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Maine 4-H Foundation Scholarships

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Many scholarships are available to participants in the 4-H program pursuing higher education. High school seniors are encouraged to learn about and apply for scholarships.

Please review descriptions of the following funding opportunities provided by the Maine 4-H Foundation. Apply for the one(s) most relevant to your project / aspirations. If you have any questions, please contact us before applying. Application forms and more information on the various scholarships offered by the Maine 4-H Foundation are located at: http://umaine.edu/4hfoundation/funding/.

The following scholarships are available:

  • Maine 4-H Foundation General Post Secondary Education Scholarships
  • Wayne S. Rich Scholarship — Maine in odd numbered years
  • Azure Dillon 4-H Memorial Scholarship — Maine 4-Her
  • Gladys E. Conant Memorial Farm Credit of Maine Scholarship ($1,000) — Students currently enrolled at University of Maine in the College of Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture (NSFA). Maine 4-Her planning to continue their post-secondary education at a Maine institution whose objective is to major in a field related to commercial farming, fishing, or forest products or in another field with the intent to work in businesses related to these industries.
  • Doris Roberts, H. Lawrence, and George Lawrence Humphrey 4-H Scholarship.

Register Now for Maine 4-H Days!

Friday, June 21st, 2013
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Maine 4-H Days will take place July 18 – 21, 2013 at the Windsor Fairgrounds, and the registration materials are available online. As always, workshops are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to register early. If you do not have online access, please contact your local county office for paper copies of the forms.

We are in need of volunteers willing to help with all aspects of the event.  Last year, Maine 4-H Days brought almost 500 individuals to the Windsor Fairgrounds, and we are preparing for even greater numbers for 2013. Volunteers are needed for: presenter assistance, office/registration help, being crafty in the Creativity Area, set-up, cleanup, and more.  We request that one member of each group sign up for a minimum of one volunteer shift.

Along with many of your favorite returning workshops (Archery, ATV Certification, Modular Origami, Shades of Creativity, Blacksmithing, etc.), there are a ton of awesome new workshops this year: Decorating a 4-H Birthday Cake, Milk Science, Duct Tape Projects, Exploration of an Owl’s Diet, and so much more!  The State 4-H Dairy Show will also be held during 4-H Days. All of the workshops, and their descriptions, are posted on the Maine 4-H Days web page at: http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/maine-4-h-days/.

If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact Jessy Brainerd at jessica.brainerd@maine.edu or 207.581.3877.

2013 Morris Scholarship for Eastern States Participants

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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This is the year that Maine has the opportunity to select an Eastern States Exposition participant to receive a $500 scholarship towards continuing his or her education beyond high school.   To find information on how to apply for this scholarship, look online.

Maine 4-H Foundation Post-Secondary Education Scholarships

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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Information and applications for Maine 4-H Foundation’s post-secondary education scholarships are now available online at their web site. These scholarships are available to all current 4-H youth in Maine, high school seniors or recent graduates, who are pursuing higher education. The deadline for applications to be received at the local county Extension office is March 4, 2013. The Maine 4-H Foundation must receive completed applications from County offices by March 11, 2013. If you have any questions please email Dana Rickman dana.rickman@maine.edu or call 207-353-5550.