4-H Scholarship Winners Annouced

The Ohio State University Extension of Washington County is pleased to announce the winners of the annual 4-H College Scholarship Awards. Each applicant must be a high school senior or college freshman who have been a 4-H member for at least three years.

Funding for the scholarship awards is provided by the Washington County 4-H Endowment Committee through funds housed at Marietta Community Foundation.

Three winners receiving $500 scholarships are:

  • Dallas Bolen, daughter of Milsah Bolen and Darren Bolen, is a member of CARTEENS and Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Clubs. Dallas is a senior at Marietta High School and plans to major in biochemistry at Marietta College.
  • Anna Holschuh, daughter of Bill and Pam Holschuh, and a member of Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club. Anna will graduate from Marietta High School. In the fall, she plans to attend West Virginia University and study biochemistry and pre-dental.
  • Elizabeth Loughry, daughter of Timothy and Cassandra Loughry, is a member Oak Grove Explorers and will graduate from Marietta High School. Elizabeth plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University working toward a degree in aerospace engineering.

Four winners receiving $250 scholarships are:

  • Jaslynn Casto, daughter of Heather and Jason Casto, plans to attend Ohio University and pursue an early education degree. She will graduate from Fort Frye High School and is a member of the Churchtown Community Crew 4-H Club.
  • Melina Matics is a first-year radiology student at Washington State College of Ohio. Her parents are Jeff and Sloane Matics, and she is a past member of CARTEENS and Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Clubs and current 4-H volunteer.
  • Sam Milazzo is a member of the Bull’s Eye Shooting Sports 4-H Club and attends Warren High School. He plans to use the scholarship to purchase books, tools, supplies, and to pay school fees.
  • Ericka Schultheis plans to attend University of Pittsburgh to become an athletic trainer. She is the daughter of Rob and Lori Schultheis and a member of the Backyard Gang 4-H Club.

4-H College & Career Scholarships – App due March 1

Applications are now being accepted through March 1 for Washington County 4-H college and personal development scholarships.

Applicants for the College Scholarship program must have been enrolled and in good standing in Washington County 4-H Program at least three years. Applicants must be a high school senior or college freshman at the time of application with plans to attend any accredited associates or bachelors program. The program will award three $500 college scholarships.

Applicants for the Personal Development Scholarship program must be at least a high school senior, high school graduate, Washington County 4-H Alumni OR current Washington County 4-H Volunteer. Applicants must have been involved in the Washington County 4-H Program a minimum of three years as a member or volunteer. The purpose of this scholarship is to reimburse applicants for expenses incurred for further training or technical education. Reimbursable expenses include: books, tools, supplies, tuition, school fees, continuing education fees, room & board, etc. The program will award four $250 scholarships.

Application:  2024 Scholarship Application

State Beekeepers Scholarships

Scholarship Information for 2024 Applicants

The number of scholarships available per year will vary based on the number of available funds and donations. The number will be posted each year on the OSBA website. For 2024 there will be 10 scholarships available: 5 designated for 4-H and 5 designated for FFA

Ohio State Beekeepers Association supports new young beekeepers through our Youth Scholarship Program. We realize that the success of a new beekeeper is not reliant on the student’s work and money alone but on the partnership’s effort. Thus, the Youth Scholarship Program encourages the participation of parents/guardians, 4-H/FFA Ohio advisers, local Ohio associations, and mentors.

While the document below explains the program guidelines in detail, here is a quick overview:

To download the application, please visit https://ohiostatebeekeepers.org/youth-scholarship-program/

Washington County Fair Scholarships – Due May 31

2023 Washington County Fair SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Due May 31, 2023

Click these links for the applications:

Scholarship Cover Letter

SCHOLARSHIP- Trade Work

SCHOLARSHIP

The Washington County Fairgrounds is offering 2 scholarships to individuals who qualify from the following guidelines. The winner of the scholarship will be recognized at the beginning of the 2023 Washington County Fair Livestock Sale.

Guidelines:
1. Applicant must be a 2023 graduating high school senior actively enrolled in a Washington County 4-H Club, FFA, Boy or Girl Scout Club for at least 4 years.
2. High School grade point average of at least 2.0 average.
3. Two Scholarships will be awarded:
– One scholarship for a graduate pursing College after gradation
– One scholarship for a graduate pursing Trade Work after graduation
*Applicants can only apply for one scholarship*
4. College recipient will receive the scholarship money after the first college semester showing a 2.0 average or above.
-or-
Trade Work recipient will receive reimbursement for expenses incurred for further training or
technical education. Reimbursable expenses include: books, tools, supplies, tuition, school
fees, continuing education feed, room and board, etc
Funds must be claimed by February of the following year.
5. Applications are due by May 31, 2023
6. This scholarship will be a minimum of $500
7. A jury selected by the Sr Fair Board will review the candidates and select the winners
8. Complete and mail application to:

Washington County Fair
922 Front Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750

College & Personal Development Scholarship Applications Due – March 1

Click here to download the application: 2023 Scholarship Application

  • College Scholarship – up to three $500 college scholarships awarded
  • Personal Development Scholarship – up to four $250 personal scholarships awarded

College Scholarship Guidelines:
1. Applicants must have been enrolled and in good standing (completed projects) in Washington County 4-H Program at least three years.
2. Applicants must be a high school senior or college freshman at the time of application.
3. College scholarships are not renewable and will be a one-time recipient.
4. Awardees will be notified by April 1st and receive the scholarship payment at the conclusion of the first semester/quarter of college by submitting a copy of their grades to document the achievement of a minimum 2.0 grade average. Funds must be claimed by July 1, 2023.
5. Funding for scholarships is made possible by the Washington County 4-H Advisory Committee.
6. Applicants must attach a letter of acceptance (if available) from the college you are planning to attend Fall 2022. Can be any accredited associates or bachelors program.
7. Include a current photo with the application. (Senior picture preferred)
8. Attach a resume up to three pages highlighting: 4-H Project & Participation, 4-H Leadership (roles & activities), 4-H Awards, All Community Service, and Other Non-4-H Experiences.
9. Also include one letter of recommendation from one of the following: Your 4-H Club Advisor (not same family), Jr Fairboard Advisor, Camp Director.
10. Mail applications to: OSU Extension, Washington County, 1115 Gilman Ave., Marietta, OH 45750

Personal Development Scholarship Guidelines:
1. Applicants must be at least a high school senior, high school graduate, Washington County 4-H Alumni current Washington County 4-H Volunteer.
2. Applicants must have been involved in the Washington County 4-H Program a minimum of three years as a member or volunteer.
3. The purpose of this scholarship is to reimburse applicants for expenses incurred for further training or technical education. Reimbursable expenses include: books, tools, supplies, tuition, school fees, continuing education fees, room & board, etc.
4. Awardees will be notified by April 1st
5. Scholarship winners will be required to provide a copy of receipts to be reimbursed. Funds must be claimed by July 1, 2024.
6. Funding for scholarships is made possible by the Washington County 4-H Advisory Committee.
7. Attach a resume up to three pages highlighting your involvement and contributions to 4-H as well as other activities.
8. Attach a picture
9. Mail applications to: OSU Extension, Washington County, 1115 Gilman Ave., Marietta, OH 45750

Virtual FAFSA Preparation Event

Ohio 4-H and the Ohio Department of Higher Education will be hosting a virtual FAFSA event for young people and their parents/guardians to answer the most asked questions about the FAFSA.

The event will highlight the benefits of the FAFSA for individuals seeking post-secondary education opportunities beyond the two- and four-year college pathways.

The virtual event is scheduled for January 12, 2023, from 6-7 p.m. Registration available here: https://go.osu.edu/fafsa4u

Scholarship Money for Training, Classes, Books, etc.

Thinking about continuing your education or attending a certification program? Then you might want to apply for a personal development scholarship!

Scholarship Guidelines:

  1. Applicants must be at least a high school senior, high school graduate, Washington County 4-H Alumni OR current Washington County 4-H Volunteer.
  2. Applicants must have been involved in the Washington County 4-H Program a minimum of three years as a member or volunteer.
  3. The purpose of this scholarship is to reimburse applicants for expenses incurred for further training or technical education. Reimbursable expenses include: books, tools, supplies, tuition, school fees, continuing education fees, room & board, etc.
  4. Scholarship winners will be required to provide a copy of receipts to be reimbursed. Funds must be claimed by July 1, 2023.
  5. The Washington County 4-H Advisory Committee will award four $250 scholarships.
  6. Awardees will be notified by April 1st.

Application: 2022 Personal Development Scholarship Application

4-H College Scholarship Applications Due – March 1

Washington County 4-H College Scholarship for 2022!!

Scholarship Guidelines:

  1. Applicants must have been enrolled and in good standing (completed projects) in Washington County 4-H Program at least three years.
  2. Applicants must attach a letter of acceptance (if available) from the college you are planning to attend Fall 2022. Can be any accredited associates or bachelors program.
  3. Applicants must be a high school senior or college freshman at the time of application.
  4. Include a current photo with the application. (Senior picture preferred)
  5. The Washington County 4-H Advisory Committee will award three $500 college scholarships.
  6. Scholarships are not renewable and will be a one-time recipient.
  7. Awardees will be notified by April 1st.

Application: 2022 College Scholarship Application