4-H National Congress and 4-H National Conference
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or Sarah M. Smith, Area Animal Science Educator, (509)754-2011, Ext 413 or email@example.com. More information and registration forms are available on the WSU Central Animal Agriculture web page at http://animalag.wsu.edu under “Upcoming Events”.
JC Penney Afterschool Mini Grants
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 http://grants.4-h.org/.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2009-ACF-ACYF-CX-0081.html
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:
- Survival Support Services: Case managed connections to stabilize youth in housing and in service fields of: Healthcare, Substance Abuse, and/or Mental Health.
- Community: Connections to Community Service, Youth and Adult Partnerships, mentoring, Peer Support Groups, and/or PYD activities.
- Education/Employment: Connections for High School/GED completion, Post Secondary Education, Employment, Training, and/or Jobs.
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs
Below is a list of scholarship opportunities. Feel free to share this information with others.
BELL LABS FELLOWSHIPS FOR UNDER REPRESENTED MINORITIES http://www.usca.edu/intercultural/pdf/Scholarships.pdf
Student Inventors Scholarships http://www.invent.org/collegiate
Student Video Scholarships http://www.christophers.org
Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships http://www.coca-colascholars.org
Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships http://holocaust.hklaw.com
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http://www.aynrand.org/contests
Brand Essay Competition http://www.instituteforbrandleadership.org/IBLEssayContest-2002Rules.htm
Gates Millennium Scholarships (major) http://www.gmsp.org
Xerox Scholarships for Students http://www.xerox.com/go/xrx/template/009.jsp?ed_name=Careers_Technical_Scholarship&view=Feature
Sports Scholarships and Internships http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?key=/ncaa/ncaa/academics+and+athletes/scholarships+and+internships
National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ) http://www.nabj.org/programs/scholarships/index.php
Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/audience/students.shtml
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net/v1
FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships http://www.finaid.org
Presidential Freedom Scholarships http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships
Microsoft Scholarship Program http://www.microsoft.com/college/ss_overview.mspx
WiredScholar Free Scholarship http://www.collegeanswer.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship_search.jsp
Hope Scholarships & Lifetime Credits http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/HOPE/index.html
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm
Multiple List of Minority Scholarships http://www6.miami.edu/financial-assistance/Scholarship/black.html
Guaranteed Scholarships http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/
BOEING scholarships (some HBCU connects) http://www.boeing.com/educationrelations/scholarships/
Easley National Scholarship Program http://www.naas.org/senior.htm
Maryland Artists Scholarships http://www.maef.org/
Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida) http://www.jackituckfield.org/
Historically Black College & University Scholarships https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/Scholarships_and_Aid/Diversity_Scholarships/hbcuScholarship.html
Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students http://www.beanactuary.org/college/scholarships.cfm
International Students Scholarships & Aid Help http://www.iefa.org/
College Board Scholarship http://cbweb10p.collegeboard.org/fundfinder/html/fundfind01.html
Burger King Scholarship Program http://www.bk.com/companyinfo/community/scholarships.aspx
Siemens Westinghouse Competition http://www.siemens-foundation.org/
GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds http://www.lulac.org/programs/scholar.html
CollegeNet's Scholarship Database http://mach25.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/M25/index
Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid http://www.aflcio.org/index.cfm
Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm
Scholarship & Financial Aid Help http://www.blackexcel.org/fin-sch.htm
FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students http://www.back2college.com/
Scholarships and Fellowships http://www.ifapa.org/Brochures/MINORITY_SCHOLARSHIPS1.pdf
Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies http://www.paralegals.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=13
HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world) http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/721.htm
Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities http://omsa.uchicago.edu/opportunities/
INROADS internships http://www.inroads.org
NAACP Scholarships http://www.naacp.org/youth/scholarships/index.htm
Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships http://www.baeo.org/programs?program_id=2&program_category_secondary_page_id=30
ScienceNet Scholarship http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html
Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/list.phtml?category=MINORITIES
RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD http://www.rhodesscholar.org/info
The Roothbert Scholarship Fund http://www.roothbertfund.org/scholarships.php
--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: http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/a9csrees.asp
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.
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: http://4h.wsu.edu/. Please send submissions by Friday of each week to Tiffany Boswell, State 4-H Office, email@example.com. Detailed event information and registrations forms can be found on the 4-H web site.