4-H Scholarships

    4-H Scholarships


     Utah 4-H offers a variety of scholarships to 4-H members to help offset the cost of postsecondary education.

    The amount and number of scholarships depends on the availability of funds and the status of the applicant pool. 

    Utah State University 4-H Scholarship Information

    Application Requirements

    • Online Submission through https://usu.awardspring.com/
    • Resume - The resume should represent a cumulative summary of the 4-H members background, skills, and
    • accomplishments. The 4-H member should summarize their 4-H experience by highlighting their project involvement, activities, awards/recognitions, leadership experiences, and community service. Content should be clearly identified as 4-H or non-4-H; style of resume and formatting are at the discretion of the applicant. Applicants should include contact information, county, school grade, and year in 4-H. Maximum 2 pages.
    • Cover Letter - The cover letter should be a narrative to accompany the resume. When applying for different 4-H scholarships, the cover letter should be tailored to the requirements of the application. Maximum 1 page. View the cover letter objectives by scholarship here: Cover Letter Objectives
    • FASFA - Students are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid before seeking scholarships as several scholarships are based on financial eligibility. More than half of Utah 4-H scholarships are considered “needs based” and students must submit their “Expected Family Contribution” from FAFSA when completing the scholarship application in order to be considered for "needs based" scholarships.

      For more information about Financial Aid, click here: https://www.usu.edu/financialaid/

    How to Apply 

    Online Application Link: https://usu.awardspring.com/
    Application opens in December | Closes in January 

    Entering your application information online will also grant you general scholarship eligibility, providing many more chances to receive a scholarship.

    It is best to have an A-number before starting, if you don’t already have one, there are instructions about how to start without one on the information page.

     * Please Note: You must be a Utah Resident to Apply 


    In order to comply with Utah State University scholarship standards, Utah 4-H will allow students who have been fully accepted and enrolled into the University to defer their 4-H scholarship. Students must present a letter to the State 4-H Office explaining their reason for deferral and giving an approximate date of return along with a copy of the official letter of deferment from the Admissions Office. All who do not follow these guidelines when deferring will forfeit their award.