Elizabeth Rudolph Warrick County 4-H Scholarship

An annual scholarship created by Elizabeth Rudolph and her family to recognize a participant of the Warrick County 4-H program and support their academic pursuits after high school. Since 1970, Elizabeth has been active as a 4-H leader and mentors youth involved in the 4-H program. Elizabeth believes that success of a 4-H member is not measured in ribbons or champions, but success in 4-H is witnessed in the positive personal development youth can experience.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating seniors of any Warrick County high school with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) who have completed a minimum two years of 4-H and who are planning post-secondary education at any accredited technical or vocational school, college, or university.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on level of 4-H involvement as indicated by length of participation in 4-H, number/variety of participation in activities, leadership roles, embracing 4-H values and pledge (50%), the written essay (25%), letter of recommendation (20%), and financial need (5%). Scoring will reflect all aspects of 4-H participation and will not be influenced by awards/recognition.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Essay (not to exceed two typewritten, double-spaced pages) describing a 4H challenge in the applicant’s life and how the applicant overcame that challenge.
  • Letter of recommendation from an adult teacher/mentor/supervisor describing applicant’s dedication and personal qualities and attributes.
  • Verification of 4-H participation from the local club.
  • Completion of the “FAFSA” or “FAFSA4caster.”
  • Official grade transcript.

Award Amount


Application Deadline

February 10, 2021

Application Access Code


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