Debra L. Plank Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Hancock County Community Foundation

Debra L. Plank Memorial 4-H Scholarship is established in memory of Debbie. She dedicated her hours to the Hancock County 4-H programs. A member of Mohawk United Methodist Church where she was an organist and helped with various church activities.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or other post-secondary institution
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Other Academic Requirements:
    Have maintained at least a C average on prior academic work;
  • Citizenship:
    Applicants must be US citizens
  • College:
    Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or other post-secondary institution
  • Miscellaneous:
    Have participated in 4-H foods projects for at least 6 years. (The majority of the students 4-H participation must be in Hancock County 4-H. )

Application Details

  • Judging Criteria:
    Recipients will be chosen on the basis of 4-H activities and leadership (50%); community involvement (30%); and application packet, including essay and letter of recommendation (20%). Two recipients will be chosen.
  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Essay:
    Essay outlining the career path you plan to pursue after your post-secondary education and how your 4-H experience influenced your decision to apply for this scholarship, your choice in field of study, and your career goals
  • Recommendation Letters:
    A letter of recommendation from a 4-H leader
  • Other Materials:
    One page summary of all 4-H projects in which you have participated including number of years of participation (example: Beef - 9 years, Clothing -10 years, etc.);4-H achievement record with up-to-date information on your 4-H participation and accomplishment;Three paragraphs describing your three most significant 4-H projects including dates of project, reasons for choosing that project, skills and knowledge gained from it, how the project contributed to your growth, and how it influenced your education and career choices;Paragraph describing your 4-H leadership activities including your role in each activity, size and scope of your efforts (time spent, people recruited, resources committed), and what was accomplished

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