4-H Scholarships & Awards

Nebraska 4-H Awards & Recognition

Visit State website for more information.

Diamond Clover - The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program encourages 4-H youth to engage in a variety of programs, projects, and activities that will enable youth to acquire skills and abilities that will prepare them for success in the future.

National 4-H Congress - Award program which provides recognition to 4-H youth for their outstanding performances and achievements in 4-H. Held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. Apply with Senior Achievement Application. 

National 4-H  Conference - Premier national civic engagement opportunity for 4-H members across the country. Held annually at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Apply with Senior Achievement Application.

Gage County 4-H Awards & Recognition

Due October 2, 2023

Gage County Awards Application (4-H Form 2023)

  • This form is REQUIRED to receive scholarships/awards.
  • Select project areas, scholarships, and special awards in which you are applying for county level awards.
  • Substantial evidence should be provided in Career Portfolio/Achievement Application for award areas applying for.
  • Can apply for more than one project area, scholarship, or special award.

4-H Career Portfolio -OR- Achievement Application

  • Both versions are accepted, submit only one.
  • Career Portfolio: structured and outlined summary of projects and activities participated in the 4-H year.
    • Must fill out sections 1-5
    • Show growth in your 4-H experiences throughout the years.
  • Achievement Application: Complete 3 pages outlining your 4-H experiences, goals, and “career spark.” Show growth through your 4-H experiences – consider mentioning previous years and how you have grown/learned.

Special Awards

  • 4-H Rookie Award – first-time experience (doesn’t have to be your first year in the 4-H program, can be your first time doing a project)
  • 4-H Hard Luck Award – outlines something that didn’t go right and how you prevailed or learned from the experience.
  • 4-H Flop Award – A project that went really wrong, outline what you plan to do next time to remedy it.
  • Memorable 4-H Experience – something that stands out and you will remember for years to come.
  • Write a one-page story. Can include photos. Include with your Gage County Awards Application – this is separate from your Career Portfolio/Achievement Application.

***Both Career Portfolio and Achievement Application are accepted, do not have to submit both. Senior Achievement Application is only accepted for State and National Awards. 

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Gage County 4-H Scholarships

Due January 5

Nebraska 4-H Foundation

Due March 15

Merlyn Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Gage County Agricultural Society Scholarship ($500)

Kenneth Reed Memorial Scholarship

Gage County 4-H Council - Youth Character Scholarship ($500)

Brandt & Rozell Memorial Scholarship

Evie Crawford Memorial Scholarship ($500) must have participated at Gage County Fair Livestock Premium Auction

Due April 1

Youth at Work Grant - Application          Youth at Work Grant - Final Report (Due October 15)

Due April 15

Robert L. Kracke Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Due October 15

Youth at Work Grant - Final Report (Due October 15)

Due November 30

Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship