Awards/Trips/Scholarships

Sponsorship forms for funds from Shawano County 4-H Leaders, Inc.


 

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Scholarships

Livestock Key Scholarship-revised-2018
Larsen Cooperative 
Shawano County Farm Progress
Shawano County HCE
4-H Older Youth Group 
Wisconsin Towns Association
Gwen Wilson Memorial Scholarship
United Veterinary Service
Blue Ribbon Scholarship
Wisconsin State Fair Dairy
Shawano County Farm Bureau – Brunch on the Farm Scholarship
Shawano County Forage Council Scholarship
Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association

 

Wisconsin Trips

Wisconsin  & National 4-H Trips
Winter Leadership Camp
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Conference

Out of State Trip Opportunities

National 4-H Congress
National 4-H Conference

National 4-H Dairy Conference
US Space Camp




Scholarships:

Shawano County Livestock Key Scholarship – All beef, sheep, & pork project members continuing their education at a college or technical school. Can be involved through 4-H, FFA, or recognized breed organizations. Deadline July 1st. Scholarships are awarded according to member contributions to club and county 4-H and/or FFA programs, quality or applications, community service, etc. Contact the UWEX office.  Scholarship-revised-2018

Larsen Cooperative  will award up to $20,000 in scholarships to youth grade 12 and 13 who will attend a two or four year college or tech. Deadline is March 15. Family needs to be a Larsen Coop patron to qualify. Application can be found at http://www.chslarsencooperative.com/

Shawano County Farm Progress – Available to Shawano County residents enrolled in an Ag-related field at a UW-System 4-year campus. Preference given to upper classmen. Funds provide for a scholarship in excess of $800. More information can be found on the UWEX website under agriculture or contact the UWEX office. Deadline is March 1st. Shawano County Farm Progress Scholarship 

Shawano County HCE – The Shawano Co. Assn for Home and Community Education is sponsoring a $350 scholarship for a Shawano County resident who is enrolled at a WI University, College or Technical School.

  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Be enrolled as a full time student
  • Preference will be given to applicants of Shawano County HCE family members.
  •  Due April 15.
  • Scholarship will be awarded after completion of 1 semester at a Wisconsin university, college or technical college.
  • HCE Scholarship Application

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4-H Older Youth Group – Awards a $200 scholarship to active (current or past) OYG members, for technical college or UW study. (Applicant must be a full time student and not  enrolled in high school at the time of receipt of scholarship.) Selection focusing on 4-H involvement, leadership and community involvement.  Click here on the  OYG Scholarship Form for more details and an application. Deadline is May 31st. 

Wisconsin Towns Association

$7000 to high school seniors will be awarded based on the essay question: “A federal republic form of government: What is it? Why does it work? Do we still have one? Why are town governments critical to its success?”  Deadline – May 30th.  Find an application at http://wisctowns.com/home/scholarship-program

Gwen Wilson Memorial Scholarship 

Gwen Wilson was an outstanding General Leader and founder of the Brener Youthful Workers 4-H Club. This scholarship goes to a four-year or technical college student toward any degree. $600 to an individual who has participated fully (minimum of 7 years) in what the 4-H program has to offer. Click on Gwen Wilson (fillable pdf) for the application. Please print it off when you have completed it and add the appropriate signatures before returning it to the address on the front of the application. Deadline is March 1st.

United Veterinary Service

Available to 4-H and FFA members in Waupaca, Shawano, Outagamie, Waushara or Winnebago counties who were enrolled in an animal project. A $1000 scholarship for college or technical school.   Contact UWEX, the Vet Clinic at 715-752-4747 or uvs@frontiernet.net   Deadline is March 31.

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Blue Ribbon Scholarship

The Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation announces that it is awarding $30,000 in Scholarship Awards. Twenty-six awards will be offered in the form of five $2000 scholarships, six $1500 scholarships, seven $1000 scholarships and eight $500 scholarships. Scholarship applications will be accepted beginning on March 1, 2017 through midnight on April 15, 2017. All scholarship winners will be recognized at the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction on Wednesday, August 9, 2017.

Individuals must be between the ages of 17-19 as of January 1st to be eligible to apply. They must be a current or past junior livestock exhibitor of beef, sheep, and/or swine at the Wisconsin State Fair. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a UW, Tech or Short Course.

The scholarship application should be completed on-line (preferred) and is also available for download by accessing the website, www.gbrla.com clicking on the 2017 Scholarship Tab. Applicants can also access the 2017 Scholarship application through the Wisconsin State Fair website, http://www.wistatefair.com by clicking Contests/Competitive Exhibits, Jr. Livestock Entry Information and scrolling down to the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction Scholarship.

For more information, contact Leah Mindemann, Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation Scholarship Chair, via email at leah.mindemann@bock-assoc.com or (952) 270-8778.

Wisconsin State Fair Dairy

The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board is offering $1,000 scholarships to be used during the second semester of the 2018-19 school year.

Third and fourth-year college students pursuing dairy-related or food science degrees at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities are eligible to apply. Additional scholarships will be available to high school seniors planning to pursue a dairy-related or food science degree at one of Wisconsin’s four-year universities or students studying in a two-year, technical school program related to dairy or food science.

Applicants will be evaluated on involvement and leadership in dairy-related activities, scholastic achievement, and career objectives. Finalists will be interviewed in mid-April, with the recipients to be recognized at the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair.

Application deadline is March 23, 2018.

For more information, contact Katy Katzman at 262-903-6727 or katzman@idcnet.com.

http://wistatefair.com/competitions/dairy-promo-board/

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Shawano County Farm Bureau – Brunch on the Farm Scholarship

Open to Shawano County residents who pursue Ag related degree. Up to six $500 scholarships to university, college or tech school, freshman through senior. Deadline is March 15th.  The direct link to the information & application is: http://goo.gl/forms/d8hA7eOvoE

Shawano County Forage Council Scholarship

Due by March 15th.   Access info and application

at http://goo.gl/forms/ERw0dNLP6O

Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association

Scholarships available to high school seniors enrolled in a university, technical or Madison Short Course. Need background in beef or dairy and majoring in an agriculture-related field. Deadline is March 6th. Visit their website at http://www.wisconsincattlemen.com/

Wisconsin  & National 4-H Trips

Check out the awards and trips available for your youth.

Awards and Trips Reference Guide

More complete information can be found at: http://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4hedopp/

If you have any interest in applying, please complete the appropriate form below:

For members in grade 8 or younger:

For members in grade 9 or older:

        Shawano County Resume and Portfolio:

  TOP TEN TIPS and TRICKS: Click for tips and tricks on completing these forms.

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Trips within the state of Wisconsin

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Wisconsin 4-H Youth Conference

Where: Madison, WI
When: usually Monday-Thursday of the third week of June

Over 600 youth attend this educational event in Madison each summer. Participants take part in educational seminars, field trips and assemblies and meet 4-H’ers from across Wisconsin. There are also dances, movies, volleyball and other recreational activities each night. You are encouraged to take what you learn and share it with others in your club, community, and county.

Qualifications: Grades 7-10

Estimated Cost: $230 (members pay less than $100)

How to Apply: Applications or Resumes (links provided above-age dependent) are due by the second Monday in November. There will be an interview on the evening of the 4th Monday of November.

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Out of State Trip Opportunities

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Citizenship Washington Focus

June or July, Washington D.C.

This week-long event focuses on educating you about our nation’s government and citizenship while visiting many sites of interest in our nation’s government and citizenship while visiting many sites of interested in or nation’s capitol.

Qualifications:

Grades 10-12, minimum age 15 at travel time

Estimated cost $1,200 (members pay only 25%).

How to Apply: Resumes (link provided above) are due by the second Monday in November. There will be an interview on the evening of the 4th Monday of November.

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National 4-H Congress

Last Friday of November-through the following Thursday, Atlanta, GA

Delegates participate in self-development seminars, tours and a service project, while exchanging ideas with youth from across from nation.

