Youth Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarship opportunity links are updated on an annual basis.  If you find that the information is not current, check back.

Bruce Field Scholarship: The Bruce Field Agriculture Award is sponsored annually by the Central New York Farm Progress Show, Inc. and offers $300 to a graduating senior boy and girl who reside in Herkimer County to be used to further their education in agriculture. Bruce Field was a past Agriculture Extension Agent and first Team Leader of the Herkimer/Oneida County Dairy Team.  He was always willing to pass on his agricultural knowledge to anyone who listened and was interested in the youth of our area feeling “they are the future of agriculture.”  Bruce’s untimely death stopped his personal education endeavors, but this award, in his memory, will help a boy and girl in Herkimer County follow his path. Applications must be submitted to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County by May 1st and are available through local high school guidance offices or by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension at (315) 866-7920, or by downloading Bruce Field Agriculture Award Form. View Guidelines Here


Alicia Kennedy Memorial Scholarship: A 4-H scholarship has been set up in memory of Alicia Kenney by the Merry Moos 4-H Club.  Applications can be obtained by calling the 4-H Office or by downloading the application form.  See guidelines for eligibility. Scholarships will be in the amount of $100.  Applications due to the 4-H Office by May 1st.


4-H Earn-a-Calf:
ELIGIBILITY:  Any Traditional Member 4-H’er (no Cloverbuds) involved in a 4-H dairy project, previous winners are not eligible.  Applicants must be active participants of the Herkimer County 4-H Program for at least one 4-H year prior to applying.

APPLICATION:  Completed applications must be submitted by October 1 to the 4-H office, 5657 State Route 5, Herkimer, NY 13350.

SELECTION:  Applications will be reviewed by a committee of three, made up of representatives from the agricultural community.  A time will be set up for an on farm visit or interview to talk with the applicant regarding their interests and objectives.

PRESENTATIONS:  Winners will be informed by letter and a formal announcement will be made at Member Recognition Night.  Letters will also be sent to non-winners.

THE CALF:  A registered purebred dairy calf must be purchased from a source other than the home farm.  The calf should be purchased by May first of the year following the award, preferably not more than four months old at time of purchase.

REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a 4-H Calf & Heifer Project Record is required for two years and must be submitted to the 4-H Office by June 1st of the year the award is given and the following year.  Records must be kept from date of purchase.  If records are not completed and turned in, animal will not be allowed to be shown at the Farmers’ Museum Junior Livestock Show.  Forms will be provided by the 4-H office.

Animals must be shown for TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS (starting with the year the award is received) at the Farmers’ Museum Junior Livestock Show in Cooperstown, the Herkimer County Fair AND the Mohawk Valley Regional Show in September.  Failure to meet any of these requirements could result in the repayment of the $500 award to the 4-H Office.

AWARD:  At least one award will be given in the amount of at least $500

SPONSORED BY:  Central New York Farm Progress Show

Earn A Calf Application 2020



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