The 2015 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship application and guidelines have been released!
BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR A TEXAS 4-H OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
Texas 4-H Youth Development Program, Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation, and the donors have the expectation and requirement that every 4-H member being awarded a Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship be present (in person) at the scholarship interviews in Austin and the scholarship presentation(s) in College Station. Before you begin your scholarship application, please review the dates below to be sure that you are able, and willing, to participate in the dates mentioned. NO EXCEPTIONS, therefore, applicants and families should schedule vacations, other award trips, sports activities, etc at other times than those listed below.
What is new for 2015:
- A 4-H member can apply for a Texas 4-H, Texas FFA, and Texas FCCLA scholarships
- The scoring matrix for 4-H scholarships has changed for 2015
- Scholarships will be presented over three nights at the 2015 Texas 4-H Roundup. Applicants, if receiving a scholarship(s) will be told what group of scholarship they will be receiving and what night(s) to be present. With the pre-notification of scholarship groups 4-H members will be able to be recognized at end-of-year school assemblies and ceremonies as a scholarship honoree.
Due to an continued increase in incomplete and the incorrect completion of the scholarship applications from applicants, any incomplete or incorrect application submitted will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the 4-H member and parent/guardian to ensure all information is correct and complete prior to submitting. Absolutely no follow up or updates will be allowed once submitted.
Due dates and deadlines for 2015 Scholarship process are as follows:
October, 2014 Release of 2015 Application
November – January Scholarship Trainings
November – December Applicant complete FAFSA and receive report
January 26, 2015 Application due to County Office
February 6, 2015 Applications due to District Office
February 20, 2015 Applications due to State 4-H Office
April 10, 2015 Interview selection notification
May 1-3, 2015 Interviews (Austin, TX)
June 9, 10, &/or 11, 2015 Awards Assemblies/Banquets (College Station, TX)
Requirements for the Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart Scholarships:
All applications MUST meet the minimum requirements/criteria to even be considered for judging (see guidelines for complete details). Those applications not meeting the requirements should not be submitted to the county Extension Office and/or Agent.