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 Scholarships

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: Scholarship Summary Scholarship Summary

Most Improved GPA Award
  • $250 per recipient; awarded to one full-time, in-house member of each freshman, sophomore and junior class along with first semester seniors annually 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.
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Rachel Strode-Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Award
  • $500 per year; application due September 20th of each year; recipient determined by Selection Committee and announced at Dad’s Day Banquet.
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Financial Need Award
  • Dollars offered through an application process; application due November 15th to Mary McKee Board Chair; recipient(s) determined by Mary McKee Board.
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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.
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Mary Thatcher (Mom T) Scholarship Award
  • $2,000 per year to one recipient or $1,000 paid to two recipients; application due February 1st of each year; recipient(s) determined by Selection Committee and announced at Mom’s Day Banquet.
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Patricia Ann Borelli Outstanding New Member Award
  • $100 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
  • $500 per year; recipient determined by vote of Active Members of 4-H House around March 15th and announced at Mom’s Day Banquet.

Tutoring Program

House Members who are in need of tutoring assistance can communicate such need with the 4-H House Scholarship Chair and/or President and Mary McKee Board Chair. Tutoring requests will be considered on a case by case basis by this group. The Mary McKee Board will pay the tutor for tutoring and charge the participants. The group (Scholarship Chair, President and Mary McKee Board Chair) will also receive feedback from the tutor to determine whether the House Members who requested the assistance actively participated in the tutoring sessions. If they actively participated, the charge will be waived but if not, the charge will remain and added to their last housebill.