Scholarships

Berrien County 4-H Alumni Scholarship 

The Berrien County 4-H Leaders Association, Inc. annually awards one or more scholarships, for a minimum of $700.00 each. When applying please indicate on the application the scholarship(s) for which you are applying. Please review the requirements carefully.  The Berrien County MSU Extension office must receive the completed application along with supporting documents by 5:00 p.m. on July 9, 2020. Interviews will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Berrien County MSU Extension Office in Benton Harbor beginning at 6:30 p.m. Recipients will be notified by August 1, if they have been selected. Scholarships will be handed out at the Member and Leader Recognition Banquet in the fall of each year. 

Here is the link:

  • Berrien County 4-H Alumni Scholarship Requirements - 2020
  • Berrien County 4-H Alumni Scholarship Application - pdf form
  • Berrien County 4-H Alumni Scholarship Application - word doc

 

Joseph Cerny & Evelyn Cerny Memorial Scholarship 

The Berrien County 4-H Leaders Association, Inc. annually awards one or more scholarships, for a minimum of $700.00 each. When applying please indicate on the application the scholarship(s) for which you are applying. Please review the requirements carefully.  The Berrien County MSU Extension office must receive the completed application along with supporting documents by 5:00 p.m. on July 9, 2020. Interviews will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Berrien County MSU Extension Office in Benton Harbor beginning at 6:30 p.m. Recipients will be notified by August 1, if they have been selected. Scholarships will be handed out at the Member and Leader Recognition Banquet in the fall of each year. 

Here is the link: 

  • Joseph Cerny & Evelyn Cerny Memorial Scholarship Requirements - 2020
  • Joseph Cerny & Evelyn Cerny Memorial Scholarship Application - pdf form
  • Joseph Cerny & Evelyn Cerny Memorial Scholarship Application - word doc

 

Berrien County 4-H Horse Leaders Equine Educational Scholarship

 The Berrien County 4-H Horse Leaders Association, annually awards one or more scholarships, for a minimum of $500.00 to an alumni of the Berrien County 4-H Horse & Pony project. Please review the the requirements carefully. Applications along with supporting documents must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. at the Berrien County MSU Extension Office in Benton Harbor, MI. Applications submitted after this will not be eligible. Scholarships will be handed out at the 4-H Member and Leader Recognition Banquet in the fall of each year. 

Here is the link: 

  • Berrien County 4-H Horse Leaders Equine Educational Scholarship Letter - 2019
  • Berrien County 4-H Horse Leaders Equine Educational Scholarship Requirements - 2019
  • Berrien County 4-H Horse Leaders Equine Educational Scholarship Application - 2019

 

Member & Leader Educational Training Scholarship

 The Berrien County 4-H Youth program offers members and leaders the opportunity to receive scholarships in various amounts to apply for continuing education in the form of state 4-H workshops and training. Leaders and Members must be active and approved in the current 4-H year to receive an form of scholarship and/or scholarship reimbursement. Notice must be submitted to the Berrien County MSU Extension office prior to registering for event for consideration. Workshops and training receive 1/2 the cost of the registration fee in the amount of the scholarship unless otherwise noted by the table below. Furthermore, if youth or leader does not attend the training or workshop after a scholarship is applied, the individual is responsible for reimbursing the amount provided. 

Event Scholarship
MI 4-H Rabbit & Cavy Expo  $11.00
MI 4-H Goat Expo  $12.00 
MI 4-H Horse Judging Contest FULL - must register through Team
MI 4-H Livestock Judging Contest FULL - must register through Team 
MI 4-H Goat Show  $12.00
MI 4-H Dairy Expo NONE
MI 4-H Dairy Adventure NONE

 

4-H Exploration Days Scholarship 

There are partial county scholarships available to members and leaders who are currently enrolled in Berrien County 4-H clubs that supported the 2018 annual 4-H Fund-raiser – either through selling product, or making a financial contribution of $10.00 per member.  If your club did not support the fund-raiser, you will not receive financial support from Council funds. Members and leaders are also encouraged to talk to their 4-H club about additional funds available to be applied to their fees and expenses. 

2019 Registration fee scholarship details include:

  • 4-H members pay $65.00 and receive a $155.00 County scholarship (contingent on the above information).
  • 4-H members that have never attended 4-H Exploration Days will receive an additional $40 scholarship. (Limited to 9 scholarships for Berrien County.)  
  • 4-H State Award delegates will receive an additional $45.00 scholarship.
  • 4-H leaders pay $65.00 and receive a $155.00 County scholarship (contingent on the above information).
  • 4-H parents pay the full fee of $220.00.
  • Scholarships are applied to registration once forms and payment have been received. Please note, scholarships are on a first come, first serve basis until financial allocations are depleted. 

Here is the link: 

  • 4-H Exploration Days Letter - pdf - 2019

 

CWF Scholarship 

The Berrien County 4-H program will be offering a scholarship for a youth to attend the Citizens Washington Focus Trip. The scholarship is for $1,000.00 to go towards the registration fee for the trip. Youth must be active and approved members of the Berrien County 4-H Youth program to apply. Applications must be submitted by the deadline. Deadline to apply is January 7 of each year. Submission need to be made to the Berrien County MSU Extension Office in Benton Harbor, MI. 

Here is the link:

  • Citizen Washington Focus Scholarship Application - pdf
  • Citizen Washington Focus Scholarship Application - word

 

National Youth Agri-Science Summit Scholarship  

The Berrien County 4-H program will be offering a scholarship for a youth to attend the National 4-H Youth Agri-Science Summit Trip. The scholarship is for the full amount of the registration fee for the trip or the outstanding balance owed if accepted as a reduced registrations of new participation. Youth must be active and approved members of the Berrien County 4-H Youth program to apply. Applications must be submitted by the deadline. Deadline to apply is December 10 of each year. Submission need to be made to the Berrien County MSU Extension Office in Benton Harbor, MI. 

Here is the link:

  • National 4-H Youth Agri-Science Summit Scholarship Application - pdf
  • National 4-H Youth Agri-Science Summit Scholarship Application - word

 

National 4-H Congress Scholarship 

The Berrien County 4-H program will be offering a scholarship for a youth to attend the National 4-H Congress Trip. The scholarship is for $1,000.00 to go towards the registration fee for the trip. Youth must be active and approved members of the Berrien County 4-H Youth program to apply. Applications must be submitted by the deadline. Deadline to apply is September 15 of each year. Submission need to be made to the Berrien County MSU Extension Office in Benton Harbor, MI. 

Here is the link:

  • National 4-H Congress Scholarship Application - pdf 
  • National 4-H Congress Scholarship Application - word