Scholarships

Apply for a Scholarship!

Open application period:  12/1/2018-3/15/2019

Opportunity

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $10,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin students pursuing higher education in 2019.  To be considered for financial support, applications must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via email by Friday, March 15, 2019, 5:00 pm.

Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals.

To be eligible for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships, students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least one year; have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled or planning to enroll at a university, college or technical school during the 2019-2020 academic school year.

All applications must adhere to the conventions outlined below.  Any application that does not meet these requirements (including all document names) will not be considered.  All documents must be sent as physical PDFs (preferred) or Word documents as attachments to one email.  Any other cloud/internet shared documents will be NOT be accepted (do NOT use Google Docs, for example).

Application 

Applications must be emailed to scholarships@wis4hfoundation.org.  Applications will consist of:

  1. Cover Letter and Résumé
  • This is ONE, two-paged document: page 1 is the cover letter, page 2 is the résumé (not to exceed one page each)
  • Applicant’s name and contact information (including county where the applicant is/was a 4-Her) at the top of each page
  • No less than 3/4–inch margins and using type no smaller than 10 points
  • Suggested résumé headings include: Career Goals, School Experience, Work Experience, 4-H Experience, Leadership Experience, Activities Outside of 4-H
  • Include probable school choice and major on your résumé
  • This must be submitted as a PDF (preferred) or Word document, and must be named Applicant Last Name Application 2019 (example: Smith Application 2019) and attached to the email.
  1. List of 4-H projects in which the applicant participated
  • Applicant’s name and contact information (including county where the applicant is/was a 4-Her) at the top of the page
  • Not to exceed one page
  • No less than 3/4–inch margins and using type no smaller than 10 points
  • The project list should be in order of importance to the 4-Her, with the most important projects at the top of the list. This does not need to be a complete list of every project ever taken by the 4-Her.
  • Project list must be submitted as a PDF (preferred) or Word document, and must be named Applicant Last Name Project List (example: Smith Project List) and attached to the email.
  1. One recent photo of the applicant preferably at a 4-H event or working on a 4-H project
  • Photo must be 5” x 7” or less and may be snapshots or professional photos
  • Photo should be clear and, while other people may be in the photo, the applicant must be prominent
  • Photo must be submitted electronically and titled Applicant Last Name Photo (example: Smith Photo) and attached to the email.
  • Photo may be used for promotional purposes

Résumés and cover letters with extreme quantities of text will be disqualified – documents with the most words will not receive preference!

Résumés/cover letters, project lists and one photo must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via a single email on or before March 15, 2019, 5:00pm.  Applications received after 5:00 pm, March 15, 2019 (as time stamped in the email), and any USPS mailed applications will not be considered.  Applying early is always best.

Selection Process

A panel of experienced youth advisors 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).

Notification

Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified by postal letter and/or 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 info@Wis4HFoundation.org


Congratulations 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Oscar G. & Mary W. Woelfel Memorial Scholarship

$1,350 scholarship, two awarded

·         Alexis Kwak of Ridgeland, 4-H member of St. Croix and Barron Counties

·         Alexis Luedtke of Beaver Dam, Dodge County

Frances & Phyllis Conrad Memorial Scholarship

$1,200 scholarship, two awarded

·         Shelby Tone of Stoughton, Dane County

·         Linnaea Wallis of Dresser, Polk County

T.L. Bewick Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship, five awarded

·         Cassandra Berg of Arcadia, Buffalo County

·         Emily Czaplewski of West Allis, Waukesha County

·         Brandon Gilbertson of Elk Mound, Dunn County

·         Megan Hand of Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County

·         Curtis Weltzien of Arcadia, Buffalo County

Harold and Irene Hendrickson Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship, one awarded

·         Sydney Tone of Stoughton, Dane County

Culver’s 4-H Scholarship Award

$750 scholarship, two awarded

·         Kalista Hodorff of Eden, Fond du Lac County

·         Brianna Jones of Big Bend, Waukesha County

Elizabeth Salter-Eby Memorial Scholarship

$750 scholarship, one awarded

·         Catherine Schurtz of Emerald, St. Croix County

Betty Krueger Memorial Scholarship

$500 scholarship, one awarded

·         Mitchell Schroepfer of Birnamwood, Langlade County

 

Contact

Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation, Inc.
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-1597
Email: info@Wis4HFoundation.org

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.