4-H Scholarships

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Michigan 4-H Foundation Scholarships

Michigan 4-H Foundation scholarship funds provide financial support for post-secondary education for 4-H members. Michigan 4-H scholarships can be established with annual donations, memorial gifts or endowment funds.

A variety of 4-H post-secondary scholarships are available to 4-H members. Eligibility and requirements varies by scholarship. Please note all scholarships may not be available every year.

MSU-Michigan 4-H Foundation Scholarships

The Michigan 4-H Foundation offers scholarships to attend Michigan State University. There is no separate application process for these awards scholarships – recipients are selected from the MSU 4-H Youth Development Scholarship applicant pool. Current scholarships include:

  • Sigma Alpha Sorority 4-H Scholarship
    Award amount: $1,000
  • Lowell and Carol Spike Memorial 4-H Scholarship
    Award amount: $1,000
  • Silm Family 4-H Scholarship Endowment Fund
    Award amount: $1,000

Statewide 4-H scholarships

Please see individual scholarship applications/guidelines for full eligibility requirements.

County-specific 4-H scholarships

To be eligible for the following scholarships, the applicant must have been a 4-H member and/or resident of the county listed. Please contact the county MSU Extension office for individual scholarship applications, guidelines and full eligibility requirements.

  • Gordon and Viola Bierlein Scholarship (Tuscola County)
  • Wayland Hart Memorial Dairy Scholarship (Adrian-area/Washtenaw County)
  • Ada May & Web Harwood 4-H Memorial Scholarship (Washtenaw County)
  • Burrell E. Henry Memorial Scholarship (Calhoun County)
  • Andrew L. Olson Scholarship (Grand Traverse County)
  • Rolan & Bernice Sleight Memorial Scholarship (Clinton County)
  • Denise Thurston Patterson & Douglas L. Patterson Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Additional scholarships may be available. Visit the Michigan 4-H Youth Development 4-H Scholarships page for more information.

For more information about funding scholarships, contact:

Carrie Horstman
Assistant Director of Development for 4-H
Phone: (517) 353-7075
E-mail: greenca5@msu.edu