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The month of November is a time of giving, being thankful, and supporting those in the community. Every day I am thankful for the great financial opportunities that the 4-H program provides to help youth pursue their passions and dreams. One of the many ways that 4-H gives back to youth, is through awarding scholarships. In partnership with the Indiana 4-H Foundation, the Indiana 4-H Youth Development program annually awards more than $125,000 in scholarships to 4-H members to purse post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded to recognize youth participating in Indiana’s 4-H Youth Development Program on their achievements and life skill development resulting from their participation in a variety of 4-H experiences. The variety of 4-H experiences is vast and reaffirms that there is something for everyone in the 4-H program.
4-H youth can start applying for scholarships through the 4-H program starting as early as 10th grade. To assist current 4-H members in filling out their scholarship applications for the Indiana 4-H Youth Development program, I will be hosting a Scholarship Workshop 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. This workshop will take place in the exhibit hall at the Montgomery County 4-H Fairgrounds. This workshop is for 4-H youth currently in grades 10-12 and will focus on completing the Indiana 4-H Scholarships. Participants will get a packet with tools and information that will help guide students on how to properly fill out scholarships to enhance their application. Please call the Extension office at 765-364-6363 by Dec. 9 to make a reservation. Parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. Information for completing the Indiana 4-H scholarships can be found at https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/scholarships.aspx.
Interested in pursuing 4-H scholarship opportunities? Then enroll in the 4-H program today. 4-H enrollment is from Oct. 1 to Jan. 15. To enroll in the Montgomery County 4-H program, visit https://in.4honline.com or visit the Montgomery County Extension office at 400 Parke Ave., Crawfordsville. The program fee for enrolling in 4-H is $15 per child and mini 4-H (grades K-2) is free. If you have any questions, contact Abby Morgan at the Extension office at 765-364-6363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abby Morgan is the Montgomery County Extension Education, 4-H Youth Development Educator.