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We provide a number of scholarships to our 4-H Members!
4-H Camp, SDSU Dairy Judging Camp, TLC, Performing Arts, SDSU Livestock Judging Camp, National Trips, Ambassador Scholarships

We offer the following scholarships: 
4-H Camp @ Lake Poinsett or Storm Mountain or SDSU Dairy Judging Camp - $50
Teen Leadership Conference/TLC - $75
Performing Arts - $75
SDSU Livestock Judging Camp - $75
National Trips - National 4-H Shooting Sports or NAILE or FCS Skillathon Denver 2024 or Fashion Revue Contest Denver 2024 - $75
4-H Ambassador - $75

Here is how the scholarship program works for camps or trips.
Step 1 Register for the 2024 event and pay the full fees.
Step 2 Attend the event and have a great time!!
 Step 3 Tell one group (4-H camp or Dairy Judging Camp) or two groups (all other scholarship options) about the event or experience.
Step 4 Complete the camp assistance/scholarship application form with all signatures and submit to the SD 4-H Leaders.  Electronic signatures are acceptable, and the completed form may be scanned and emailed or mailed. You will receive your scholarship money within 2 weeks of its receipt. Applications are due by December 31, 2024.
**Click here for the camp App-CampFeeAssistance.pdf
**Click here for the National Trip form App-NationalTripScholarship.pdf

Here are the details on the 4-H Ambassador Scholarship 

The SD 4-H Leaders offer a scholarship assistance program to provide a $75 scholarship to assist with travel and clothing expenses for 4-H Ambassadors.
Here s how it works:

*Step 1 You were chosen as a 4-H Ambassador!

*Step 2 Tell 2 groups about your Ambassador role and plans. You may choose to tell your 4-H Club, your FFA chapter, a class at school, etc. Spread the word about this great opportunity!

*Step 3 Complete the application with all signatures and submit to the SD 4-H Leaders. You will receive your scholarship money within 2 weeks of its receipt. Applications are due by December 31, 2024.

Mini-Grants - for 2023-24 4-H Year 

As you are gearing up to plan for this next 4-H year you may want to consider applying for a Mini Grant!

Mini grant applications are due December 31st. They must be received via email or postmarked by 12/31/23. Late applications will not be considered. or

The grant amount available per county is $400. Counties may choose to do projects together 2 counties can apply for $800 for a combined project 3 counties can apply for $1200 for a combined project. The max amount available for a single project is $1200.

Note: If you received a grant in this past 4-H year, you are required to submit a report on the project before you are eligible to apply for this year s grant opportunity.

So what is a Mini Grant? Each year, the State 4-H Leaders of SD award Mini-Grants across the state to county or 4-H club projects. The purpose of the 4-H Grants Program is to address youth needs at the local level. The State 4-H Leaders of SD recognize that the greatest impact of 4-H occurs at the local level, usually between youth and 4-H volunteers.

Criteria for awarding funds include:

* Potential for youth involvement in the planning and implementation of the project.
* Potential impact on addressing youth issues at a local level through either a traditional or nontraditional setting.
* Potential for increasing life skill outcomes for youth.

* Potential for reaching expanded youth audiences e.g. at-risk low income, single parent families, other cultures, disabled, etc.
* Potential for transitioning new youth audiences into more traditional or ongoing 4-H programs.

Grants funds can be used to purchase educational materials and supplies, expenses/honorariums for speakers, travel and training. Generally, snacks for refreshments, give-away items, e.g. t-shirts, etc. and building rental are not approved expenditures. Monies can t be used for capital equipment or hardware (defined as items and material with a life expectancy of greater than five years) or building drives.

Leader Dues
Leader dues for 2023-2024 are $3 per leader if paid by December 31, 2023 or $4 per leader if paid after December 31.  Dues may be mailed to State 4-H Leaders of SD, c/o Paula Linke, Executive Secretary, 39833 233rd St, Woonsocket SD  57385.  Please include this completed worksheet with your check, and also email the worksheet to her at


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