Grants & Scholarships
Annual 4-H Program Grant
The Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees annually approves the distribution of funds to support 4-H programming across the state.
• Annual Grant Report Form
For programs conducted September 1 – April 30 the report is due May
For programs conducted May 1 – August 31, the report is due September
4-H County Innovative Grants
The Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees annually approves the distribution of competitive grant opportunities. These grants are designed to encourage program planning and participation by 4-H members and volunteers in partnership with county MSU Extension 4 H program staff. Click here for details, application packet and report forms.
4-H Participant Scholarship Grant
These grants provide scholarship support for up to 50 youth who are unable to pay the 4-H youth participant fee. The grants are suggested for support to develop new 4-H clubs in high need communities or existing 4-H clubs with emergent or new need that makes it no longer possible for them to pay the 4-H participation fee. Applicants can apply for grants starting at $100 minimally for 10 (ten) 4-H participation fee scholarships and not to exceed $500 for 50 (fifty) 4-H participation fee scholarships. Scholarship grants will be awarded until the total $2,500 funding for this year is expended. The 4-H Participant Scholarship Grant Program is made possible by annual gifts from individuals to the Michigan 4-H Foundation 4-H Participation Fee Scholarship Fund.
Michigan 4-H Outbound International Travel Scholarship Awards
These scholarships are awarded to 4-H youth who have applied and been accepted to travel as part of a Michigan 4-H sponsored outbound international travel experience such as Labo, IFYE, Poland, Belize or other Michigan 4-H sponsored international travel opportunities. These travel scholarships are provided with support from the Michigan Division, Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, raised annually through their International Tea; and the Michigan 4-H International Endowment Fund created with gifts from Michigan 4-H IFYE alumni and other donors. Scholarship applications are only made available to 4-H members approved for international travel each 4-H program year. Four (4) $500 travel scholarships are available for travel experiences.
Michigan Farm Bureau 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Award
The Michigan Farm Bureau 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Award recognizes outstanding achievements of Michigan 4-H volunteers or groups that have exhibited excellence in 4-H youth education and leadership development in the areas of 4-H beef cattle; dairy cattle; goats; horses; horticulture, crops and soils; poultry; rabbits; sheep; swine; and veterinary science. Honorees choose where their $1,000 recognition award will go to advance Michigan 4-H youth development programming in agriculture. Currently one (1) award is available.