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Scholarship I

4-H scholarships awarded by the San Mateo County 4-H Club Council Scholarship I will range in amounts of $250 to $2,500 and will be judged on the basis of:

  • 20% Leadership & Achievements in 4-H
  • 20% Scholastic Record
  • 25% 4-H Expression
  • 20% Recommendations
  • 15% Oral Interview

Applicant's Eligibility

  • Must be a graduating high school senior or above.
  • Must be presently an active youth member and a member in good standing in the San Mateo/San Francisco Counties 4-H program. (Member in good standing must complete the enrollment process, be enrolled in at least one project, and comply with 4-H Member Code of Conduct)
  • Pursuing a higher education after graduating high school.
  • May reapply for a scholarship as long as you have not previously received one.

Online Application

Application Deadline: April 5, 2024 by 11:59 PST

You need to address all four (4) criteria to be considered for a scholarship. Each applicant must include:

  1. Application: Complete the online application.
  2. Transcript(s): Provide current transcript(s) - unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Upload to the online application.
  3. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation:  Submit using the online recommendation portal.
    • Required - one to be your current or former 4-H Community Club Leader/Adult Camp Leader.
    • Others may be 4-H project leaders, teachers, counselors, employers, or other non-family references.
  4. 4-H Expression of your choice that can help us know you as a 4-Her, including your experience in 4-H, how you have benefited from the program, and how you have in turn given back to 4-H. This expression can take whatever form you like, such as an essay, a short story, a video, a display board, etc. You may wish to showcase skills you are proud of, your leadership experience, citizenship and service to others, including younger members. Upload to the online application if it is in a digital format.

    If the expression item is over 100 MB or not in an electronic form, you must make arrangements with the County 4-H Staff no later than 5 pm on April 5, 2023).
Oral Interview

Oral interviews will be held late April 2024. You will be notified by April 12, 2023 via email your interview time and zoom information. The interviews will occur during school or work hours (mid-afternoon). Please notify your teachers or employers.


Scholarship I recipients will be announced at the San Mateo County Council Meeting May 20, 2024.  Your scholarship check will be mailed to the address in the application in June.


Please direct any questions to Dan Hogan (dhogan19@comcast.net), Scholarship I Administrator. You can also contact County 4-H Staff, Karen Looye, klooye@ucanr.edu, for technical questions on the online application/letter of recommendation.