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College Scholarships

Colorado 4-H Foundation Scholarships

The 2021 Colorado 4-H Foundation Scholarship application form will be available at Colorado 4-H Foundation

2021 Scholarship Application Procedure

  • All application materials will be submitted using the electronic universal application form.
  • No letters of reference, transcripts or signature pages are required. Students will supply the names of three people we may contact for references. Needed transcripts will be requested directly from the High Schools.
  • All applications will be evaluated for the Holthaus, Murdoch’s and Smith scholarships.

Helpful Hints:

  • Fill out and submit only one electronic 4-H scholarship application form.
  • Review the requirements for the CADA, Kimberling, Portouw and Sandstead scholarships. If you meet the requirements, highlight the boxes on the electronic application form.
  • Questions. please contact the Colorado 4-H Foundation at (970) 491-1537.

Applications are due by April 30, 2021. Winners are selected by the Colorado 4-H Foundation Scholarship Committee.


Weld County Bright Futures Scholarship

The Bright Futures program was designed with one objective in mind–strengthening the vitality of the Weld County community through its workforce. The program is funded by taxpayers for qualifying Weld County residents who have graduated from high school, GED recipients and honorably discharged U.S. Veterans, after 2016. Qualified and accepted recipients receive financial assistance for pursuing post-secondary education or training from a Title IV accredited higher education institution or certified training program. There are no restrictions concerning program selection. Whether a student wants to train to be a chef, a mechanic, an electrician or wants to pursue an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, they can utilize the Bright Futures grant program to pursue their dream. Please visit Bright Futures for more information. Application is due May 15, 2021.

Project Packet and ID Instructions

Please select and download the project packet you would like:

 Please select and download the ID Instructions you would like:

Market Animal ID

Attention Sheep, Goat and Swine Exhibitors,

Last week, as you know, was our animal ID for the 2021 Weld County Fair, all the information from animal ID has been entered and posted below.  Please review your information below.  Make sure all the information is correct!  If you see something incorrect, email your corrections to Michelle at mlangston@co.weld.co.us and Larry at lhooker@co.weld.co.us, by Friday, May 14, 2021, at 5:00 pm.  After that deadline, no changes can be made, no exceptions!  We will not accept voicemails, it has to be in email form.  Please take this seriously, it is the one chance you have to make changes to your animal ID information.

Another important comment – Those of you that might have additional state fair animals that you have NOT already nominated must be done by Friday, May 28, 2021.  Therefore you must send an email to me by Friday, May 21, 2021, so we have time to get it done.  Please do not wait until the 21st to email me. Please do not leave a voicemail, I need it done by email so I have a record of your request.

Market Goat ID List(PDF, 130KB)

Market Lamb ID List(PDF, 139KB)

Market Swine ID List(PDF, 291KB)

Market Beef ID List(PDF, 126KB)

Meat Quality Assurance

Please check the list below to see who in your family needs to take the class.  Those who need to take the class will have “Need Meat Quality Assurance” in red next to their name. 

4-H and FFA members enrolling in any market and/or breeding livestock or small animal projects for the first time regardless of age, must attend a Colorado Meat Quality Assurance (MQA) program.  4-H and FFA members will be required to attend a Colorado MQA program a minimum of twice during the course of their 4-H career – once as a junior (8-13 years old, 4-H age) and once again within one year after becoming a senior (14-18 years old, 4-H age) 4-H member.

We have completed all of our face-to-face classes.  The only option is the virtual MQA class.  This class is valid for only 1 year.  You need to complete the virtual MQA class by Friday, June 4th and score an 80% or better on the test to be eligible to show at the Weld County Fair, Southeast Weld County Fair and Colorado State Fair.  After you review the MQA program you need to take the MQA test to complete the course. A score of 80% will be needed to pass the course, if you score below the needed 80% you can re-take the exams as many times as necessary to obtain an 80% score.

