Awards & Scholarship Opportunities

4-H Grants/Scholarships

Governor's Agricultural Excellence Award (NIFA Grant) - submit application by March 1, 2021 deadline extended until April 1, 2021

February Nebraska 4-H Month Promotion Grant Application  -  due April 1

Nebraska State Summer Camp Scholarships - due before registering for the summer camp

Cedar County 4-H Council Project Grant - submit project application before any scheduled 4-H Council meeting.  Summary of completed project due by September 15

4-H Council Activity Scholarship Application - due September 15 - scholarship for camp or educational activity attended  (pdf file - 1 page)

Career Portfolio - If youth would like to keep a record of all their 4-H and community service activities, this is a good resource.

4-H Achievement Application  - Cedar County Award Application due September 15, 2020
   In addition to county & state projects awards, National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference recipents will be chosen from these applications (when submitted onto state by January 15).

Diamond Clover Award Program - due September 15

Nebraska 4-H Gives Back - must complete a major service-learning project to benefit community

Clubs of Excellence Award - due September 15
Or you may complete this combined Clubs of Excellence & officers form (this is a fillable form)

Outstanding 4-H Achievement & Service Awards - due September 15
      Letter (*pdf - 1 page)                     Cover Sheet (*pdf - 1 page)
      Criteria (*pdf - 2 pages)               Evaluation (*pdf - 4 pages)

National 4-H Youth in Action Awards - due March 29, 2021

4-H Club of the Month Application - Any 4-H club can nominate themselves to be the "Club of the Month."  Each month, a winner will receive a $50 cash card from the Nebraska 4-H Foundation and a certificate.  Sponsored by Nebraska 4-H Foundation & Nebraska 4-H Ambassadors

FSA Youth Loan Program -  Need assistance in starting an ag-related project (bucket calf, sheep, swine, seed, etc.) or business venture, check out this program available to help youth finance the many kinds of income-producing agricultural projects.

College Scholarships

For a list and description of all state recognition/awards opportunities available for individuals and clubs visit Nebraska 4-H Awards & Recognition

Nebraska 4-H Foundation Senior Scholarships  -  due January 15, 2021 using the new Annual Achievement Application (view for list of all state 4-H scholarships available)

Teachers Scholars Academy Scholarship - application due February 1, 2021

Animal Science: Inspiring Your Future Scholarship Competition - $5000 scholarship for student enrolled in animal science program at UNL, enter by February 15, 2021

CASNR Change Maker Competition - submit 2-minute video, on how you want to make a difference in the world, by March 1, 2021 for chance to win $1000 CASNR Scholarship

Jarvis Memorial Scholarship - for females attending UNL and residing at Love Memorial Cooperative Residence Hall; application due March 15, 2021

Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards (NACEB) Scholarship - $1000 scholarship for student entering CASNR or CEHS at UNL;  application due March 16, 2020

4-H Council Senior Scholarship - due April 1, 2021

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship - $10,000 scholarship, application deadline April 1, 2021

Independent Professional Seed Association - Agricultural Degree Scholarships - $2000 scholarships, application deadline extended to April 30, 2020

Norfolk Beef Expo Scholarship - due October 16, 2020

Martha & Don Romeo Scholarship Application  -  due December 2, 2019  (*pdf fillable file - 6 pages)