Contact Us

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
jbmgrtnr@illinois.edu

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
jbjennin@illinois.edu

Ogle County 4-H

Ogle County 4-H

4-H Scholarship & Award Opportunities

  • 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 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 University of Illinois Extension 4-H Key Award, is for older 4-H members and rewards those who exhibit outstanding 4-H leadership, community service, and service as a mentor. A member may receive this recognition once during their 4-H career. Applicants must be 4-H members, 16 to 18 years of age by September 1 of the 4-H year in which they are applying. (Applications are due January 8, so members must be 16-18 years of age by the previous September 1). Each Extension unit may submit a maximum of three applications for award consideration each year. A maximum of 30 4-H members will receive the Illinois 4-H Key Award annually. Awards are presented at the Illini Summer Academies in June. Local Extension offices must submit applications to the State 4-H Office, postmarked no later than January 8.

  • Legacy of Leadership Scholarship Application PDF
    The Illinois 4-H Legacy of Leadership Scholarship, sponsored by the Illinois 4-H Foundation, offers six, $1,000 scholarships each year. Currently enrolled 4-H members who are seniors in high school or already college age may apply. Five years of 4-H members are required. Applications are due March 1.

  • 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.