Wayne S. Rich Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 2

Saturday
Awarded By:

Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation

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 Maine or New Hampshire. The scholarship is awarded to New Hampshire residents in even-numbered years Maine residents in odd-numbered years.
  3. Must be a current member of 4-H.
  4. Must be a graduating high school senior OR an individual who has graduated from high school, but has delayed going to college for no more than one year.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for Maine and New Hampshire 4-H members who are active in 4-H activities; the scholarship is awarded to New Hampshire residents in even-numbered years and Maine residents in odd-numbered years. Students must be graduating high school seniors or have previously graduated from high school but delayed going to college for no more than one year.

Application requirements for the Wayne S. Rich Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Story
  • Resume
Additional Information: Wayne Rich was a 4-H agent and longtime supporter of 4-H. He was originally from Maine and relocated in New Hampshire. The Wayne S. Rich Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Maine or New Hampshire 4-Her for post-secondary study. It is available to a Maine student on odd numbered years and goes to a New Hampshire student through their 4-H Foundation on even numbered years. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of demonstrated academic and 4-H excellence. Recipients will be requested to attend the foundation's annual meeting to receive their scholarship in person.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. Scholarships are payable upon successful completion of the first semester of school. To receive the scholarship funds, recipients must mail a completed first-semester transcript to the foundation office. A check, made payable to the recipient, will be sent by the foundation within two weeks of receiving the transcript.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, March 2

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, March 2

The Wayne S. Rich Scholarship is provided only in odd-numbered years. Please check back in October 2018 for updated information about the 2019 award. Applications are available online on the Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following: a high school academic transcript; a photocopy of his/her 4-H story; a photocopy of his/her 4-H resume; and a letter of recommendation from a 4-H leader or educator (this letter cannot be from a parent). The student should not send any materials other than those requested. The student's application must also be reviewed and signed by his/her county 4-H staff; the application will not be accepted without this signature. Contact information for county 4-H offices is available on the Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation website by clicking on the 'UMaine Extension County Offices' link at the bottom of the page. The student must send his/her application to his/her county's 4-H office to be received by the deadline date. County 4-H staff must send approved applications to the foundation office.
Contact: Dana Rickman
Address: 5741 Libby Hall Room 103 Orono, Maine 04469-5741

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