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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.


4-H Adult Scholarship: Workforce Re-entry

A scholarship for adults involved with 4-H who want to re-train at an institution of higher learning in order to re-enter the workforce or for job transition.

4-H Auction Scholarship (MLBA)

Academic scholarships for 4-H livestock project participants.

Ada and Helmuth Schroeder Scholarship

A one-time scholarship for students going into their freshman year at a Minnesota college or university.

Andrea Ruesch Regional 4-H Scholarship

A scholarship for present 4-H members as a high school senior or first year college student in one of nine counties.

CCI Innovation in Agriculture Scholarship

For past or present 4-H members entering college as a freshman and intending to pursue an agriculture-related degree.

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.

David E Pace and Valerie Halverson Pace Leadership Scholarship

A one-time scholarship for accepted freshmen or continuing sophomores at any accredited college or university in the U.S.

Kern Scholarship

For past or present 4-H members attending a Minnesota State (formerly known as MnSCU) college.

Lyle Lamphere Scholarship

Academic scholarships for college students majoring in agricultural subjects.

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.

Minnesota State Fair Scholarship Program

Academic scholarships for Minnesota State Fair participants.

Searles Family Scholarship

Supports Olmsted County 4-H'ers entering their freshman year at a post-secondary institution.


Helping Hands Grants

Funds 4-H club projects by 4-H youth and adults in partnership.


AMC 4-H Community Leadership Award

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

Dan Patch and Youth Leadership Award

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

Key Award

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

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.

Salute to Excellence

National recognition program for 4-H adult volunteers.

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