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4-H scholarship deadline approaching

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As future students hone in on their college decision and make their final plans, many will be seeking out scholarship opportunities. The West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H and Youth Development program provides several scholarship opportunities for 4-H’ers who want to further their education.

"More and more West Virginia students want to enhance their education and seek opportunities to broaden their experiences, so scholarships have become increasingly important,” said Brent Clark, director, 4-H and Youth Development. “Through the generous support of donors who value education and life experiences attained through higher education, we are fortunate to have a number of scholarships available to our 4-H’ers. We encourage students who are attending WVU to review the scholarships available and submit an application for consideration.”

Included in those scholarship opportunities is the Burkey and Marylou Lilly Scholarship that will be awarded to a deserving student who plans to attend WVU beginning in 2019-20. This scholarship, valued at $10,000 per year, was part an estate gift from the Lilly family to the WVU Foundation and will be awarded annually.

The deadline for most of the scholarships is March 31, 2019. A list of scholarships is available on the 4-H website. Students who have questions may also contact Emily Porter, student recruiter, WVU Extension Service, at 304-293-8158.

WVU also offers a $500 leadership scholarship for any freshman 4-H’er who has attended the National 4-H Congress or received his/her Charting pin. Students must meet all program requirements and apply by the August 1 deadline. More information about this leadership award, including how to apply, is available on the Student Financial Support and Services website.

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Contact: Tara Curtis, WVU Extension Service, 304-293-7996