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There are many scholarships available to 4-H members.  Below you will find a list of some scholarships that are available.  There are some administered by the Howard County UME Office and others from independent organizations.  The information below is provided as a resouce to our 4-H members.  Please be sure to pay special attention to deadline and submission details.

Howard County Farm Bureau Scholarship and Jackie Bauer Memorial Scholarship- The Howard County Farm Bureau will offer one $2,000 scholarship for youth between the ages of 14-16 and one $2,000 scholarships for youth between ages 17-19.  Applications are due April 1st.  For more information please refer to the scholarship application form.

Turner/Olson Scholarships-These scholarships are in memory of two Howard County 4-H members, Jennifer Turner and Jennifer Olson, who tragicially died in separate car accidents.  Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a current or former Howard County 4-H member enrolled at an accredited 4-year or 2-year college, university, or community college with intent to obtain a Bachelor's or upper level degree.   Applications are due to the Howard County Extension Office by July 1st.

Howard County Fair Scholarship-Each year, the Howard County Fair Association offers scholarships to qualified individuals to assist with their educational expenses.  Applications are due on Saturday, August 10th by 6:00 p.m.

Howard County 4-H All Stars Scholarships-Up to six- $500 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships are offered by the Howard County 4-H All Stars.   Completed applications are due July 1st.

Out of State Trips Scholarship-The Howard County 4-H Foundation, Inc. makes scholarships available to Howard County 4-H members selected for Out of State Trips. Scholarships will be awarded up to $250.  Completed applications can be sent to the Howard County Extension Office.

Jered Harrison 4-H/FFA Memorial Scholarship-Jered was an active member in the 4-H program and the South Carroll FFA. He showed beef steers, sheep and swine. Sadly, he lost his life in a farming accident at the young age of 26. This scholarship has been established in his memory to provide opportunity for other young 4-H and FFA members.   Applications are due July 20, 2019.

Maryland Grain Producers Scholarship-This scholarship program is offered through Maryland Grain Producers and is not a 4-H specific scholarship. The purporse of the scholarship program is to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing an agriculturally related career. Given the dynamic changes in agriculture today, the advances in biotechnology, global positioning systems, environmental protection, drone technology, and crop and livestock production, Maryland's grain farmers believe it is very important to encourage students to consider careers in agriculture by supporting their educational needs through the use of scholarships.  Scholarship applications are due June 1st.


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