2020 Scholarship Application Period is Now Closed.   

Check back in early December for the 2021 opportunity

Over $15,000 will be awarded to support higher learning for accomplished 4-H youth.

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $15,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin students pursuing higher education in 2020.

Selection Process

A panel of experienced youth educators will screen the applications and select finalists.  Applications chosen as finalists will be screened by a second panel comprised of 4-H and youth development experts.  The finalist applications will be ranked.  The 4-H Foundation will assign available scholarships to the top-ranking applications based on scholarship criteria (example: scholarships are available for specific geographical areas and project areas).


Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified by postal letter and email in May.  This letter will include information about how to access the scholarship.  Scholarship awardees are required to send a thank-you note to the scholarship sponsor.  Scholarship recipients and portions of their application materials (including their photo) may be featured in Wisconsin 4-H Foundation materials.

Questions? Call or email the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation:

608.262.1597 or


2019 Scholarship Recipients

Francis and Phyllis Conrad Memorial Scholarship (1 awarded)

Amannda Szomi of Medford, Taylor County

Oscar G. and Mary M. Woelfel  Memorial Scholarship (5 awarded)

Katie Baker of Franksville, Racine County

Gaelan Combs of Verona, Dane County

Brianna Jones of Big Bend, Waukesha County

Hannah Schleicher of Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County

Abigail Solum of Rice Lake, Barron County

T. L. Bewick Scholarship (5 awarded)

Paige Betthauser of Caledonia, Racine County

Jordan Blue of Baraboo, Sauk County

Holly Groell of Osseo, Eau Claire County

Alexandra Koon of Winneconne, Winnebago County

Catherine Stewart of Prescott, Pierce County

Harold and Irene Hendrickson Scholarship (1 awarded)

Hannah Wilson of Beloit, Rock County

Elizabeth Salter-Eby Memorial Scholarship (1 awarded)

Mikayla Fechner of LaCrosse, LaCrosse County

Culver’s 4-H Scholarship Award (2 awarded)

Abby Ruplinger of Mount Calvary, Fond du Lac County

Erin Beck of Boscobel, Grant County

Betty Krueger Memorial Scholarship (1 awarded)

Natalie Rodgers of Sun Prairie, Dane County


Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation, Inc.
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-1597

Contributions to the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation

Contributions to the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation are used to assist the organization in their mission to provide resources to the Wisconsin 4‑H program.

Contributions are made with the understanding that the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation has complete control and administration over the use of the donated funds.

The Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Federal tax identification number is 39-0914868.

Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation Statement of Nondiscrimination

The Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation is committed to, and morally bound to, a policy of nondiscrimination in regard to race, veteran status, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation as applicable to persons served by it, to staff employment, and to membership on its governing board.

As an organization and as individuals, we take the opportunity to learn and benefit from the divergent perspectives, backgrounds, and abilities each individual brings to the pursuit of our common mission.