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4-H Extension Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
4-H in Fayette County
4-H Award & Scholarship Applications
Check here for information about scholarships and awards you can receive in 4-H.
- * 2017 Fayette County 4-H Award Overview *
*Award applications are due to the office October 16, 2017!
- 2018 4-H Youth in Action Awards Program
Due October 23, 2017
- 4-H EEC Electricity Award Application
The Energy Education Council offers a Plaque each year to the outstanding 4-H’er in the Electricity project in each county. Please submit this application to your local Extension office by the date requested. All 4-H’ers enrolled in the 4-H Electricity Project are eligible to apply. One plaque is awarded in each county. (You may not apply for this award if you have already received it.) Due September 10, 2017 to the office.
- 4-H Veterinary Science Award Application
This application must be submitted to your local Extension office for submission by their stated deadline in order to meet the early January deadline for State 4-H Award applications. Please check with your local Extension office for specific dates. Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to submit this application: • Be between the ages of 15 and 18 (inclusive) by September 1 of the 4-H year in which they are applying • Be currently enrolled in the Veterinary Science project; and • Have been enrolled in the Veterinary Science project at least three years (current year included). Due to the office December 18, 2017
- Award Overview for Clubs
- Award Overview for Members
- Excel Level Recognition for Clubs
Any club enrolled with their local Extension Office by August 1 of the calendar year in which they are submitting an application is eligible to apply. The application should reflect the involvement of club members and leaders working together as a team toward the accomplishment of a common goal. The activities and projects must relate to the specific award category and must be completed from September 1 of the previous year to August 31 of the year in which the application is being completed. For County 4-H Consideration: For county level recognition, clubs are only required to complete Cover Page and Section 1: Club Information!
- Excel Level Recognition for Members: Illinois 4-H Award Application
For County 4-H consideration: Applicants ages 8-18 by September 1 of the 4-H program year in which they are applying are eligible for county recognition. Sections 1-3 will be scored for recognition in bronze, silver, or gold levels. Only one essay is required for the county to be considered in the communications, community service, leadership, personal growth, or project mastery award areas. For State 4-H consideration: Applicants must be 15-18 years of age by September 1 of the 4-H program year in which they are applying. The Application consists of a 3-page form and attached pages with responses to two required essay questions. No additional lines may be added to sections or pages (besides those required for the essay questions) to this application. The typed application must be submitted to the county office by December 18, 2017.
- Experience Level Recognition for Members
Applicants, ages 8-18 years by the beginning of the 4-H year, must complete the application by marking the experiences achieved over the September 1, 2016-August 31, 2017 program year. Members will be recognized based on the level achieved-bronze, silver, gold, diamond or emerald.
- Extension to ACES Scholarship
University of Illinois Extension and the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Science (ACES) are pleased to offer up to 54 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. University of Illinois Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, offering educational programs to residents of all of Illinois' 102 counties. Two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded in each of the 27 Extension Units. To apply, visit academics.aces.illinois.edu/scholarships/new-students. Award decisions will be made on a rolling basis beginning December 1, 2017 until all are awarded.
- Fayette County 4-H Alumni Award
This award recognizes a Fayette County 4-H alumnus for their outstanding career accomplishments and leadership in civic, community, and professional activities.
- Fayette County Friend of 4-H Award
This award recognizes a person or organization whose leadership, actions, and support have contributed to the improvement and promotion of the Fayette County 4-H Youth Development Program.
- Member of Standard Award Checklist
To be a "member of standard," 4-H members must meet the specific requirements for their age group. Recognition for member’s performance is selected based on their participation each year of 4-H. The standards are broken into three categories: Project Achievement for 8-11 years old, Service Achievement for 12-14 years old, and Leadership Achievement for 15-18 years old.
- Premier LCP Award
The 4-H Premier LCP Award is sponsored for older 4-H members in Illinois. The purpose of the award is to reward members exhibiting outstanding leadership, citizenship, cooperation, and professionalism during the past 4-H program year (September 1 through August 31). Although all members can apply, the program is designed to recognize and promote achievement in the agricultural industry. Applicants must be enrolled 4 H members who are at least 17 years of age by December 1, and cannot have reached their 19th birthday by September 1 of the year they submit the application. A maximum of two applicants per geographical county may be submitted for the state competition. Applications are due to the Fayette County office by December 18, 2017.
- Progress Award
Leaders are encouraged to consult with members and parents to determine what the member would like to do and learn – their 4-H project goals. Leaders can then recognize the growth and achievements of each member through presenting them with a certificate of progress.