Targhee Sheep Association Starter Flock Program
The U.S. Targhee Sheep Association (USTSA) will offer a free registered Targhee Starter flock to a deserving youth. The winner must be present to receive the flock and will be awarded one (1) ewe lamb, one (1) yearling ewe, and one (1) brood ewe donated by members of the USTSA. Each animal will be a USTSA registered animal, and at least QR in Scrapie Codon 171 genotype. The winner will also receive a $150 credit for use toward purchase of additional animals. Applications are due April 1. To learn more about the Targhee Sheep Starter Flock Program, review the application at the Targhee Home Page. Click on USTSA or WJTSA Starter Flock Application. Any young person, ages 9-17, as of January 1, may apply. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Mardy Rutledge at the USTSA office at 702-292-5715 or email Mardy Rutledge.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level. The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Students are encouraged to complete an online application by early November.
Youth in Action Awards
National 4-H Council accepts applications for the annual Youth in Action Awards. As one of the highest honors achieved, the awards have expanded to honor one remarkable 4-H’er within each pillar area: Agriculture and Animal Sciences; Citizenship; Healthy Living; and STEM. As part of this great honor, each of the four pillar winners will receive: a $5,000 scholarship; all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at Council's Legacy Awards and to participate in training opportunities and media engagements; Serve as the National Youth Spokesperson; In addition, one overall national Youth in Action Award honoree will be selected from the four pillar winners and will receive an additional scholarship. The online application will be live on the National 4-H Council website at www.4-h.org/4-H-Youth-In-Action from August 1 to October 23, 2017. For qualifications and application rules visit the Youth in Action Award website.
Nebraska Beekeepers Association Youth Beekeeping Scholarship Program ("NBA")
This grant provides the students with instruction in beekeeping, a complete hive, honeybee package, protective gear, hive tool, bee brush, smoker and a mentor to assist them during their first year. Students are to maintain their hive, records of their experience in beekeeping, complete a presentation before the association membership at their annual meeting. This program was started in 2008 to encourage young people to become involved in the industry of beekeeping. Only one scholarship per family. The application must be submitted to the Nebraska Beekeepers Association no later than Dec 1 of the current year.