The Fur & Feather Scholarship is made available through donations from the Fur & Feather Sale during the Walworth County Fair. To be eligible, you must have been actively involved in the Walworth County poultry, rabbit, or goat project for 3 out of the last 5 years of your 4-H/FFA career and be at least a senior in high school or a college freshman with plans to continue your education at a four-year college or a two-year technical school. You may apply for the scholarship twice, but may only receive the scholarship once.
To apply, please complete the Fur & Feather Scholarship 2016 and return it no later than June 1, 2016 to: UWEX/Fur & Feather Scholarship, 100 W Walworth Street, P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121. If you have any questions concerning this application, please feel free to contact the UW-Extension Office at 262-741-4951.
This scholarship is sponsored by the Walworth County 4-H Junior Leaders’ Association. The recipient/s of this award will be the applicant/s who demonstrate/s the greatest passion for leading by example through their efforts in the Junior Leaders’ Association. Two awards of $500 each will be given annually. The number of awards for any given year will be determined by the Scholarship Interview Team.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
- Be a current high school senior or college freshman.
- Have been actively involved in the Walworth County 4-H Junior Leaders’ Association during the current program year (for high school seniors) or the current or past program year (for college freshmen). Active involvement means that you attended at least 5 of the 10 regular business meetings held in a single program year. Multiple years of active involvement in the organization will strengthen your application.
- Participate in a scholarship interview (to be determined following the application deadline).
You may only win this scholarship once. Recipients will be announced and honored during the Walworth County Fair Bankers’ Night Awards on Sunday evening of fair week.
Prepare your scholarship application and submit it (with the cover sheet attached) to the Walworth County UW-Extension office. You may drop it off in person, mail it, fax it, or scan and email it, but all applications must be received by 5:00pm on June 17 in order to be considered.
If you have any questions concerning the application, please feel free to contact the UW-Extension Office at 262-741-4951.
- Be a high school junior or older in 4-H or FFA.
- Applicants must be a senior or older to apply for the scholarship.
- All applications will be reviewed and applicants interviewed.
- All questions should be answered in full; incomplete or late applications will be rejected.
- Applications should be completed using a computer and either printed and mailed or emailed to the Walworth County Bankers Association.
- Illegible applications will be rejected.
- Remember you are demonstrating yourself as a leader in your organization and/or preparing yourself for your post-secondary education therefore professionalism should be exercised.
- There are extra pages attached for sections. You are not required to fill them up. Applicants will be considered based on the quality of their application, not the quantity of text.
- Applications must be received and/or postmarked by JUNE 30, 2016!
- $1,000 Scholarship
- $750, $500 & $250 Outstanding Youth Awards
- WCBA reserves the right to add additional awards/scholarships.
- All applicants will be invited to a post-interview party, details TBD.
How to submit your application:
Drop off at or mail to one of the following banks:
- First Citizens State Bank, Attn: Mike Marquart, 207 W. Main St. ~ Whitewater, WI 53190
- Peoples Bank, Attn: Jackie Rankins, 831 N. Wisconsin St. ~ Elkhorn, WI 53121
- First National Bank & Trust Co., Attn: Marlene Schoenbeck, 190 E. Geneva St. ~ Elkhorn, WI 53121
- Email to: email@example.comFax to: Attn: Mike Marquart ~ (262) 473-5769
Questions can be directed to a WCBA Board Member:
- Mike Marquart, President – (262) 473-2112
- Jackie Rankins, Secretary – (262) 723-4200
- Marlene Schoenbeck, Treasurer – (262) 743-2223oTobie Watts-Green – (262) 723-4200
- Christina Dean – (262) 275-6154
This scholarship was established in 1988 in memory of Earl Cook of Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Earl and his family established Millard Feed Mill, a supplier and provider of crop inputs, grain storage and livestock feed. He was an active supporter of agriculture and the Walworth County Community. He provided significant support of the 4-H and FFA Youth in the County.
