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4-H Foundation Scholarship

The Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors enrolled in Arapahoe County 4-H. Applications are judged by a committee of three Foundation Trustees.  The deadline to apply is in February of each year, and the scholarships are presented at the Foundation Awards Breakfast in April.

View a list of past scholarship recipients

How to Apply
The application period for 2020-2021 scholarships is due on Feb 1st. Our scholarship recipients will be presented with their awards at the 4-H Foundation Annual Awards Breakfast.

4-H Foundation Scholarship Application 2024

Available scholarships include:

General Scholarships- $1,500
Three $1,500 4-H Foundations scholarships are available each year. These scholarships may be applied to any institution of higher learning in the country, including business or trade schools, community colleges or public/private colleges or universities. Applicants may select any field of study which leads to a formal post-secondary degree (Technical, Associate or Bachelors). Applicants need to have been involved in a variety of 4-H activities, but high placement in 4-H contests is not required.

Arabelle H. Burnett Excellence Scholarship- $2,500
This scholarship will be awarded to a qualified high-scoring applicant each year. Graduating high school seniors planning to major in math, science or engineering at a four-year college or university will be considered first when applications are scored. Extensive experience in a variety of 4-H activities (projects, club involvement, participation in Junior Leaders, involvement in contests, etc.) also will be a deciding factor.

In addition, previous Burnett scholarship recipients may re-apply to receive the scholarship again while they are successfully pursuing their undergraduate studies at a college or university (“B” GPA minimum required). Previous recipients will be evaluated based on the original score that was assigned when they submitted their application as a high school senior, plus other information and application materials that the Foundation Board finds necessary for evaluation. The Burnett scholarship will then be awarded to the highest-scoring candidate, whether it is a high school senior or a college undergraduate.