Nebraska 4-H Awards & Recognition

Nebraska 4-H recognizes and awards individuals and groups for outstanding achievements and contributions to their community, club, and their own personal development. Recognition and awards are available throughout all levels and programs of 4-H.

Club Grants & Awards

NIFA Grant

The purpose of the Nebraska 4-H Foundation’s Governor’s Agricultural Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) is to recognize 4-H clubs for the work of the individuals in the club and the community service work of the entire club.

This grant can be used to fund local service projects in the community or county.

All Governor’s Agricultural Excellence Award applications must be submitted by April 1. Follow the link to the application.

Club of Excellence

The overall goal of 4-H clubs is to develop enthusiastic young people who boldly take action to demonstrate life skills as capable, caring, confident, competent kids of character thus contributing to the improvement of themselves, their family, their club, their community, and their world. One way clubs might choose to measure their success in meeting that goal is their ability to gain status as a Nebraska 4-H Club of Excellence.


Individual Awards

4-H Achievement Application

The Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application replaces the Career Portfolio. The Achievement Application will be used at the county level to select winners for Stanton County awards and will be used at the state level to select winners for 4-H Congress, Conference, scholarships and other leadership opportunities that arise statewide. By having 1 form that more closely resembles the kinds of questions being asked on college applications and in resumes, 4-H’ers will be better prepared to be college and job ready while keeping a record of achievements.

Two versions of the application are available:

Junior Achievement Application for ages 8-14 (county only awards)Senior Achivement Application for ages 15-18 (county and state awards)
Junior PDF Form Senior PDF Form
Junior Word Doc Senior Word Doc
Google Doc Google Doc

Achievement Application Workbook - a guide to completing you Achievement Application. Can be helpful to understand what kinds of information will be useful in completing you Achievement Application. 

Examples of Achievement Applications

Junior Example

Senior Example 1

Senior Example 2

Diamond Clover Program

The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover program encourages 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as a competent, caring, and contributing citizen. The program's overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience. The Nebraska 4-H Diamond Clover Program is design for all ages of 4-H members.

The program consists of six levels that require a 4-H member to plan and report a broad range of age-appropriate accomplishments. The program is designed to enable every 4-H member willing to exert the effort an opportunity to be recognized, regardless of how they are involved in 4-H.

Forms for the different levels maybe picked up at the Extension Office or access from the link above along with more information.

Clover Kid Record Book