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Scholarships and Grants

Program Contact: Sarah Pederson, 4-H Youth & Families Coordinator
(360) 379.5610 x 208 • sarah.pederson@wsu.edu


Jefferson County 4-H Council

Small, Merit-based Grants Application 

Small, Merit-based Grants Application 

The Jefferson County 4-H Council annually awards grants ($50-$200) to 4-H youth members, 4-H Projects, and 4-H Clubs/Groups who help to PROMOTE and/or RAISE FUNDS for 4-H programs and scholarships that benefit youth throughout our county (i.e., promotion and fundraising that extends beyond o single 4-H Club/Group). Those applying for such grants must report their activities on the Jefferson County 4-H Council Promotion/Fundraising Log. All grant proposals must help to further the “Essential Elements” of 4-H.  individual 4-H members, 4-H Projects, and entire 4-H Clubs/Groups in Jefferson County are encouraged to apply.  For more information and to apply, please click on the fillable form above.


Jefferson County 4-H Council
Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

Annually, the Jefferson County 4-H Council (JC 4-H Council) awards scholarships to Applicants exhibiting outstanding participation in Jefferson County 4-H.

The JC 4-H Council Scholarship Shall Be:
  • Awarded annually to each qualifying Applicant in an amount not to exceed $500 per Applicant.
  • Awarded only one time to any individual Applicant.
  • Used at the accredited college or vocational/technical school of the Applicant’s choice.
Applicant Qualifications:
  • At least 2 years of 4-H membership.
  • Membership in Jefferson County 4-H during junior and senior years of high school.
  • Enrolled in 4hOnline for current year, 2021 – 2022.
  • Successful completion of an interview with JC 4-H Council after submission of Application Packet.
Applicant Packet:

Applicants shall complete, assemble, and submit the following:

  1. A completed JC 4-H Council Scholarship Application Form
  2. Three (3) letters of recommendation from community leaders who are not family members (e.g., High School Principal or Counselor, Teacher, Homeschool Tutor, 4-H Leader, Employer/Supervisor, Minister, Coach, Elected Official, Non-Profit Leader, etc.). Each letter shall include: (1) nature of relationship to Applicant, (2) length of relationship with Applicant, and (3) a description of Applicant’s greatest strengths.
  3. A short essay (250-400 words) describing how 4-H has helped you to become:
    1. Connected with, and inclusive of, others
    2. Empowered to make positive changes in the world
    3. Confident to meet challenges and solve problems
    4. Generous towards individuals and community

(Items a-d express the Essential Elements of 4-H Positive Youth Development.  To read more, please visit: The Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development )

APPLICATION PACKET DEADLINE: July 1, 2022

Please return your completed packet to WSU Jefferson County 4-H Program via email sarah.pederson@wsu.edu, via mail or in-person 121 Oak Bay Road, Port Hadlock WA.

If you have questions, please contact Jefferson County 4-H Program Coordinator.


Jefferson County 4-H Council
Small, Travel & Training Grants

Small, Travel & Training Grant Application Forms due on the 15th of each month

The Jefferson County 4-H Council annually awards grants (up to $50) to 4-H youth and leaders who would like to gain greater understanding within their specific 4-H Projects and/or various aspects of positive youth development.  These grants may be used for helping to cover the costs of trainings, travel, curricula, teen rallies, camps, or other 4-H-related educational experiences.  4-H youth and leaders who have helped to promote and/or raise funds for 4-H programs that benefit youth throughout our county (i.e., through the Jefferson County 4-H Council) are eligible to apply.


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