Animal and Agricultural Science Scholarships, Grants, and Essay Contests

NH 4-H Horse Program Cover Design Contest- DUE FEBRUARY

All 4-H youth have the opportunity to participate in the contest to design the cover of the 4-H Horse Program Book. This is also the design that will be used on the 2013 State 4-H Horse Show T-shirt.

 

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund- DUE MARCH
Essay contest that awards 
an award to one youth to attend a Family Nature Summit. The Fund provides travel, room and board and program fees for the award winner and an accompanying parent or guardian.

New Hampshire Bear Hunters Association Essay Contest- DUE APRIL 1
The NHBHA is holding an essay contestfor your chance of a "campership" for a week at Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H. The topic is " My favorite outdoor adventure". Limited to 1500 words.  Ages 12-16.  Entries may be sent via e-mail to nhbearhuntersassoc@yahoo.com

 

ESSAY CONTESTS

National Ag Day Essay Contest- DUE JANUARY 31, 2018
This annual essay contest is open to 9th to 12th grade students and is sponsored by The Agriculture Council of America (ACA).  Essayists need to submit an original, 450-word essay or a two-minute video essay about the importance of agriculture.  Topics are picked annually.  Cash prize as well as a trip to Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day in March for a written essay and a video essay.  

The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees 4-H Essay Contest- DUE MARCH 2018
This annual essay contest is open to all 4-H youth and national awards include cash prizes and a book on honey bees. 

Craig Tufts Educational Scholarship Fund- DUE MARCH
Essay contest that awards 
an award to one youth to attend a Family Nature Summit. The Fund provides travel, room and board and program fees for the award winner and an accompanying parent or guardian.

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival - DUE APRIL 1
An essay contest that aims to engage youth in conserving heritage breeds of sheep.  Award is a sheep!

New Hampshire Bear Hunters Association Essay Contest- DUE APRIL 1
The NHBHA is holding an essay contest for your chance of a "campership" for a week at Barry Conservation Camp in Berlin, N.H. The topic is " My favorite outdoor adventure". Limited to 1500 words.  Ages 12-16.  Entries may be sent via e-mail to nhbearhuntersassoc@yahoo.com

NH 4-H "Horse of the Year" Peter Stone Model Horses Contest Form – DUE MAY 1
Current and former 4-H members are invited to submit nominations for the New Hampshire “4-H Horse of the Year” award. The focus of this award is not on the number of blue ribbons the horse has won, but on how the horse has helped the 4-Her to grow and develop as a person, or how the horse has contributed to improving the life of another person.

 

ANIMAL GRANTS

New England Galloway Group Heifer Project- DUE DECEMBER 15 
This annual contest awards a Belted Galloway Beef Heifer to one applicant each year.

 

GRANTS

New England Sheep and Wool Growers Youth Grant- DUE JUNE 1
NES&WGA will be presenting the annual youth grant at the 2013 New England sale. Three $150 cash awards are awarded annually to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding young men and women involved in the Northeast sheep industry for at least two years.

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Association International 4-H/FFA Youth Grant Program- DUE SEPTEMBER 15
The BBSAI 4-H/FFA Youth Grant Program is designed to encourage young breeders of American Blackbelly and Barbados Blackbelly sheep to raise and show their sheep and in doing so, to promote the breeds so that more people can learn about them. In pursuit of this goal, the BBSAI will annually award a $400 grant to a 4-H or FFA student between the ages of 8 and 19.

 

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Program- DUE JANUARY
Four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry- talented and thoughtful students who may emergy as industry leaders someday. 

Gregory D. Johnson Memorial Scholarship- DUE MARCH 1
The family of Gregory D. Johnson is graciously offering a $1,000 memorial scholarship to honor a graduate student. The applicant must be a spring 2013 college graduate with a bachelor's degree in an agricultural field or a current graduate student pursuing a master's or doctorate degree in swine genetics, swine reproduction or swine nutrition.

National Junior Swine Association Outstanding Member of the Year Scholarship- DUE MARCH 1
Five NJSA Scholarships will be awarded. Ages are as of Jan. 1, 2013. In 2013, two Senior members (17-21) will receive $1,000 scholarships, one Intermediate member (13-16) will receive a $500 scholarship, one Junior member (9-12) will receive a $300 scholarship, and one Novice member (8 and under) will receive a $200 scholarship. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated NJSA or livestock industry leadership, scholastic excellence, youth leadership activities and interest in the swine industry. Members may only win one scholarship in each age division of the NJSA.

National Junior Swine Association Visionary Leader Scholarship- DUE MARCH 1
The National Junior Swine Association Visionary Leader Scholarship has been established to recognize one member of the NJSA Board of Directors for his or her outstanding contributions and service to the members of the NJSA.

