Scholarships

4-H House provides an excellent environment to excel academically at the University of Illinois. Below are the academic requirements, available resources and current scholarships for eligible women of the house. 

Academic Requirements

4-H House is very dedicated to scholastic achievement. In order to initiate into the house, each girl must obtain a 2.6 grade point average. There are many resources available to help each girl meet that requirement. Mandatory study hours are required for each new member during her first semester. Also, an academic advisor is appointed to each new member to keep track of their progress and offer any help or advice needed. There are also many resources on campus that are available, if needed. 
 

Available Undergraduate Requirements

4-H House offers several different scholarships to its members each year. These scholarships were set up in memorial to various people who each left a special mark on 4-H House.

 

These scholarships include: 

 

Most Improved GPA Award 

$500 per recipient; awarded to one full-time, in-house member based on most improved GPA from Fall to Spring and Spring to Fall Semesters.

Charlotte Castle Neal Memorial Scholarship in Honor of the 4-H House Class of 1943

$6,000 per year to recipient; recipient determined through application and interview process in mid to late September of applicable years by Mary McKee Board and announced at Homecoming of applicable years. 

Rachel Strode-Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Award 

$750 per year; application due September 20th of each year; recipient determined by Selection Committee and announced at Dad’s Day Banquet. 

Mary Thatcher (Mom T) Service Award 

$250 per semester to recipient; recipient determined by vote of Active Members of 4-H House around December 1st and May 1st and announced at last House Meeting for Fall (December) and Spring (May) semesters and subsequent Mom’s and Dad’s Day Banquets.

Debbie Steck Steele Scholarship Award 

$500 per year; application due December 1st of each year; recipient determined by Selection Committee and announced at Mom’s Day Banquet. 

Cynthia Traughber Eustice Scholarship Award 

$500 per year; application due September 20th of each year; recipient determined by Selection Committee and announced at Dad’s Day Banquet. 

Financial Need Award 

Dollars offered through a confidential application process; application due February 1st to Mary McKee Board Chair; recipient(s) determined by Mary McKee Board. 

Mary Thatcher (Mom T) Scholarship Award 

$1,500 per year; application due February 1st of each year; recipient(s) determined by Selection Committee and announced at Mom’s Day Banquet. 

Marle Manchester Cowee Memorial Scholarship Award 

$1,000 per year; application due February 15th of each year; recipient determined by Selection Committee and announced at Mom’s Day Banquet. 

Patricia Ann Borelli Outstanding New Member Award 

Variable amount per year and 4-H House pin; recipient determined by vote of Active Members of 4-H House around March 15th and announced at Mom’s Day Banquet.

Nedra Wesson Scholarship Award 

$1,100 per year; recipient determined by vote of Active Members of 4-H House around March 15th and announced at Mom’s Day Banquet.

Jennifer and Jackie Esworthy Memorial Scholarship Award 

$1,250 per year; recipient determined by vote of Active Members of 4-H House around March 15th and announced at Mom’s Day Banquet.

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