Scholarships & Awards

4-H Scholarships

Barry County 4-H Advisory Council has developed scholarship to help 4-H members fund continuing education beyond high school.  Funding to support this is raised by the annual hot dog sale at the fair.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Youth must be a high school senior or a high school graduate.
  • Youth must have been active in 4-H programming during 3 of your last 4 years of 4-H eligibility.
  • The last year of active 4-H participation must have been in the Barry County 4-H Program.
  • Youth must show proof of acceptance for admissions to an accredited university, college or vocational program.  Second time applicants must provide enrollment verification.

Here is the link to the Barry County 4-H Scholarship


Travis Wenger was a Barry County 4-H member passionate about the 4-H beef project.  Travis’s family and friends created this scholarship to honor his memory.
Eligibility requirements:

  • Student must be a graduating senior or a full time (minimum 12 credit hours) freshman at an accredited institution or vocational program.
  • Student must be accepted to an accredited college, university or vocational institution.
  • Student must provide at least three letters of recommendation from the following areas: 4-H Leader, teacher, coach, employer, pastor, neighbor or athletic director. Letters from immediate family members WILL NOT qualify.
  • Student will be evaluated on essay content. Essay must include:Student must be an active 4-H member and participant of the Barry County Fair for the last four or more consecutive years.
    •  The value of the 4-H program from previous experiences to future endeavors.
    •  Explanation on how 4-H has prepared the applicant for his/her future.
    •  Involvement in community service projects including contributions during fair week.

Here is the link to the Travis Wenger Memorial Scholarship


4-H Awards

Our Barry County 4-H Advisory Council offers awards for 4-H members, leaders and community supporters.  4-H Advisory Council also has scholarships available to assist 4-H members and leaders with educational training and experiences.  Links to the information can be found below. 


4-H Advisory Council Education Project Grant

Barry County Advisory Council has decided to make grants available to 4-H clubs utilizing our funds. While fair is a very educational event, these funds are not intended for fair supplies or expenses. 

Here is the link to the Grant Request Form