Claude Robinson Scholarship- DUE MARCH 1
This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one incoming college sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in a junior or senior college judging program.  The scholarship will be awarded on leadership activities, livestock judging experience and interest, and community service.

Jason Shipley Memorial Scholarship- DUE MARCH 1
The family of Jason Shipley is graciously offering a memorial schoalrship to honor an incoming freshman, sophomore, or junior in college who is enrolled in an agricultural related field.  Applicant must have a strong background in athletics and the swine industry.

Any current New Hampshire 4-H member who is a high school senior, who will be attending a school or college beyond high school in the fall. Selection will be based on 4-H participation, career goals, and financial need. Award is in the amount of $1000.
 
The applicant must be a resident of New Hampshire, a graduate of an approved public/private high school with average or better grades, be able to establish a financial need, be dependable and have shown acceptance of responsibility, be a full or part-time student at an institution of higher learning and preference will be given to those involved in agriculturally related studies.
 
Farm Credit East will award up to twenty-eight $1,500 scholarships to qualified students, including diversity scholarships. They look for students who are committed to a career in agriculture and have demonstrated exceptional achievement. We make our decisions based on your essay, experience, course of study and extracurricular activities.
 
The Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation will award the Wayne S. Rich Scholarship ($1,000) to an eligible New Hampshire 4-Her every even numbered year.
Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of demonstrated academic and 4-H excellence.
 
A. H. Chatfield, Jr., Memorial Scholarship- DUE APRIL 30
Each year, three $1000 scholarships are awarded for post-high school educational expenses for a person who has demonstrated an interest in and working knowledge of the Belted Galloway breed. A committee of members from the Belted Galloway Society has established criteria for scholarship selection.
 
The Maschhoffs in Carlyle, Ill., is offering two pork-production scholarships to NJSA members ages 18 to 21 who are or will be enrolled in an agricultural program at a recognized college or university. The first-place winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship and the second-place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
 
Charles W. Buck Memorial Scholarship- DUE MAY 30
The Charles W. Buck Memorial Scholarship Fund annually presents one memorial award in the amount of $1000.00.  To qualify a student must be a resident of New Hampshire. They do not have to be currently attending school in New Hampshire. This award will be given to a graduating high school senior or an undergraduate student majoring in agricultural studies,including pre-veterinary.
 
A $1,500 scholarship open to any New Hampshire resident who has completed at least one year at a post-secondary educational institution, has not received this scholarship in the past, and has an affiliation with sheep through 4-H, FFA, Young Farmers, New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Growers' Association, or is majoring in a field that will benefit the sheep industry. 
 
Open to high school seniors and current college students who have participated in the Eastern States Exposition 4-H Beef Program.
Awards will be announced during the ESE 4-H Beef Activity and two awards of $1000 each will be awarded.  Scholarships will be awarded after the successful completion of the first semester of a 2 or 4 year program.
 
Harry Hardwick Memorial Scholarship Award- DUE JUNE 1
The New England Sheep and Wool Growers Association annually present TWO memorial awards for $750 each. To qualify, a student must be completing half of his or her college studies the year in which the application is made or be enrolled in graduate school. The applicant can not be in a Dual Enrollment program (being enrolled in High School and College at the same time).

The Big E Morris 4-H Scholarship- DUE AUGUST 1
Available odd years only and presented to one New Hampshire 4-H youth each cycle.  Potential candidates must have been a 4-H program participant at The Big E for at least one year, the year of the scholarship presentation or prior. Scholarship must be used for Two or Four Year College, Professional Training, Technical Schools, etc. Candidate must be available to attend the awards ceremony at The Big E for 4-H. 

American Cheviot Sheep Society Scholarship Application- DUE NOVEMBER

 

AWARDS

National Leadership Award- "I Dare You" Award

The American Youth Foundation's National Leadership Award is a unique opportunity for you to honor extraordinary young people for their character and leadership. The award recognizes youth ages 15-18 years old who strive to be their personal best and make a positive difference in their schools, youth groups, 4-H clubs, and communities. Award recipients receive a personalized award certificate, a copy of William H. Danforth's classic motivational book I Dare You! and are eligible to apply for the "I Dare You" Scholarship. All students between the ages of 15-18 are eligible to attend the National Leadership Conference.

 
 
 
The University of New Hampshire- Cooperative Extension and 4-H do not specifically endorse or are involved with many of these scholarships.  Please be aware that a posting on this website is not an endorsement or specifically shows involvement in these scholarship, contest, or award programs unless it is noted in the application process.