Fundraisers & Scholarships

4-H Paper Clover

4-H Paper Clover Campaign

Tractor Supply stores in communities across the country have long supported 4-H clubs, and now, Tractor Supply Co. has entered into an official partnership with the National 4-H Council as your source for 4-H project supplies. Each Spring and Fall, Tractor Supply will help raise money for 4-H programs with the Paper Clover Campaign, a national in-store fundraiser that benefits 4-H programming.

Contribute during our fundraisers by:

1) Donating in store at the register. Click here for the store locator.
2) Donating online at checkout when making a purchase on tractorsupply.com. (Donations will be assigned to states based on the shipping location).
3) Donating by phone when you call TSC Customer Solutions at 1-877-718-6750.

TSC invites your club to get active. To get you started, here are some ideas on getting involved with your local store:

  • Hold fundraisers at your local TSC during holidays!
  • Valentine's Day: Sell Valentine's Day cards made by 4-H members
  • July 4th: Sell hot dogs and hamburgers
  • Fall: Carving pumpkins to sell
  • Winter Holidays: Set up a gift wrapping table
  • Set up educational livestock clinics in the parking lot of your local TSC store.
Click here to learn more

4-H Camp Shankitunk Scholarship

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This is a traditional camping experience for girls and boys age 8-16, located in the Catskill Mountains in Delhi, NY. At 4-H camp you will have fun, meet new friends, make things in the craft hall, learn about nature, cook and camp in the outdoors, swim in the camp pool, work in special groups, and enjoy evening programs. Day Camp is available for ages 6 and up, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Click here for the more information

Online registration: http://www.campshankitunk.org/camp-registration

Scholarship money is available to youth participants in both counties. Contact the 4-H office for more information.

The Farmers' Museum Junior Livestock Show Agricultural Leader Scholarships

Scholarships Overview: Since the beginning, Chobani has been committed to sourcing the freshest milk possible from nearly 1,000 farmers in our local communities. From Chenango County, New York, to Twin Falls, Idaho, we work with farmers who share our values and sense of community. That’s why we’re excited to recognize young agricultural leaders we believe embody the Chobani spirit.

Senior Scholarships: These scholarships will be awarded to participants, 4-H age 15-18. It is designed to help advance a youth’s path to becoming local farmers and encourage leadership skills, personal growth and practical knowledge through further education, the purchase of new equipment or livestock, or other agricultural training opportunities.

All youth between the ages of 15-18 are encouraged to submit a 300-500 word essay answering the following questions. Feel free to be creative!

  • 1. What does farming mean to you?
  • 2. If you could make a difference in the agricultural world, what would that be?
  • 3. Share your story! We’d love to learn more about when you started farming, what type of animals you have, who inspired you to be a farmer, etc. The sky is the limit!

Junior Scholarships: These scholarships will be awarded to participants, 4-H age 8-14. This scholarship is designed to help youth grow as farmers, whether it is further education, a startup farm, purchasing a first animal or attending an agricultural camp. All Junior Livestock Show participants between the ages of 8-14 are encouraged to submit a 200-250 word essay answering the following questions. Feel free to be creative!

  • 1.What is your favorite part about farming?
  • 2.Why is farming important?
  • 3.Share your story! We’d love to learn more about when you started farming, what type of animals you have, who inspired you to be a farmer, etc. The sky is the limit!

The Scholarship Awards: The scholarship recipients will be determined by representatives of the awards committee consisting of representatives from the Junior Livestock Show and Chobani. Two scholarships (Seniors) and two scholarships (Juniors) will be presented to the winners on the final day of the Junior Livestock Show as part of the Parade of Champions awards ceremony.

To Apply: Both Junior and Senior essays should be mailed to The Farmers’ Museum, Attn. Meg Preston, PO Box 30, Cooperstown, NY 13326. They may also be emailed to m.preston@nysha.org. We look forward to receiving your essay!

          Last updated August 18, 2020