4-H Events and Scholarships

Grand Traverse County 4-H Events 


NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS: 4-H SPIN Club Coordinator/AmeriCorps STEAM Service Member

4-H STEAM Corps is an AmeriCorps*State program hosted by Michigan State University Extension. This position provides science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) programming to local youth. You will plan, implement, and evaluate 4-H SPIN (special interest) Clubs, as well as recruit and train volunteer leaders, provide guest programming, host family events.
4-H STEAM Corps is a collaboration between national service members and county 4-H programs to reach underserved youth and improve attitudes toward STEAM subjects.
A full job description is available HERE


Northwest Michigan 4-H Virtual Showcase Still Exhibits.     (Event Flyer)

Open to all 4-H youth (age 5-19) in Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim, Benzie and Kalkaska Counties. Youth have a chance to showcase 4-H Educational Projects for 2019-2020 in an online showcase. Register and submit entries HERE. Use 4-H online log-in information to gain access. Youth must have paid their participation fee for the 2019-2020 program year to be eligible to participate. There is no fee to enter exhibits. Registration will be open from July 20-August 5th. If you have questions, please contact Susy White (turcotts@msu.edu) or Rosali Collier (collierr@msu.edu) Please see event flyer for more more information and 4-H Project descriptions. 



Grand Traverse County 4-H Event Scholarship Applications

To be eligible for the following scholarships, applicants must be an active 4-H youth member or volunteer in Grand Traverse County, and have a financial need that limits the ability to participate without assistance. Each scholarship also has additional, specific requirements, as outlined in the applications. Each scholarship is a fillable PDF; please download, complete and return as instructed.  

4-H Participation Fee Scholarship Application

GT County 4-H Youth Leader's Association Advisory Board Scholarship/Reimbursement Program Application

Tractor Supply Company Scholarship Application

4-H Exploration Days Scholarship  Application 

Grand Traverse County 4-H Horse & Pony Council Scholarship Application


Grand Traverse County Post-Secondary Education Scholarship Applications

*All scholarship applications are closed for 2020; please review information for future applications. 

Andrew L. Olson 4-H Scholarship 

REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants shall be either a past or present member of a Grand Traverse County 4-H Club, and must be attending a post-secondary school.  Applications may be renewed annually for four (4) years; however, applications need to be submitted on a yearly basis between January 1 and the first Monday in April (by 5:00 p.m.).  Candidates may be requested to attend an interview before final selection is made. Return a neatly completed application with a current photograph of yourself to the MSU Extension Grand Traverse County office. Application

The Paul T & Frances B Johnson Foundation Scholarship 

REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must be a resident of Leelanau, Benzie or Grand Traverse Counties and have a GED, be graduating from or have graduated from a secondary educational institution and going to attend a post-secondary educational institution to be considered for aid. Applicants do not have to be a member of a 4-H club; however, will receive preference if they have been an active 4-H club member in your senior year and for at least two of the preceding five years. More Information and Application

Heather M Barley Memorial 4-H Scholarship 

REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must be a graduating senior, have a minimum 2.4 GPA, be a current member and senior in the Northwest Michigan 4-H Livestock Council and have been a member for a minimum of 3 years. Applications must include two letters of recommendation, resume and essay, as well as official high school transcripts and 3 wallet-sized pictures. Application

2020 Daisy 4-H Shooting Sports Scholarship 

REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must be graduating seniors with plans to enroll in junior college, technical school or four-year college/university in the fall, and 4-H members that had at least three years participation in a 4-H shooting sports program. Must complete the required application and include an essay, letter of recommendation and a photo, preferably with your shooting sports equipment. More information and Application

NW MI County Farm Bureau 2020 Scholarship in Memory of Frank Lipinski 

REQUIREMENTS:  Preference given to NW County Farm Bureau Members, or residents of Grand Traverse, Leelanau or Kalkaska Counties and those pursuing a degree in agriculture-related field. Applicants must submit the application, letter of recommendation and two references. DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 1, 2020. Application