Applications are now being accepted by the Erie County Extension Foundation for the Jim Smith Memorial Scholarships for those students furthering their education at college, University, technical or vocational schools. Jim was an avid supporter of 4-H youth programs and the Erie County Fair livestock auctions. Scholarships are available to 4-H or FFA graduating seniors and continuing college students registering for the Fall semester. Several scholarships are expected to be awarded.
The deadline for submitting applications is April 2, 2023
Jim Smith Memorial Scholarship - High School Seniors & Students Entering Their First Year Of College Or Trade School
Jim Smith Memorial Scholarship - High School Seniors & Students Entering Their First Year Of College Or Trade School - FILLABLE PDF
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Jim Smith Memorial Scholarship - College Students Who Are Returning For Their Subsequent Years Of Study
Jim Smith Memorial Scholarship - College Students Who Are Returning For Their Subsequent Years of Study - FILLABLE PDF
The purpose of the Erie County 4-H Scholarship is to recognize those 4-Hers that exhibit a high degree of leadership and community service due to their involvement in the Erie County 4-H program.
Scholarship application and all required materials are to be postmarked no later than April 17, 2023
General 4-H Scholarship Fillable PDF
The Marion Wittmeyer Memorial 4-H Scholarship was established in 2016 to recognize one current senior/aging out 4-H member who has demonstrated leadership and service to their community through active participation in the Erie County 4-H Youth Development Program. Marion was an active Erie County 4-H volunteer for 55years and served as organizational leader of the Lawtons Progressors 4-H Club for 30 years. She highly valued all that 4-H had to offer, but her true passions were the 4-H club program, public presentations, community service, and exhibiting & volunteering at the Erie County Fair. The recipient will be awarded a one-time scholarship of approximately $500.
Applications and recommendations are due to the 4 – H Office via email, the US Postal System, or personally delivered no later than 4:30 PM on Thursday, June 1, 2023.
Marion Wittmeyer Scholarship - Fillable PDF
Each year the CCE Erie Master Gardener Volunteer Program awards a $1,000 college scholarship to a graduating high school / home school senior who resides in Erie County.
The student must be accepted by a recognized, accredited college or university to study horticulture, botany or a related field. A person may receive the scholarship only once.
Follow these links to the Application and CCE Erie Master Gardener Scholarship Program Information.
Fill out the application online here.
Completed application must be submitted online or by mail to the Cornell Cooperative Extension office, 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora, NY 14052. Attn: MG Scholarship Chairperson by 4:00 pm on March 31, 2023.
The Diane Mudd Senneff Memorial 4-H Scholarship was established in 2020 to recognize one current senior female 4-H member who has demonstrated leadership and service to their community through active participation in the Erie County 4-H Youth Development Program.
The recipient will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $600.
Application Deadline is June 2, 2023
Diane Senneff Scholarship Fillable PDF
Erie County Farm Bureau wishes to show support for FFA/4H members and students pursuing an agricultural course of study, who reside in Erie County, by offering a $100 scholarship award program. There will be two awards given during the 2022/2023 school year.
Must be postmarked by May 15, 2023
Farm Bureau 2023 Essay Award Scholarship Information
2023 Farm Bureau Scholarship Award Form
The purpose of the Erie County 4-H Paper Clover Scholarship is to provide financial assistance for 4-H leadership opportunities outside of Erie County for 4-H members who exhibit commitment to the Erie County 4-H Program and an interest in sharing their leadership experience with the 4-H community.
Only complete applications will be considered.
A complete application must include ONE letter of recommendation from an adult leader. This person may be a 4-H leader, teacher, coach, or other adult. It may NOT be an Erie County 4-H Educator or a family member.
Letters of recommendation may be completed online or turned in to the 4-H office separately.
Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the scholarship selection committee. The scholarship amount will be determined based on the number of qualified applicants.
Examples of leadership opportunities for which funds may be used:
4-H STEM Camp
Shooting Sports Training—June
4-H Camp Wyomoco, TBD
ABC at SUNY Cobleskill-TBD
Animal Crackers: May
Here are the links to the Paper Clover application: Paper Clover Scholarship
And the recommendation form: Recommendation Form
Last updated March 20, 2023