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.
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.
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.