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2014 4-H Wreath Sale Fundraiser

graphic of holiday wreathIt may seem too early to be thinking of holiday wreaths, but that time is quickly approaching.
We would appreciate the participation of 4-H clubs and members in the Annual Wreath Sale. This will be the only fundraiser conducted by the 4-H Foundation this year.

Funds support…

4-H Foundation Scholarship

Last year the Foundation awarded 18 scholarships. The cost for these exceeded profits from the wreath sale. In order to continue the current level of funding for scholarships ($500), it’s important the 4-H community supports this sale.

National 4-H Events

A number of our 4-H members have qualified to participate or compete in national 4-H events. Funding from the Foundation helps members offset the costs to participate in these events.

Additionally, participating 4-H clubs will receive $1 for each 12” wreath (decorated or undecorated) and $5 for each 36” wreath sold. The more you sell the more money each club earns.

Thanks  for participating in this year’s wreath sale and helping to raise funds to support the growth and education of our members!

Wreath order forms to due at the 4-H Office by Friday, November 14.

Wreath pickup will be Saturday, November 22 from 9-11 at the Shotwell Building.

To download sales materials, visit the 4-H Wreath Sales page

Sussex County 4-H Foundation Scholarships

4-H Scholarships

The Sussex County 4-H Foundation assists youth involved in 4-H, who are qualified high school graduates the opportunity to pursue a level of higher education of their choice.

Eligibility

Applicants must be a former or present Sussex County 4-H club members who has graduated or is graduating from a high school and is an active Sussex County 4-H club member for at least five (5) years, three (3) of which must be while attending high school, and a minimum of three (3) years club work

Application Forms

Forms may be obtained from high school guidance counselors, the Sussex County 4-H Office, 129 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ 07860. The telephone number is 973-948-3040.

Applications may also be downloaded here.

Application Requirements

Grants will be awarded on the basis of 4-H achievement, 4-H leadership, and scholastic standing in relation to the following requirements. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the following criteria needs to be met:

  • Must be an active 4-H’er for at least (5) years, three (3) of which must be while in high school, and a minimum of three (3) years club work.
  • Completed application forms must be submitted to the 4-H office no later than April 1. An application form is not considered complete unless a written recommendation from a teacher, academic counselor, or administrator is included in the packet. You must also include a copy of your transcript.

A current head and shoulder picture would be welcome. It will be used for publicity related to the announcement of the scholarships.

If necessary, applicants may be asked to be interviewed.

Students who have completed previous application form(s) may reapply by updating the application form(s) and by rewriting your essay to reflect the continued involvement in 4-H such as, but not limited to, an adviser capacity, leadership role, or collegiate involvement. In addition you must add a current transcript, as well as a new letter or recommendation from an academic counselor, a professor, or an administrator from the institution you are now attending.

Scholarships will only be given to students who are involved in undergraduate studies. If their initial application is rejected they may reapply the following year. Sussex 4-H members may only receive the scholarship one time. (Note: re-applications should indicate the member’s continued participation in 4-H.)

Final Selection

The selection of scholarship recipients will be made by the Scholarship Committee of Sussex County 4-H Foundation, Inc. All incomplete applications with reference to the above requirements will be disqualified.

For more information about the 4-H Foundation Scholarship Program, contact the  Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H , Sussex County, (973)-948-3040

Download the scholarship application

The deadline for submitting the 4-H Foundation Scholarship Application is April 1st