Mitchell County 4-H ‘Discovery’ Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Department

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of Mitchell County, NC.
  3. Must be a 4-H member.
  4. Must attend an accredited institution of higher learning in North Carolina.
  5. Must plan to enroll full time.
  6. First preference will be given to a student who has worked with the Mitchell County 4-H "Discovery" program. If no such student applies, preference will be given to a student enrolling as a college freshman. If no freshmen are eligible, the award may be given to an upperclassman.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for residents of Mitchell County, North Carolina who are 4-H members or staff members and plan to attend an institution in North Carolina as a freshman. If no freshman is eligible, then an upperclassman may be awarded the scholarship.

Application requirements for the Mitchell County 4-H ‘Discovery’ Scholarship are:

  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Photograph
  • Test scores
  • Resume
Additional Information: Please note: All eligible students must have filed an application for admission to at least one institution of higher learning, and must arrange for and take the SAT and/or ACT. It is the student's responsibility to make all arrangements for college admissions. Selection will be based on the following: 4-H record (50 percent); scholastic achievement as measured by performance in high school courses (25 percent); and college aptitude as measured by performance on college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT (25 percent). Recipients will be selected in March. Recipients must attend the 4-H Scholarships and Awards Luncheon held during the N.C. 4-H Congress. Recipients may be required to attend the CALS Donor Recognition Event in the fall.

Award Amount: $500 annually, non-renewable. All 4-H scholarships will be paid directly to the college or university. They will not be made payable to the recipient nor his/her parents.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 3, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 3, 2023

Applications are available in the fall through each county cooperative extension office in North Carolina or by calling the 4-H Youth Development Department at the number listed. Applications are also available online on the North Carolina 4-H website. In addition to a completed application, the student must submit the following: a black and white photograph of himself/herself attached to an 8 1/2" by 11" sheet of paper (see the application for details on assembling the photograph page); an official high school transcript listing SAT and/or ACT scores and class rank; two letters of recommendation, one based on academic achievement and the other based on 4-H accomplishments; and a two-page resume following the requirements listed on the application. Parents/guardians may also submit a sealed confidential letter stating special financial concerns. It should be placed in an envelope and sealed before inclusion in the application package. The envelope should be labeled 'confidential'. One application packet may be used to apply for multiple 4-H scholarships. The student should include one original and three copies of all application materials. The complete application package must be turned into his/her county 4-H agent by the county deadline; county deadlines are available by contacting the 4-H agent. County 4-H staff will then enter the student's application online and mail any appropriate materials by the final deadline.
About North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Department:
Contact Information: Shannon McCollum, Extension 4-H Associate
Address: Campus Box 7655, NCSU 512 Brickhaven Road, Suite 210 Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7655

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