Scholarships & Awards

Experiences, Awards, and Scholarships The Iowa County 4-H Leaders Association offers funding to help offset some of the costs associated with attending a state or national 4-H trip or experience. Other opportunities include the Key Award, the highest honor a 4-H member can receive (given to outstanding 4-H members each year in 9th grade or older with three years enrollment in 4-H and one year in the youth leadership project) and the Graduating Scholarship, a scholarship for members who are graduating from the 4-H program.

In order to be considered for funding, the applicant must be a member of Iowa County 4-H, must have completed a record book in the previous year (club 4-H leaders will be contacted to verify record books), and must complete an application packet. There are two application packets: one for younger members who would like to attend state-based experiences (such as Art Camp and Art Beat), and one for older youth for the larger trips, Key Award, and Graduating Scholarship.

Click here to download the Experience Scholarship application packet: PDF Version Word Version

Click here to download the Older Youth Travel Experiences, Awards, and Scholarships application packet: PDF Version Word Version

HCE Scholarship The Iowa County Association for Home & Community Education (HCE) will be offering two $300 scholarships to students planning to enroll or presently enrolled full-time in two or more years of post-secondary education in a program that benefits families or communities. Current post-secondary students are eligible to apply!  

Programs or related fields may include, but are not limited to, education, health care, childcare, food service, communications, agriculture, etc.  Scholarships will be awarded upon the recipients’ successful completion of the Fall 2024 semester (GPA of 2.5 or higher) and proof of full-time registration for the Spring 2025 semester.

Applicants must be:

  • A resident of Iowa County, WI or attend an Iowa County, WI school.
  • A child or grandchild of an Iowa County HCE member OR a current Iowa County 4-H or an Iowa County 4-H graduate.

The application is due no later than April 1st, 2024. The scholarship application can be found here: 2024 Iowa County HCE Scholarship Application Form

Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship – The Wisconsin Towns Association, Rural Mutual Insurance, Company, and Scott Construction, Inc. will be awarding $7,000 in scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2024 from either a public or private high school in Wisconsin who plan to enroll in a Wisconsin public or private college or university in 2024. The winners are determined by independent judging of an essay contest.

The essay should address the topic: “What strategies can be implemented by town officials in collaboration with citizens to maintain civility in local government?” The brochure below provides additional necessary details. Students do not need to be residents of towns.

Essays must be postmarked by May 24, 2024.

WTA Scholarship Essay Requirements and Background Information

WTA Scholarship Brochure