December 4, 2011
We would like to announce that slight revisions have been made to the Illinois 4-H Legacy of Leadership and Illinois 4-H Livestock Scholarship Applications. Both applications are due, postmarked by March 1, to the State 4-H Office.
If you are providing information to 4-H members who are high school seniors or college freshman, PLEASE make sure that they have the 11/2011 revised copy of the applications. These are posted on the portal (Awards, Scholarships & Recognition = Scholarship Applications) and are posted on the Scholarship page of the 4-H website. All applicants MUST be currently enrolled 4-H members in order to apply for these scholarships.
The primary revision to the Legacy of Leadership Scholarship application is the notation of the change of address for the State 4-H Office. We cannot guarantee that applications sent to the old address will reach us in time for judging, so it is imperative that the new address be used.
The revisions to the Livestock Scholarship application also include the change of address. However, the criteria for this scholarship has been changed and worded for more clarification: Applicants must have been enrolled in a Livestock Project a minimum of 3 years during their involvement in the 4-H program; must be pursuing a college degree related to the agriculture industry; AND plan to be actively involved in the agriculture industry after graduation (such as farming, teaching, large animal veterinarian, etc.)
Both applications now include a type-in .pdf format for the 1st and 2nd pages of the application. The remaining portion of the application includes open-ended questions as in the previous applications and members can format the pages as they wish.
If you have any questions related to the Scholarship Applications, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.