The South Dakota 4-H Scholarship application is now open and available online for 2023. There are seven different scholarship opportunities through the South Dakota 4-H scholarship application, and all applications must be postmarked by the first Monday in April to be considered. Once completed, bring your application and additional attachments to your 4-H Youth County Advisor/Professional for signature. The 4-H County office will deliver the completed application to the State 4-H office for consideration.
Youth who have at least five years of active membership in South Dakota 4-H, are current high school seniors, or are enrolled at South Dakota State University are eligible to apply for South Dakota 4-H Scholarships.
4-H scholarship awards are based on fulfillment of scholarship-specific criteria and the following:
- 40% scholastic achievement
- 40% 4-H project involvement including citizenship/community service and leadership
- 10% character
- 10% financial need of the applicant
Contact the state 4-H office with questions.