To be eligible, you must be a high school senior or enrolled in a post–high school education program and plan to continue that education at a 4-year college, technical (VTAE), or farm short course. Applicants must be in good standing with their educational institution. A copy of your class performance (grades) or transcript should accompany the application. Funds will be available upon satisfactory completion of your first semester (GPA of 3.0 or above) and when such evidence is provided. Criteria for the scholarship includes the following:
- Highest priority in applicants who come from agricultural background and continue their education in an agricultural field.
- Next priority is applicants who come from agricultural background and continue their education in any field.
- Third priority is any applicant with a background in 4-H and /or FFA and participated in a large animal project, such as dairy, beef, swine, sheep, and horses.
The application should be typed or printed. The completed application should be returned by July 1, 2016 to: UW-Extension, Chelsea Dertz, 100 W. Walworth Street, PO Box 1001, Elkhorn WI 53121
One or more scholarships of $500.00 will be awarded annually at the discretion of the scholarship committee. Awards will be announced during the Walworth County Fair Bankers Night Awards Ceremony.
The Hafs 4-H Leadership Award is a University of Wisconsin scholarship to memorialize Oscar W. Hafs’ 65 years leading the Bloomfield Township 4-H Club in Walworth County, WI. One or two awards will be given annually based on available funds.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
- Applicant must have a high school graduation date of June 2016 or earlier.
- Applicant must be currently enrolled as a Walworth County 4-H member.
- Applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll as an undergraduate in a resident UW-system school in pursuit of their desired career path.
The winner/s will be chosen based on two things: the content and completeness of the application and the quality of a supporting scholarship interview. A Scholarship Interview Team, consisting of members of the Walworth County 4-H Awards Committee, will be responsible for the selection of the award recipient. Interviews will be arranged by the UW-Extension staff following the application deadline. The scholarship recipient/s will be the individual/s the Selection Committee feels has/have demonstrated the greatest potential as (a) young leader/s during their 4-H careers.
Complete the Hafs 4-H Leadership Award Application 2016 and submit it to the Walworth County UW-Extension office by 5:00pm on July 1, 2016. Applications should be typed. All questions must be addressed completely, and responses are limited to the space provided. Pictures should not be included with scholarship applications. Applications may be emailed, mailed, or faxed.
Applications must be accompanied by one letter of recommendation from an adult who can attest to your 4-H leadership growth through involvement in the 4-H program. (Letters of recommendation should not be provided by immediate family members). Letters of recommendation may be submitted with the applications, or sent in separately by the individuals writing them. However, like the applications, they must be received by 5:00pm on July 1.
The winner or winners will be honored during the annual Bankers’ Night Awards program on Sunday evening of the Walworth County Fair.
A very generous Horse and Pony Leader started this scholarship in honor of Sheila DeGrave just weeks after her death. Her family, with the help of the Horse and Pony Committee, continues to present these two scholarships ($500/$250) to give financial support to two students who have been involved in the Horse and Pony Project. This scholarship recognizes students for their true sportsmanship while in the project.
Sheila was a member of the Walworth County Horse & Pony Project for over 9 years, starting out in Horseless Horse, moving up through the riding program, and finally finding her calling as a driving girl. Along the way, she never stopped giving of herself to others to help better the experience of her fellow members. Sheila was known to stay late at the farm to help feed animals, load carts, unload equipment, help the younger kids if their horses were being spunky, volunteer to be a rider so younger members felt safer, or even clean stalls. Sheila volunteered to help wherever it was needed, even though sometimes this meant she didn’t get to work her own pony. She would always say, “He’s fine. I’ll work with him tomorrow.” This scholarship is dedicated to students who have these same giving qualities.
To be eligible for this scholarship:
- You must have been actively involved in the Walworth County Horse & Pony project, either through 4-H or FFA.
- You must be a high school senior with plans to continue your education at a 4-year college (long or short course) or a 2-year technical school. Please include proof of enrollment/acceptance to the school.
- Please have the application at the UW-Extension office by 5:00pm on July 1st.
- Recipients will be announced during the Opening Ceremony of the 4-H Qualifying Show.
