4-H Award Applications – Due October 1
The Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application is a standard application form used for the selection of county and state award winners, including Nebraska delegates to National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference, as well as Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarship award recipients.
Two versions of the application are available:
- Junior Achievement Application for ages 8-14 (county-only)
- Senior Achievement Application for ages 15-18 (state-eligible)
- All 4-H members are eligible to apply for awards. See Awards Application for a full list.
- 4-H member must be enrolled in the project in which they are applying.
- One application per 4-H member.
AWARD AREAS (For Both Junior and Senior)
- Agriculture (Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Plant Science)
- Leadership and Entrepreneurship (Community Action, Community Development, Communication & Expressive Arts, Civic Education & Engagement, Leadership, Entrepreneurship)
- Healthy Living and College and Career Preparation for My Future (Health, Nutrition, & Fitness, Social & Emotional Well Being, Consumer & Family Science, Career and College Readiness)
- STEM (Environmental Science, Engineering & Technology)
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Download the application form at https://4h.unl.edu/achievement-application
- County Award applications are due October 1.
- For seniors applying at the State Level for Nebraska 4-H Foundation Scholarships, National 4-H Conference, and National 4-H Congress, those applications must be emailed to 4HAchieves@unl.edu by January 15.
COMPLETING THE APPLICATION
- Limit “My 4-H Experiences” section to a maximum of three (3) pages for juniors and four (4) pages, single-spaced, 12-point font. A fifth page is allowed for delegate applicants.
- In the selection process, significant accomplishments in your 4-H experience, leadership, community involvement, and career spark are given more consideration than the number of 4-H projects completed.
- Creativity is encouraged, use bullet lists, photos, infographics, etc. to help tell your 4-H story.
A complete application includes:
- About Me Page
- My 4-H Experiences Section
- 4-H Experiences
- Leadership Experiences
- Community Involvement/Service Learning Experiences
- Career Spark
- DELEGATE APPLICANTS ONLY: Representing Nebraska 4-H answers (1 page max)
- SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS ONLY: Nebraska 4-H Foundation Scholarships page
- Copy of current transcripts
- ACT/SAT scores
4-H Award Applications – Due October 1
YORK COUNTY SPECIAL AWARDS
First Year 4-H’er – 4-H members in their first year of 4-H are eligible to apply for this award. The judging committee will pick one from all first year entries that shows the most growth, participation, and leadership.
Outstanding Senior Award – The 4-H Council Scholarship Program offers two types of scholarships to 4-H members each year. The Outstanding 4-H member scholarship is selected based on the 4-H Member’s completed Nebraska 4-H Senior Achievement Application. A completed Career Portfolio may be included with the application materials, but is not required. 4-H members may only apply for this award in their senior year of high school.
Application requirements are a completed Nebraska 4-H Senior Achievement Application (https://4h.unl.edu/achievement-application), plus the one page York County Award Application sheet indicating the individual’s intent to apply for the scholarship.
Diamond Clover Awards – 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 designed 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.
More information and applications can be found at http://4h.unl.edu/diamond-clover