4-H Application selection process

Applications must be received by March 1 and should be sent to:


 All scholarship information must be included on the 4-H Foundation Scholarship Application form.  Additional pages cannot be added to the application form.  No type font less than 12 point will be accepted.  Applicant needs to specify which scholarship(s) he/she is applying for.  An applicant may be considered for more than one scholarship category as long as the names(s) of scholarship(s) are indicated on the application.  The applicant may receive only one scholarship each year.  (Exceptions made by the scholarship committee.)

Three (3) letters of recommendations must be included with the applicant’s scholarship application form.  Letters should reflect these qualities:

  • Positive character

  • Demonstrated leadership

  • Degree of responsibility

  • Displayed industry


Recommendations must be current. Letters from current Larimer County Extension 4-H Youth Agent, Larimer County Extension 4-H staff or family members WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

A committee, appointed by the Larimer County 4-H Foundation President, will consider applications, select winners and alternates to receive the scholarships and notify the recipients.  Recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the Larimer County 4-H Foundation Scholarship Event.  The Michael Dickinson Memorial Scholarships, Karen Cox Memorial Scholarship and the Nancy Morehouse Scholarship winners will be chosen by family members.
Scholarship recipients MUST notify the Larimer County 4-H Foundation President in writing of their acceptance or rejection of the scholarship and their school information.  Letters need to be sent to:


 Checks will be made out and sent directly to the school of the applicant’s choice; one half for the fall semester and one half for the spring semester. Checks will not be mailed until a letter is received by the Foundation.


The Larimer County 4-H Foundation provides a scholarship program.  These scholarships include:

Tom & Peggy Brown Memorial Scholarship
Marjorie J. Gorman Memorial Scholarship
Glenn & Minnie Cowley Memorial Scholarship
Poultry Memorial Scholarship
Michael Dickinson Memorial Scholarship
Ted & Mabel Thompson Memorial Scholarship
Nancy Morehouse Agriculture Scholarship
Karen Cox Memorial Scholarship
Donald D. Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship
Larimer County 4-H Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships may be used for college, university or for vocational training for not less than a 6-month period. (Exceptions to this requirement may be made at the discretion of the Committee.)  Scholarships may vary in amount depending upon the type of training applied for, particular scholarship requirement, and number of applicants.
To be eligible for these scholarships, the following requirements must be met by the applicants;

4-H scholarship Requirements

Basis of Selection:

  • Project Work in 4-H

  • 4-H Activities

  • 4-H Leadership

  • Honors and Awards - in 4-H, school and community

  • Community and School Involvement

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Neatness and Appearance of Overall Application

4-H application process

Larimer County 4-H Foundation

LARIMER COUNTY 4-H YOUTH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


High school senior currently enrolled in Larimer County 4-H, College, University or Vocational student who has successfully completed four years of 4-H Club work, at least three of which must be in Larimer County.  An individual may apply even if not currently attending a college, university or vocational school of training.
Financially supported the Larimer County 4-H Foundation by selling the designated number of Carnival tickets for previous four (4) years enrolled in Larimer County 4-H. (Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Committee.)
Positive character as reflected by references.

A winner of a Larimer County 4-H Scholarship may reapply for one or all the scholarships in following years.  Previous winners will not receive preferential consideration over any other candidate.
Specific scholarships offered:

  • Tom & Peggy Brown Memorial Scholarship - $1,000.00
    • This Scholarship is to be used for furthering education at a College, University, or Vocational training facility.  No specific field of study.
  • Marjorie J. Gorman Memorial Scholarship - $500.00
    • These applicants must have successfully completed three years of 4-H work with a Consumer Family Sciences background.
  • Glenn & Minnie Cowley Memorial Scholarship - $500.00
    • This Scholarship is to be used for furthering education in an agriculture related field of study.
  • Poultry Memorial Scholarship - Given in memory of Glen Hays, Chad Campion and Josh Lasich - 2 scholarships - $1,000.00 each.
    • These applicants must have a 4-H poultry background.
  • Michael Dickinson Memorial Scholarship - 2 scholarships - $1,000.00 each
    • These Scholarships are to be used for furthering education in a dairy-related field of study.
  • Ted & Mabel Thompson Memorial Scholarship - $500.00
    • This Scholarship is to be used for furthering education at a College, University, or Vocational training facility.  No specific field of study.
  • Nancy Morehouse Agriculture Scholarship - $500.00
    • This Scholarship is to be used for furthering education in an agriculture related field of study.
  • Karen Cox Memorial Scholarship - $500.00

    • This Scholarship is to be used for furthering education in a horse or agriculture related field of study.

  • Donald D. Kaufmann Memorial Scholarship - $500.00
    • This Scholarship is to be used for furthering education in an agriculture related field of study.
  • Larimer County 4-H Foundation General Scholarships - 6 scholarships - $500.00 each
    • These Scholarships are to be used for furthering education at a College, University, or Vocational training facility.  No specific field of study.​