Grades 10-12, max. age 18 at application time
Estimated cost $1,100 (members pay only 25%)

How to Apply: Resumes (link provided above) are due by the first Monday in November. There will be an interview on the evening of the 4th Monday of November.

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National 4-H Conference

First or second week of April, Washington DC

6 youth are selected from WI to attend this working conference held at the National 4-H Center. Each participant selects an issue and works with other youth from across the country to develop plans to help direct future 4-H programming.

Grades 10-12, max. age 18 as of application time
One delegate selected from county must go through final selection at state level
Estimated cost $1,100 (members pay only 25% or approximately $275)

How to Apply: Resumes (link provided above) are due by the second Monday in November. There will be an interview on the evening of the 4th Monday of November. If selected on the county level, you will need to complete an additional form to apply on the state level.

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4-H American Road Trip

The 4-H American Road Trip is currently not available in Shawano County.

Delegates travel for 8-9 days exploring America’s heritage. Stops on the road trip are based on the interests of those selected to travel.

Grade 9 and older
Estimated cost up to $1,000 (member pay 35%). (2017)
Additional costs above $1,000 are at members expense

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MORE EDUCATIONAL TRIPS

Listed below are little known but highly educational trips that are available. Each has a website to visit for more info or contact Crystal or Terri at the UWEX office.


National 4-H Dairy Conference

4-H dairy project members around the UW and Canada congregate in Madison for this conference held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo. The conference consists of workshops on the UW campus, speakers, tours and visiting the World Dairy Expo.

More information will be posted on the following website as it becomes available:  Dairy Project Events

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US Space Camp

Delegates participate in hands-on mock space missions and other activities in this NASA program while exchanging ideas with youth from across WI. Youth travel to Huntsville, Alabama, in mid-April. $540 approximately cost. For more information visit: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/events/spacecamp/index.cfm.

Qualifications:

In 6th-8th grade at the time of the trip, max. age 15 at travel time

Carry county approval through time of trip

How to Apply: Applications for young members are due by the second Monday in November. There will be an interview on the evening of the 4th Monday of November.

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Shawano County 4-H Funding requirements:

If the trip you are applying for automatically receives funding toward your total trip costs, the Shawano County 4-H Leaders expect:

  • Delegates will be an active OYG member by participating in at least 3 OYG community service activities or OYG meetings.
  • Delegate and a parent/guardian will work at least one shift in the 4-H food stand during a designated 4-H Leaders or OYG date.
  • Participants will put together a booth display with other trip participants at the Shawano County Fair.
  • Participants will be available to present highlights of their trip to clubs within Shawano County for one year.

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Additional Funding Available:

We realize not everyone can afford even the decreased travel expenses. That is why Shawano Co. began their scholarship fund.  So if the portion or your cost of the trip is still too costly at this time for your family, you can apply for a scholarship.   Simply contact our office for a simple 1 page form and the Executive Board will consider your request. For most trips that fund can contribute up to 50% of your portion of the total trip cost.   For example: Total cost of trip=$1000, if 4-H Leaders funds 75%, you are still responsible for $250.  But you can apply to the Scholarship Fund for an additional 50% of your portion or $125.

Award Trips Sponsorship Request Form 2017

 

 

Email or call our office at 715-526-6136 for additional scholarships that are available!

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If you have any questions regarding 4-H Positive Youth Development in Shawano County, please contact:

Megan Suehring, 4-H Positive Youth
Development Educator
Shawano County Courthouse
311 North Main Street, Room 101
Shawano, WI 54166-2198
Phone: 715-526-4869
Fax: 715-526-4875
Email: megan.suehring@ces.uwex.edu
Terri Brunner Terri Brunner, 4-H Educator
Shawano County Courthouse
311 N Main Street, Room 101
Shawano, WI 54166-2198
Phone: 715-526-6136
Fax: 715-526-4875
Email: terri.brunner@co.shawano.wi.us
Tami Goers,  Office Assistant
Shawano County Courthouse
311 N Main Street, Room 101
Shawano, WI 54166-2198
Phone: 715-526-6136
Fax: 715-526-4875
Email: tami.goers@co.shawano.wi.us