundation scholarships, grants & awards

The Minnesota 4-H Foundation disperses more than $1 million each year to support youth learning through 4-H.

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