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Washington State University Extension

Travel Grants


The 4-H Dairy Endowment Fund was established to provide financial support for Washington State 4-H dairy activities.   The 4-H dairy endowment fund provides financial support for several 4-H scholarships and attendance by 4-H’ers to the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, National 4-H Dairy Conference and the National Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest.

The fund is administered by the 4-H Dairy Endowment Committee.  The committee continues to hold fund raising activities to expand the number of 4-H dairy activities and events to be financially supported in Washington.

Application Requirements:

The 4-H dairy travel grant is designed to provide travel costs. To qualify for funding through the dairy travel fund, the applicant must have residency in Washington and be enrolled in middle school, high school, or college.  A maximum of $500 will be awarded for each qualified application. A different application must be sent in for each event seeking funding. There is no limit on the number of applications a person can submit. Events must be attended by November 15 of that year. The applicant is expected to pay all conference costs and will only be reimbursed for expenditures included in the proposed budget. There will be no reimbursement of expenditures not included in the budget. Prepayments for any costs will not be made. Documentation of costs (receipts) must be sent in before payments are reimbursed. All receipts must be received by December 1 of the year traveled.

In addition, a letter describing the educational benefit of attendance to the event must also be submitted with the receipts by December 1 of the year travel occurred. It should contain your impressions of the event, the impacts you gained from attending the event, new practices that you adopted as a result of new information learned, and any further dissemination of information you made to others. This letter must be received before any payments will be made to the applicant.

Application Process:

The application should be a maximum of one page using a font size of 12 for items 1-3 (Contact Information, Event Summary, and Educational Benefits).  A second page can be used to detail budget information.  The following information must be sent to Gary Fredricks at, by June 1 of the year travel is to occur.

  1. Contact Information 
    Please list your name, address, and phone number.  List your age, years in 4-H and what school you currently attend (please list major if in college).  Also include E-mail address and fax number if applicable
  2. Event Summary
    Please describe the event you would like to attend.  Please highlight those areas of the event that will specifically benefit you.  If available, please include conference brochure or additional material describing this conference/event.
  3. Educational Benefits
    Describe how attendance at this event will be of benefit to you.  Preference will be given to those that include a detailed plan on how the information you will gain from attending the conference/event will be publicize to others.
  4. Budget 
    Itemize the expenses that you are requesting for funding.  If matching funds are being used to help to assist in financing this event, please list them and their sources.

Example:  Request $400 to travel to 4-H Dairy Forum.

Registration $110
Hotel (4 days) $240
Meals $100
Travel (Air) $400
Cost of Event $850


Gary Fredricks
(360) 577-3014