Arkansas 4-H recognizes excellence and rewards the efforts of its members as they pursue post high school education. We want our members to become self-directing, productive and contributing members to society.
Apply online for 4-H scholarships
Each year, online applications are accepted until the first Monday in February of the 4-H member's senior year of high school. Only one application should be submitted per 4-H member including transcripts and letters of recommendation. The member must check the boxes next to all the scholarships for which they are applying on the first page of the application form. Please read the descriptions below to see if you qualify to apply. Once the 4-H member is accepted into college and has proof of enrollment they will fill out the Scholarship Claim Form below and send to the state 4-H Office.
Click to expand the section on each scholarship awarded by Arkansas 4-H, each one has specific eligibility requirements. If you have questions about applying for scholarships, please view the Arkansas 4-H Guide to Scholarships at the bottom of the page. All scholarships are contingent upon funding each year.
Two $8,000 scholarships ($2,000 per year renewable for a maximum of three years). Present or former 4-H member who will be enrolled in an accredited Family and Consumer Sciences program. Preference given to those enrolled at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. ($8,000)
Ada and Tyrrell Anderson 4-H Scholarship - One $6,000 scholarship ($2,000 per year renewable for a maximum of three years) - Present or former 4-H'er from Madison (first priority) or Washington County who will be enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university in the University of Arkansas system. ($6,000)
Present or former 4-H'er who will be enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. First priority given to members from Scott and Yell counties, second priority to members from Pulaski, Lonoke, Miller and Phillips counties. Third priority given to members from any county in west-central Arkansas. ($4,000)
Present or former 4-H'er who will be enrolled in agriculture or human environmental sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in the Fall of the current year. ($1,000)
Present or former 4-H'er who is a graduating high school senior or will be enrolled in an institution of higher learning in the Fall of the current year and has done outstanding achievement work. ($1,000)
Must be a teen star and has displayed outstanding leadership. ($1,000)
Currently exhibited livestock in the AR State Fair & Livestock Show. ($625)
4-H'er who has done outstanding 4-H work. ($250-$400)
4-H'er who has done outstanding 4-H work. ($500)
4-H'er in an Arkansas college concentrating on a career in forage, grass, or cattle industry. ($500)
4-H’er enrolled in a two or four year institution of higher education who have excelled in 4-H leadership, 4-H community service or the mentoring of other 4-H members. First priority given to members from Grant, Hot Spring, or Miller Counties. Second priority given to members in the Ouachita District. Applicants are required to submit a 500 word essay with their achievements, future goals, and the impact 4-H has had on their life. ($1,000)
4-H member from Washington County who will be enrolled at the U of A - Fayetteville ($1,000)
4-H member who will enroll in an agriculture related course of study. The member must reside in one of Farm Credit's 41 chartered counties. ($2,000)
$1,000 – Preference given to active 4-H members who are enrolling in an accredited university, college, or trade program for the fall semester. Must have been a volunteer counselor at a 4-H camp that was held at the C. A. Vines 4-H Center.
One $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the Arkansas 4-H Governor’s Award recipient. This award is available only to current or former state 4-H record book winners.