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4-H Tuesday News

June 23, 2009
WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

In this issue. . .

  • 4-H National Congress and 4-H National Conference
  • WSU Offers Second Lamb 300 Short-Course
  • JC Penney Afterschool Mini Grants
  • Funding opportunity - due 08/03/2009
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Job Opportunity
  • Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation


4-H National Congress and 4-H National Conference
--Jan Klein

Have you ever attended a 4-H National event? It is a great opportunity to see a ‘bigger' picture of 4-H and network with other 4-H staff and volunteers from other states.

I am accepting applications for 4-H National Congress, November 28-December 1, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia and for 4-H National Conference, March 20-25, 2010. We are piloting a new national chaperone application and selection process and you will need to review both the chaperone guidelines and application. If you are interested in applying for either national chaperone position, please let Jan Klein know. National 4-H Congress chaperone applications are due by July 10, 2009.

chaperone guidelines

chaperone application

WSU Offers Second Lamb 300 Short-Course
--Submitted by Jerry Newman

Washington State University Extension and Departments of Animal Sciences are excited to announce the second WSU LAMB 300 short-course that will be offered October 1-3, 2009 at the WSU Department of Animal Sciences on the Pullman Campus.

WSU LAMB 300 is a three-day, hands-on workshop designed for progressive individuals involved with the sheep industry.  The course will focus on teaching producers, feeders, and marketers (regardless of the size or type of operation) how to produce and market quality lambs and lamb products.  Participants will learn how environmental, nutritional, genetic, and managerial factors contribute to meat quality.  Participants will also learn how meat quality factors influence the price producers receive for lamb and lamb products marketed through various outlets.  This program will increase one's understanding of lamb quality and marketing, enabling participants to make informed decisions to improve profitability, competitiveness, and wholesomeness of the livestock they are producing.  The course will feature nationally recognized speakers in the area of sheep production, feeding, processing, and marketing.  The featured speaker for the 2009 course is Mr. Greg Ahart and Mr. Jamie Callison.  Ahart is the General Manager for Superior Farm Lamb Processing plant in Dixon, California and is nationally recognized for his vast experience and knowledge in various segment of the sheep industry.  Callison is the Executive Chef for WSU's School of Hospitality and Business Management.  Callison is well recognized for understanding the restaurant industry and the demands of developing niche markets to local restaurants.  

The registration fee for WSU LAMB 300 is $150 per participant, which covers meals, materials, and parking arrangements.  Hotel accommodations will be the responsibility of the participants.  The course is limited to 32 participants and will be available on a first-pay, first-serve basis.  Registration deadline is September 1, 2009.

For additional information on WSU LAMB 300, contact:  Jan Busboom, WSU Meat Specialist, (509)335-2880 or; or Sarah M. Smith, Area Animal Science Educator, (509)754-2011, Ext 413 or  More information and registration forms are available on the WSU Central Animal Agriculture web page at under “Upcoming Events”.

JC Penney Afterschool Mini Grants
--Janet Edwards

National 4-H Council is pleased to release the RFP for the 2009 4-H Afterschool Mini-Grants. To review the RFP and apply for funding, please visit the online portal at

Grants are to be used to pay tuition for youth to attend an afterschool program for the upcoming school year.  The youth must not be currently enrolled in a program.  The program must be a 4-H partner and must be a five day a week program.  One other stipulation is that the program operates within 20 miles of a JC Penney store. 

Let me know,, if you have questions and I will help you sort through the grant to see if it might work in your area.

Funding opportunity - due 08/03/2009
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is accepting applications for a five-year Demonstration project targeted to young people ages 16-21, in rural areas (including Tribal lands and other rural Native communities) who are approaching independence and young adulthood, but have few or no connections to a supportive, family structure or community. For purposes of this announcement, "rural" is defined as any geographical area that: (a) has a population under 20,000; and (b) is located outside a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Please note the following goals. This is a good opportunity for collaboration

Three Connectivity Goals: The plan submitted to FYSB should outline specific approaches, strategies and activities to be employed in pursuing the goals of increasing youth connections in three dimensions - Survival Support Services, the Community, and Education/Employment.  These connections are highlighted below, with examples of particular service areas of concern:

Scholarship Opportunities
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

Below is a list of scholarship opportunities. Feel free to share this information with others.


•  Student Inventors Scholarships  

•  Student Video Scholarships

•  Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships

•  Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships

•  Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

•  Brand Essay Competition  

•  Gates Millennium Scholarships (major)

•  Xerox Scholarships for Students        

•  Sports Scholarships and Internships  

•  National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)    

•  Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)    

•  Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

•  FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships  

•  Presidential Freedom Scholarships

•  Microsoft Scholarship Program    

•  WiredScholar Free Scholarship  

•  Hope Scholarships & Lifetime Credits

•  William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

•  Multiple List of Minority Scholarships    

•  Guaranteed Scholarships  

•  BOEING scholarships (some HBCU connects)  

•  Easley National Scholarship Program  

•  Maryland Artists Scholarships

•  Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida)

•  Historically Black College & University Scholarships    

•  Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

•  International Students Scholarships & Aid Help

•  College Board Scholarship  

•  Burger King Scholarship Program

•  Siemens Westinghouse Competition  

•  GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds  

•  CollegeNet's Scholarship Database  

•  Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid  

•  Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel  

•  Scholarship & Financial Aid Help

•  FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info)  

•  Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students

•  Scholarships and Fellowships

•  Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies  

•  HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)

•  Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities  

•  INROADS internships

•  NAACP Scholarships  

•  Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships  

•  ScienceNet Scholarship  

•  Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide  


•  The Roothbert Scholarship Fund

Job Opportunity
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

Families, 4-H, and Nutrition
Nutrition and Family Sciences
National Program Leader (Child and Adolescent Development)


Promotion potential: GS-15

Closing date: 07/27/2009

Who may apply:  All U.S. Citizens

You may use the following link to view and/or apply for this position:

In the keyword search, type in the vacancy announcement number: CSREES-2009-0082

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is seeking an Executive Director for the Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation to work on the University of Maine at Orono campus.

Job Description

Job Announcement


Just a Reminder!

When you have new Extension staff that will be working in some capacity with 4-H, please let Nancy in the State 4-H Office know. They will be added to mailing lists, added to the 4-H Talk list serve, sent a 4-H Welcome Packet, and be assigned a state 4-H staff person as a point of contact, as appropriate. 4-H News is sent via the 4-H Talk list serve each week. Archived copies of previous weeks “Tuesday 4-H News” are available on the 4-H web site: Please send submissions by Friday of each week to Tiffany Boswell, State 4-H Office, Detailed event information and registrations forms can be found on the 4-H web site.

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