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4-H Academic Scholarships


Academic Scholarships

Pensacola Interstate Fair Scholarship

The Pensacola Interstate Fair, Inc. provides approximately $30,000 in academic scholarships each year to High School Seniors who, during their high school years, have been actively involved in the presentation of exhibits, animals, projects and displays in any area listed in the Fair Exhibits Premium Catalog or have volunteered at least ten (10) documented hours of assistance as designated by Fair staff. All grants are for one-thousand ($1,000) dollars each, made payable to any accredited college. Applications are typically due in April. Find more information at

Farm Credit AgVocator Scholarship

Farm Credit of Northwest Florida typically offers a scholarship opportunity for college-bound high school seniors. The agricultural lender will award six $1,500 AgVocator Scholarships for seniors within its chartered territory, which includes 18 counties in the Florida Panhandle. The AgVocator Scholarship is meant to encourage young people to use their talents to create stronger communities in the rural areas where they live.  Preference will be given to students who are pursuing a career in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, or a similar field. The deadline for the scholarship is typically in early February. Find details at

Navy Federal Credit Union and the Escambia County 4-H Foundation

Navy Federal Credit Union and the Escambia County 4-H Foundation typically offer an academic scholarship. Applicants must be an enrolled 4-H member as of September 1 of the school year and graduating the end of the school year of the application. Recipients will be determined based on GPA, college admittance, 4-H participation, and financial need. Applications will be available at: Navy Federal Application scholarship 2017

National 4-H Council Youth In Action Award

The National 4-H Council Youth In Action Award is one of the highest honors achieved in 4-H. The 2016 awards were expanded to honor one remarkable 4-H’er within each pillar area: Agriculture and Animal Sciences; Citizenship; Healthy Living; and STEM. Each of the four Youth in Action Award pillar winners receive a $5,000 scholarship for higher education, an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at Council’s Legacy Awards (typically in April), serve as the National Youth Spokesperson for their recognized pillar area, and an additional $5,000 grant made to each of the awardees’ 4-H County.

4-H is dedicated to providing opportunities for youth to excel. Providing academic scholarships is just one of the many ways 4-H can help. We encourage all eligible youth to take advantage of this scholarship. Applications are typically due in mid-November. For qualifications, application rules, and information on past honorees, please visit the Youth in Action Award website at

Florida 4-H Foundation Academic Scholarships

The Florida 4-H Foundation provides approximately $13,000 in scholarships to 4-H members each year. 4-H youth vie for these scholarships through an application and portfolio process. Donors who support the 4-H program establish the amounts and quantities of scholarships offered. Youth may not apply for scholarships which they have previously been granted. The application and instructions for completing a Senior Portfolio are available at More information is available at

The following scholarships are available each year:

  • UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (SHARE Scholarships)
  • Alden Hilliker Memorial Scholarship
  • Chuck and Linda Syfrett Scholarship
  • Freddie Johnson 4-H Scholarship
  • Fred and Mabel Barber Scholarship
  • Jared Padgett 4-H Excellence Scholarship
  • Nettie Ruth Brown Scholarship
  • Norman Cox Scholarship
  • Platt Memorial Scholarship
  • Ruth Milton 4-H Family, Youth, and Consumer Sciences Scholarship
  • G. Williamson Scholarship
  • Terry Floyd Statewide Scholarship
  • Thomas Greenawalt Scholarship
  • Florida 4-H Dog Project Annual Scholarship
  • Tampa Bay Kennel Dog Scholarship
  • Horseman of the Year
  • Dallas C. Osborne 4-H Horsemanship Scholarship

Summaries and of and eligibility requirements for each scholarship can be found at

Florida Association of Home and Community Education Scholarship Grant

$500 academic scholarship offered to 4-H members who have completed at least three (3) years of satisfactory 4-H work. The grant must be used at a Florida university, junior college, or vo-tech school. This scholarship can be applied for annually, not to exceed four (4) times. All materials are typically due at the beginning of August each year.

Applicants should submit the following information:

  1. Application form (can be found at and a letter stating reason for application and need
  2. Letters of reference regarding character
  3. A statement of current educational needs and future plans
  4. Letter of recommendation from 4-H coordinator or agent
  5. Transcript of all high school grades or most recent grades
  6. 4-H accomplishments and experiences

Lloyd Rhoden Agricultural Scholarship

The North Florida Fair Association offers two $1,000 scholarships awarded each year to a graduating high school senior from a Florida county that annually places a county agricultural exhibit in the North Florida Fair, who are majoring in agriculture at a Florida institution of higher learning. Youth must first be nominated for this award by a County Extension Faculty Member or a Vocational Agricultural Instructor and nominations submitted to the selection committee as soon as possible (typically March). The nomination form can be found at

Nominees will then be mailed an application packet. Applications are typically due to the North Florida Fair Association by early May each year.

Eligibility also requires applicants who:

  1. Have indicated through 4-H, FFA, or related activities a sincere interest and potential ability in an agricultural field.
  2. Have plans to attend an institution of higher learning in the state of Florida to study some phase of agriculture
  3. Have achieved and acceptable senior placement test score and acceptable grade point average in high school and maintains acceptable academic standing at the institution(s) attended to continue receiving the stipend. The recipient must maintain continuous enrollment and not more than one semester or summer off between two consecutive terms.

More information can be found at

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