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Jodi Baumgartner
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007

Johnna B. Jennings
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199

Ogle County 4-H

Ogle County 4-H

4-H Scholarship & Award Opportunities

  • Illinois 4-H Experience Award PDF
    Any Illinois 4-H member may complete this application. The Experience Award offers recognition for members who participate in activities and events. You will find the enclosed application looks familiar… because it is! Since you earned a Gold Clover Award with your blue sheets, (awarded at your club meeting) I am sending you the application again to see if you can earn the Diamond or Emerald Clover Award. (awarded at the Illinois 4-H Recognition Program).

  • Illinois 4-H Livestock Scholarship Application Word
    The Illinois 4-H Livestock Scholarship, sponsored by the Illinois 4-H Foundation, offers $1,000 scholarships. Currently enrolled 4-H members who are seniors in high school or already college age may apply. Three years of 4-H enrollment in 4-H livestock projects and focus on an agricultural degree and career are required. Applications are due postmarked by March 1 of the year applying.

  • Illinois 4-H State Records PDF
    The Illinois 4-H Award Application is for state award consideration. Members must be 15-18 years of age to apply. Finalist can win one of three options: 1) Trip to National 4-H Congress, 2) College Scholarship, or 3) Scholarships to help cover expenses to a national 4-H event/conference.

  • Illinois Farm Bureau and Affiliates 4-H Premier LCP Award PDF
    Open to 4-H members 17 and above by December 1. Applications must be submitted by local Extension offices to the State 4-H Office by January 8, 2016. Each county may submit two applications to the state level. The two-tier awards program includes plaques for the top ten scoring members and invitations to the 3-day intense Premier 20 Youth Leadership Conference in April.

  • Key Award PDF
    The Illinois State 4-H Key Award is a statewide recognition program, sponsored for older 4-H. The purpose of the award is to reward members exhibiting outstanding leadership, community service, and mentoring during their 4-H involvement.

  • Legacy of Leadership Scholarship Application PDF
    The Illinois 4-H Legacy of Leadership Scholarship, sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau, offers ten 4-H members the opportunity to attend the two day Premier 20 Leadership Conference.

  • Quick Tips for the Illinois Experience Award Application PDF

  • State Fair Junior Horse Show Scholarship PDF
    This scholarship is open to 4-H and FFA members who are in their last year of membership eligibility and who have exhibited at the State Fair Jr Horse Show at least once in the last three years. Applications, recommendation letters, and high school/college transcripts are due postmarked no later than September 15.

  • Superior Young Producer Scholarship Program
    The Superior Young Producer Scholarship Program is offered by the Illinois State Fair to 4-H and FFA members who are exhibiting in any of the following species at the State Fair: Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, and Horses. This contest-driven scholarship requires that the youth be a current exhibitor at the State Fair in the species for that contest. (For example, you must be exhibiting Sheep at the current State Fair in order to compete in the Sheep SYP contest.) Youth participate in several contests; five overall winners in each species receive $1,000 scholarships. Contests may include judging, skill-a-thon/hippology stations, management test, meat identification, and/or quality assurance testing. Registration is due by July 1; forms are available on the Illinois State Fair website, under Competitions and the Junior Livestock Premium Book.