Below is the online class for Juniors and the online class for Intermediates and Seniors.  Please select the correct class and review the information on each page.  On the last page is a link to take the test.

Meat Quality Assurance List(PDF, 248KB) - Updated May 3, 2021

Junior Virtual MQA Class(PDF, 1MB) - (Ages 8-10 years old as of December 31st)

Intermediate and Senior Virtual MQA Class(PDF, 1MB) - (Ages 11-18 years old as of December 31st)

Outstanding Member and Leader Application

Do you know a member or volunteer who has exemplified what it means to be a true leader?  If so, make sure to nominate these individuals by August 20, 2021.  Recipients will be announced at the 4-H Awards Banquet on October 5th.

The outstanding applications are an online application.  Once you open the link, you will fill out the information and submit online.

 

Are You Ready for Fair?

There is always the common question of: Did you complete all the steps to be eligible to exhibit at fair?  Please see the below check-lists to see if you have completed all the steps for your projects!

  • Family Consumer/General Natural/County Projects
    • Dog ID’s are due in 4-H Online by May 1st.  You must update previously exhibited dogs, they do not automatically carry over.
    • Interview Judging sign-up by July 9th.  Interview judging day is Monday, July 26th.
      • Dog and Crops/Vegetable members must sign up for an interview for the corresponding project record book.  Failure to sign-up for a record book interview will result in participation only in those two divisions.
      • Pigs:  Must pick up paper work and ear tags from Extension Office and paperwork due back to the Extension Office by 5:00 p.m. May 6th or by 6:00 p.m. at the Southeast Weld Fairgrounds in Keenesburg.
      • Rabbits:  Doe ID’s Due May1st in the Extension Office
    • Fair Entries:Online at Weld County Fair or download and print an entry form from the website under “Entries” tab. Entries close July 9th!!
    • Do you have the proper Record Book?  Visit Colorado 4-H to find the appropriate e-record.  For Crops, Pocket Pets and Restoration projects, please use the Self Determined e-record.
    • Shooting Sports: You will need to download your record book from the link above. The manual you received from your leader is not your record book, just a manual for information.
    • Do you know your project requirements? Refer to the State 4-H Exhibit Requirements at Colorado 4-H!  Some projects require only exhibit item and record book, some also require a completed manual.
    • Do you know how your project will be evaluated?  Visit: Colorado 4-H, you are unsure if you’ve completed all of the steps please call and verify prior to July 9th!!
    • Horse Project
      • Horse ID’s due in 4-H Online by May 1st
      • Level testing completed by July 1st
    • Animal Care and Housing Forms – Due May 1st
    • Breeding Animal Ownership Deadline – May 1st
    • Are you up-to-date on your Meat Quality Assurance (MQA)?To check, visit the Bulletin Board and open Meat Quality Assurance.
    • Mandatory Interview and Record Book Review.  Sign-up information will be available June 1st.
      • Fort Lupton, 3:00-6:00 p.m. on June 24th
      • Briggsdale, 4:00-6:00 p.m. on June 29th
      • Keenesburg 3:00-6:00 p.m. on June 30th
      • Ault, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon) on July 1st
      • Greeley, 3:00-7:00 p.m. on July 6th
    • FFA Members: SAE Form due to Extension Office by July 7th at 5:00 p.m.
    • Fair Entries: Online at Weld County Fair or download and print an entry form from the website under “Entries” tab.  Entries close July 9th!!
    • If you are unsure if you’ve completed all of the steps please call and verify prior to July 9th!!
  • Livestock Projects
    • Market Animal ID Days
      • Cattle: February
      • Sheep and Goats:Live ID Days at the following-locations:
        • Island Grove Park, Greeley: Monday, May 3rd and Tuesday, May 4th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
        • Briggsdale School FFA Shop:Wednesday, May 5th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
        • Southeast Weld County Fairgrounds (Keenesburg):Thursday, May 6th, 4:00-6:00 p.m.