Ray Wilkinson Communications 4-H Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 3

Monday
Awarded By:

North Carolina 4-H Youth Development Department

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must attend an accredited institution of higher learning in North Carolina.
  3. Must pursue a degree in some phase of communications.
  4. Must be a resident of North Carolina.
  5. Must enroll full time.
  6. Must be an incoming or current undergraduate student. First preference goes to students who are incoming freshmen; in the event that no freshman is eligible, an upperclassman may be awarded the scholarship.
  7. Must be a 4-H member.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for North Carolina high school seniors who are 4-H members and majoring in some phase of communications. Students must plan to attend an institution of higher education in North Carolina in the fall of the year that they apply for the scholarship.

Application requirements for the Ray Wilkinson Communications 4-H Scholarship are:

  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • 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: $1,000 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 $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 3

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 3

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 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.
Contact: Shannon McCollum
Address: Campus Box 7655, NCSU 512 Brickhaven Road, Suite 210 Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7655

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