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4-H Individual Award Scholarships

Individual Award-Based Funding

Farm Bureau 4-Her of the Year

Each month, clubs may submit one youth as 4-H’er of the month. This youth can be a junior, intermediate, or senior. At the end of the 4-H year, two 4-H’ers will be chosen from among those 4-H’ers of the month. The chosen youth will be those that have demonstrated commitment to the county     4-H program through club and project participation, volunteerism, leadership, and community service. These awards are sponsored by Farm Bureau and are accompanied by a $100 gift.

Pensacola Interstate Fair

Youth can present the efforts of various projects they have worked on throughout the 4-H year in competitive categories at the Pensacola Interstate Fair. Youth whose submissions are selected for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place as well as honorable mention receive premiums from the fair for their contribution. In addition, all youth compete for the Champion Exhibitor Award for each age category. Champion Exhibitor Awards are granted to the youth with the greatest number of points, determined by the number of submissions and increasing in point value if submissions place in their category. Find out more about participating in the fair at


$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 should be POSTMARKED by August 15, 2016.

Applicants should submit the following information:

  1. Application form (click here for scholarship application) 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

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). Click here for the nomination form.

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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