The month of November is typically a time of giving, being thankful, and supporting those in the community. Today, I am thankful for the great financial opportunities that the 4-H program provides to help youth pursue their passions and dreams. One of the many ways that 4-H gives back to youth, is through awarding scholarships. In partnership with the Indiana 4-H Foundation, the Indiana 4-H Youth Development program annually awards more than $125,000.00 in scholarships to 4-H members to purse post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded to recognize youth participating in Indiana’s 4-H Youth Development Program on their achievements and life skill development resulting from their participation in a variety of 4-H experiences. The variety of 4-H experiences is vast and reaffirms that there is something for everyone in the 4-H program!
4-H youth can start applying for scholarships through the 4-H program starting as early as 10th grade! To assist current 4-H members in filling out their scholarship applications for the Indiana 4-H Youth Development program, I will be hosting a Scholarship Workshop on Tuesday, December 12th from 6:00-7:30 pm. This workshop will take place in the Exhibit Hall at the Montgomery County 4-H Fairgrounds. This workshop is for 4-H youth currently in grades 10-12 and will focus on completing the Indiana 4-H Scholarships. Participants will get a packet with tools and information that will help guide students on how to properly fill out scholarships to enhance their application. Please call the Extension office at (765)364-6363 by Monday, December 10th. Parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. Information for completing the Indiana 4-H scholarships can be found at https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/scholarships.aspx.
Interested in joining 4-H or have further questions about 4-H? Then please contact the Montgomery County Extension office at 400 Parke Avenue, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or call (765)364-6363. 4-H enrollment is from NOW to January 15th. To enroll or re-enroll in the Montgomery County 4-H program, please visit https://in.4honline.com. The program fee for enrolling in 4-H is $15 per child and mini 4-H (grades K-2) is free. If your child is in need of a 4-H scholarship to help with the $15 State Program fee, then please contact the office at (765)364-6363.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Abby Morgan at the Extension office at (765)364-6363 or e-mail asweet@purdue.edu.
Abby Morgan is the 4-H Youth Development Educator at the Montgomery County Purdue Extension Office. She can be reached at asweet@purdue.edu or 765-364-6363.