Please type or print all the information on your scholarship application. Applicants must be in good standing with your 4-H Club or FFA Charter. Send all application materials to: Attn: Chelsea Dertz, University of Wisconsin-Extension, 100 W Walworth St, PO Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121 Or E-mail to Chelsea: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Walworth County 4-H Horse & Pony Project is pleased to provide this scholarship to support future educational goals for our youth.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
- Applicant must have a high school graduation date of June of current year or earlier.
- Applicant must have been a Walworth County 4-H Horse & Pony Project member for at least two (2) years.
- Applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll as an undergraduate in a university, college, or technical school during the upcoming academic year.
- Applicant must have a current grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Demonstrated personal growth and development through Walworth County 4-H projects and activities.
- Held leadership roles in Walworth County 4-H and other organizations.
- Academic record.
- Sense of direction in future educational goals.
- Notification of scholarship awards will be made at the Qualifying show.
- Scholarship awards will be distributed upon completion of the first semester of enrollment at the university, college, or technical school during the upcoming academic year. Prior to receiving their scholarship award, recipients will need to provide:
- A collegiate academic transcript for at least one term showing a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or academic good standing on another scale.
- A copy of current term fee slip or other document that confirms continued enrollment at the university, college, or technical school.
DIRECTIONS – Please follow all directions or your application will not be considered.
- Application for the Walworth County 4-H Horse & Pony Project scholarship must be submitted on the Walworth County 4-H Horse & Pony Project scholarship application form. Applications must be complete or they will not be considered. Use only the space provided. Do not attach separate sheets, clippings, etc., except for specific items listed below.
- Attach a copy of your most recent high school transcript and transcripts from all universities, colleges, or technical schools you have attended. Allow your school/s plenty of time to process your transcript request. If your school must send your transcripts directly to the Walworth County UW-Extension Office, please note that on your application. At least one set of transcripts must be official.
- Attach one letter of recommendation to scholarship application submitted.
- Submit your application and all required attachments to the Walworth County UW-Extension Office, Attn. Chelsea Dertz, 100 W. Walworth, PO Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121, or e-mail to Chelsea Dertz at email@example.com. Applications are due in the Walworth County UW-Extension Office on or before July 1st at 5:00pm or they will not be considered.
QUESTIONS? Contact the Walworth County UW-Extension Office, 262-741-4951, or an adult committee member of the Walworth County 4-H Horse & Pony Project.
Description (Walworth County):
Three (3) ($2000, $1000 and $500) scholarships may be awarded by the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc. Board of Directors.
- Applicants taking post high school agriculture related training, long or short course within the University of Wisconsin System or Wisconsin Technical College System. (This includes the study of Genetics, Landscape, Architecture, Biochemistry, Bacteriology, Food Industry, Horticulture, Environment Sciences, Agriculture Journalism, and other agriculture related fields of study.)
- Candidate for the scholarships must be a Walworth County or neighboring county resident and attend school in one of those counties.
- Candidate must be planning to enter their senior year of high school or 1st year of college at the time of application in the Fall of 2016.
- Candidate rank in the upper 50% of the class preferred with a grade point of 3.0. Attach high school transcript with your application.
- Candidate must have participated in the Walworth County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days activities during the period of 2014 through 2016.
Administration and Awarding of Scholarship:
- Each school should forward all applications to the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc. N2953 Mill Rd., New Holstein, WI 53061 by Aug. 20, 2016.
- Final selection and awarding of the scholarships to be made by the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Inc Executive Officers Committee.
- Selection will be based on: Involvement in WFTD — 40%, School Activities-20%, Community Activities — 20%, Scholastic Achievement — 20%.
Rules Regulating use of Scholarship:
- Scholarship funds will be awarded after you have completed the first semester of college. Recipient must show proof of completing the 1st semester of college in good standing. (2.0 or better).
- Scholarship will be paid directly to the school in the name of the recipient.
Fund Finders Funding Request Form
This form is for all requests besides: Space Camp, Citizenship Washington Focus, National Congress, National Conference, and State Conference. The previously mentioned trips will be determined by an interview process. Funding will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Executive Board. See the Fund Finders Form for the guidelines that must be followed for your application to be considered for approval for this and future funding requests.