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Jodi Baumgartner
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007

Johnna B. Jennings
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199

Ogle County 4-H

Ogle County 4-H

Ogle County 4-H Foundation & Stan Eden 4-H Scholarship

Dear Ogle County 4-H Member:

As you may know, the Ogle County 4-H Foundation has offered educational scholarships for the past several years to Ogle County 4-H members.  In addition, the Ogle County Farm Bureau offers the “Stan Eden 4-H Scholarship” to pay tribute to Stan Eden who dedicated over 34 years to serving Ogle County Extension and 4-H.  These scholarships are offered because both organizations believe in the importance of continuing education and recognize the financial strain paying for college can put on a family, particularly in this economy.

 Please see the enclosed information to determine whether you are eligible for these scholarships.  We send applications to all enrolled 4-Hers who MAY be eligible--it is up to you to determine if you actually qualify based on your years of 4-H membership and other qualifying factorsYou must have been in 4-H for 6 years (including current year) in any county.

 Scholarships are offered each spring to 4-Hers who are planning to pursue or are already engaged in further education beyond high school, whether that is at a college or vocational institution.  Any area of study may be pursued.  4-Hers selected by the Ogle County 4-H Foundation will receive scholarships amounting to $400 per year of full-time course work for a maximum of four years (max of $1600).   One 4-Her will be chosen for the “Stan Eden 4-H Scholarship,” which is a one-time award of $1,000.

 For the 2017 Ogle County 4-H Foundation and Stan Eden 4-H Scholarships, we will accept applications postmarked by April 17, 2017 or hand delivered to the Extension office by April 19, 2017.   Qualified applicants may be asked to interview with the committee.  Tentative interview dates include the evenings of April 25-27 (or the first week of May) so please hold those dates if possible.  You will be informed of your interview date and time after receipt of application and confirmation of eligibility.  A decision will be made by mid-May on which applicants will receive the 2017 Scholarships. 

 Please give this opportunity your serious consideration.  This is not an academic scholarship. Review the enclosed application materials, and send in your completed application by the deadline.   Only those submitting “complete” applications as described in the enclosure will be considered. Please contact the Extension office at 815/732-2191 for further information.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck.


The Ogle County 4-H Foundation Board of Directors