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Indiana 4‑H Scholarships

These scholarships are based solely on 4‑H achievements and support recipients in their different avenues of post-high school education. They are awarded to members who live up to the 4‑H motto of making the best better.

Each fall, applications are accepted through the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Office of the member’s home county. Foundation scholarships are awarded at the county level and are often supported by individuals, Extension groups, companies and organizations throughout the state. These contributors, along with the contributions of the Indiana 4‑H Foundation, enable more than 200 members each year to be Foundation Scholarship recipients.


Special thanks to our Scholarship Sponsors:

  • Alice Gentry 4‑H Scholarship Endowment
  • Beck’s Hybrids (through Legacy fund)
  • Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain North America
  • Creighton Brothers LLC
  • Eddleman Family Scholarship Endowment
  • Jennings Scholarship Endowment
  • Keefus Scholarship Endowment
  • Monroe County 4‑H Board of Directors
  • Richard Ladd Scholarship Endowment
  • Robert E. and Maureen K. Anderson Scholarship Endowment

>> Click to view the 2020 Foundation Senior Scholarship Winners



“I am very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as the recipient of the Indiana 4‑H Foundation scholarship. I will be attending Indiana University East in the fall and plan to major in Dental Hygiene and minor in Business. The financial assistance you have graciously provided will be of great help to me as I pay my education expenses. My goal is to become a dental hygienist in the future and thanks to you, I am one step closer to the goal. By awarding me the Indiana 4‑H Foundation Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most aspect of school, learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.” ~ Nyah Frank, Fayette County



“Thank you for the opportunity to win the Senior 4‑H Scholarship. I am deeply grateful and humbled. I am so thankful to have learned and experienced so much over the years I’ve been in 4‑H. Being in 4‑H is something I will take with me for the rest of my life and I am so thankful for being a part of this organization for ten years. Thank you so much for this opportunity. ~ Lindsay Pope, Hancock County



“I was recently awarded a Indiana 4‑H Foundation Senior Year Scholarship… As an incoming freshman at Purdue University West Lafayette, I intend to use this scholarship to help cover the costs of my tuition, as it is very expensive and I have minimal financial assistance from my family. I will be studying nursing in the College of Health and Human Sciences with the goal of specializing in pediatric oncology… I highly appreciate the scholarship you have sponsored as it will help me with my education. Thank you so much for supporting me!” ~ Bailey Lenig, LaPorte County

In 2020, 33 Accomplishment Scholarships have been awarded to 4‑H members who have excelled in specific project areas. Scholarship recipients are selected through a competitive application process that begins with written applications, résumés, and life skill reflection essays being submitted by applicants in the late fall. Applications are screened by a preliminary panel of judges and selected applicants are later interviewed by a team of judges who make final selections.


Special thanks to our Endowment Scholarship Sponsors:

  • Don and Jackie Kremer Family 4‑H Scholarship Endowment
  • Paulette LeCount-Dowden Scholarship Endowment
  • Barbara J. Faris Scholarship Endowment
  • Katie Stam Irk Servant Leadership sponsored by Gerald & Robin Nickel
  • Stubbe Truitt 4‑H Scholarship Endowment for Leadership

Special thanks to our Scholarship Sponsors:

  • Purdue College of Agriculture
  • Kiefer Dairy Consulting
  • American Dairy Association of Indiana, Inc.
  • Lois Ellen Byers
  • Kentland Veterinary Clinic
  • McKinney Farms
  • Indiana Turkey Market Development Council
  • Orscheln Industries Foundation
  • Regions Bank
  • CERES Solutions Cooperative
  • Electric Plus Inc.
  • David and Kendra Weidmayer
  • Thomas P. Murphy
  • The National Group
  • Hoosier Ag Today
  • David and Julia Byers
  • David and Donna Avolt
  • Corinne Wagner
  • June Ann Ladd
  • John A. Garr II
  • Dr. Robert and Cecilia Ritchie Scholarship
  • Thomas P. Murphy
  • AgReliant Genetics
  • Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • John A. Garr II
  • In Memory of Janet Allen
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Indiana State Fair Commission

“Thank you so much for allowing me to receive this scholarship. 4‑H has played a huge role in my life. I will forever be grateful for the connections and the life lessons I learned by being a part of such an amazing program. This money will give me the privilege of studying elementary special education at Ball State University. Again, words cannot express how grateful I am for your generosity.  ~ Abigail Wiggam, Jackson County


The Foundation administers two interest-free loan programs for academic juniors and seniors at Purdue University – the Bob Amick Loan Fund and the Myers Family 4‑H Loan.

Students are eligible for one loan from one fund per academic year with a maximum of two loans during their academic junior and senior years. Additionally, students who are given one of these loans in their junior years cannot apply for a second loan until they have made academic progress and are classified as seniors.

Click on the application links below to learn more about the specific eligibility requirements and repayment stipulations.

Amick Loan Application

Myers Family 4‑H-Loan Fund Application


“I am honored to be a recipient of the Indiana 4‑H Foundation Senior Scholarship. Your kind generosity will help me attain my goal of attending Ancilla College where I will have a major of animal science. I have gained so many life skills and knowledge throughout my 10 years in 4‑H that will definitely impact me positively in the future! Thank you for awarding me the scholarship!”

Kirsten Lambert

LaPorte County

“I can’t thank you enough for the scholarship. It means a lot that you believe in me and my potential. I will put the scholarship to good use at USI and will always remember your contributions toward my education.”

Logan Arnold

Warrick County

“The Indiana 4‑H Citizenship Accomplishment Scholarship means the world to me because it is helping me towards my dream to become a nurse. Your kindness and generosity to in invest in my education has made the greatest difference to me. The funding will allow me to spend more time volunteering and serving the community in the Purdue Student Nurses’ Association, apply to be a Health and Human Sciences Ambassador, and study hard to be the best nurse I can be. I am truly thankful for your help in reaching these goals and my dream to become a nurse. I am honored to be have been selected for this scholarship.”

Lucy Pickett

Hamilton County