2017 Kentucky 4-H Foundation Scholarship Program
Posted: March 10, 2017
Applications are Due May 12, 2017
By: Melissa G. Miller
The Kentucky 4-H Foundation is excited to announce its 2017 Scholarship Program. Through the support of our sponsors, the Foundation is again offering six college scholarships to help in brightening the future of young adults as they enter their college careers. Kentucky 4-H has been instrumental in providing youth opportunities for leadership and citizenship development while also assisting them in reaching their highest potential through furthering their education.
The Foundation will be awarding 4-H’ers the James W. Kidwell Memorial, Farm Credit Mid-America, and the Michael Bandy/Ale-8-One Scholarships. To be eligible to receive one of these scholarships applicants must have been an active 4-H member for the last two years, must graduate from high school in 2017, and also be a resident of Kentucky. The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, May 12 2017; the applications MUST be postmarked by this date. All winners will be recognized during the 4-H Teen Conference held June 12-15, 2017. To learn more about this year’s scholarship opportunity and to view the current applications and additional guidelines click on the links below or contact your county 4-H agent.
James W. Kidwell Memorial Scholarship
For the fourth year the Foundation will be awarding the James W. Kidwell Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving 4-Her who will be pursuing a career in agriculture or a related field while attending the University of Kentucky. The scholarship helps memorialize Mr. Kidwell’s dedication to improving the agricultural community while encouraging Kentucky’s youth to pursue higher education.
Farm Credit Mid-America Scholarships
Farm Credit Mid-America proudly sponsors four scholarships at $500 each. The scholarships are awarded based on the applicant’s level of 4-H involvement, financial need, academic achievement and attending a post-secondary institution in Kentucky. Farm Credit Mid-America is an agricultural lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses. Farm Credit Mid-America is one of the Foundation’s longest, dedicated annual donors.
The Michael Bandy/Ale-8-One Scholarship
For the eighth year, the Michael Bandy/Ale-8-One Scholarship is made possible by an endowment established by the late Ms. Brenda Bandy, mother of Michael Bandy, and the annual support from the Ale-8-One Bottling Company. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving 4-Her based on financial need and their level of 4-H involvement.
The Kentucky 4-H Foundation would like to say thank you to the sponsors that make these six scholarships possible including Ms. Courtney Barancin, Mr. Matthew Barancin, Ms. Dorie Smith, Farm Credit-Mid-America, the late Ms. Brenda Bandy, and the Ale-8-One Bottling Company. The support of these sponsors has created and endowed these scholarships for the future of our Kentucky 4-Her’s.
We know there are many deserving 4-Her’s across the commonwealth for each of these scholarships. Help us get this information in their hands. Through these scholarship opportunities we continue to Help Kentucky 4-H Grow!
Scholarship applications can be found here.