Awards & Scholarships

Hidalgo County 4-H Achievement Awards

All applications are due to the Extension office by Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, no later than 5:00 p.m.


2018 2019-4-H-Member-Awards-Application


2018- 2019-Friend-of-4-H-Award-Application


(All applications are due to the Extension office by August 2nd, 2016 no later than 5:00 p.m.)

2016 Hidalgo County Award Rules

2016 4-H Member Awards Application

2016 4-H Member Awards Application (Word version)

2016 Adult Leader of the Year Award Application

2016 Friend of 4-H Award Application

Hidalgo County 4-H Foundation Summer Camp Scholarship

Hidalgo County 4-H Foundation Summer Camp Scholarship PDF

Hidalgo County 4-H Foundation Summer Camp Scholarship Word

State Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer to our senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship through the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation.  This year Texas 4-H members can apply for scholarships in three areas: baccalaureate, courageous heart, and technical. Former Texas 4-H members will be able to apply for scholarships through the collegiate scholarship program. Scholarship interviews will be conducted in College Station, May 5th-7th, 2017.

Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarships
Deadline: February 14th, 2020
Eligibility Brief: Be an active and current 4-H member at least 2 of 3 previous years. Please follow instruction due to changes on this year’s application process

Applicant Tutorial – How To Apply


Local Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

This list of scholarships is provided by the Hidalgo County Extension office as a service to our graduating 4-H’ers and their families. Eligibility varies for each scholarship, refer to each application for specifics.

The 4-H program has one of the strongest scholarship opportunities of any youth organization, but it does require a lot of work! The effort you put into applying for scholarships can make a big difference for you and your family as you look toward life after high school. Best of luck and work hard at this. Remember, you only graduate from high school once, so make the most of this time now!

Romeo Ozuna
County Extension Agent 4-H Youth and Development
Hidalgo County

Scholarships are listed in chronological order of entry deadlines.
Dates below are for the Class of 2019

STAR (South Texas Agricultural Roundup)
Deadline: November 18, 2019
Eligibility Brief: To be eligible to apply for the STAR Scholarship, the applicant must…
1. Be a current Hidalgo County 4-H or FFA member.
2. Have been a member of 4-H or FFA as reflected below for two of the past four years including the current year.
3. Attend public school, private school, or be home-schooled in Hidalgo County.
4. Be a graduating senior.
5. Be a current resident of Hidalgo County.
6. Must exhibit their project at STAR as follows:
1. Submit entries by STAR deadline and bring project to the show for exhibition in 2020 show.
2. Sifted projects meet the exhibition requirements of this application.
3. Must have exhibited three years, including the 2020 show.

2020 STAR Scholarship Application Form-pdf

Scholarship Requirements 2020

Hidalgo County 4-H Foundation
Deadline: Must be postmarked by 1/12/17
Eligibility Brief: Active in 4-H 3 of 4 high school years

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Champs for Champions Academic Scholarships
Deadline: Complete Applications must be in the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Office by 5:00 p.m. on or before Friday, January 10, 2020. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME/DATE. Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show at 1000 North Texas Avenue, Mercedes, Texas
Eligibility Brief: Must have exhibited in the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show in at least two (2) of the past three (3) years.


Algodon Club
Deadline: Must be postmarked by 3/7/17
Eligibility Brief: Plan to pursue a career in an agriculture-related field

Texas Farm Bureau: YF&R, Mitchell Memorial & District 13 Scholarships
Deadline: Must be postmarked by 3/20/17
Eligibility Brief: Family must be Farm Bureau members, other requirements vary, see details under each scholarship

Hidalgo County Farm Bureau Scholarships
Deadline: Must be turned in to the Hidalgo County Farm Bureau office by 5:00 p.m. 4/28/17
Eligibility Brief: Family must be Hidalgo County Farm Bureau members

Edinburg 4-H Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: Must be turned in to Hidalgo County Extension Office by 5/1/19
Eligibility Brief: Must be a member of an Edinburg area 4-H club or live in the Edinburg area

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