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.)  Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Three (3) letters of recommendations must be included with the applicant’s scholarship application form and received by March 1st.  Recommendations must be current and written no more than six (6) months prior to submission of scholarship application.  Letters should come from diverse sources ie: 4-H, school, church, employment, community.

The letters of recommendation are not to exceed one page.  Letters should reflect these qualities:

  • Positive character
  • Demonstrated leadership

  • Degree of responsibility

  • Displayed industry


Letters of recommendation from current Larimer County Extension 4-H Youth Agents, Larimer County Extension Staff or applicants 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 Awards Social held in May.  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 verification of college registration is received by the Foundation.
​  Scholarship acceptance letters are due by October 1st of the year awarded or scholarship will be forfeited.


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


  • 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 - $1,000.00
    • 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 - $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.
  • 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 - $1,000.00 each
    • These Scholarships are to be used for furthering education at a College, University, or Vocational training facility.  No specific field of study.​

4-H application process

LARIMER COUNTY 4-H YOUTH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Larimer County 4-H Foundation