Go to Washington, D.C. for a week in June to experience our nation's capital, meet your legislators, and meet 4-Hers from around the country. During this week-long trip, delegates have the opportunity to tour the Smithsonian and the National monuments as well as visit with Montana Senators and Representatives. Montana delegates travel as a group with two adult chaperones.

County agents should recommend delegates for participation. Delegates travel as a group with chaperones to the National 4-H Conference Center. The week is comprised of workshops related to the congressional process, meetings with your legislators, a cultural evening, and visits to monuments and museums on the mall.

Trip dates June 11-16, 2023 and July 2-7, 2023.                Application Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2023.
Current 4-H members 4-H age 14-19.

To apply, contact your County Extension Agent or print and complete the application and return it to your county.

The cost ranges from $2,000-$4,000 depending on flight costs. Check with your county agent about contributions from your 4-H Council. The Susan Dufner scholarship is available to one individual age 17 or over (by the time of travel).

There are up to two adult chaperones. Those currently involved in 4-H are eligible to apply. Deadline is Monday, February 13, 2023. Complete chaperone application and return to state 4-H office.

Susan Dufner Scholarship Information

Scholarship Application (Due Monday, February 13, 2023)

Through a memorial established with the Montana 4-H Foundation in memory of Susan Kay Dufner, this is a scholarship to help fund a trip for one 4-H member (age 17+) to attend the Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF).

Who: 4-H members must be enrolled in 4-H and 17 years of age or older by the time of travel. Recipients may not have received a prior 4-H award for any out-of-state trips.

What: One recipient per year is awarded money to offset the cost of the Citizenship Washington Focus trip.

How: Complete and return the following scholarship application to the Montana 4-H Center (due date to be determined).

Scholarship Application


CWF Website

For more information regarding this program please contact Christine Sommers-Austin at [email protected]