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4-H practices positive youth development. This concept is based on the belief that positive outcomes for young people don’t happen by chance. Instead, it is up to parents, schools, youth organizations, and the entire community to help young people learn and grow. Recognition not only provides an incentive for further learning, but it also fosters the development of self-esteem and self-reliance. Additionally, recognition and award programs provide individuals and businesses an opportunity to publicly support young people and their accomplishments, leading to a better connection between youth and community.
“My 4-H Resume” and “My 4-H Story”
Many recognition opportunities require an applicant to submit their 4-H Resume (formerly called the Permanent Record). This record is a summary of 4‐H work done in all projects for every year a member is in 4‐H. Members start this record during their first year in 4-H and then keep it up to date. Not only does it help members track their growth and accomplishments, but it’s a helpful tool when filling out other forms for 4‐H, school, and scholarships.
“My 4-H Story” gives youth an opportunity to describe their experience in 4-H in their own words.
- For more information, view the Sample Format for “My 4-H Story” (PDF)
Coos Youth Auction Committee Scholarship
The Coos Youth Auction Committee Scholarship is open to any graduating senior of a Coos County High School who is furthering his or her education at a recognized college, university or technical/vocational school, and who is currently enrolled in the 4-H or FFA Auction Animal project (and has been for the past three years).
- For more information or to apply, download the Coos Youth Auction Committee Scholarship Form (PDF)
The Esch Scholarship honors the memory of Marissa Esch, an outstanding 4-H member. This scholarship provides incentive for further education to a Coos County 4-H member, and recognition for meritorious work and achievement in 4-H.
- For more information or to apply, download the Esch Scholarship Form (PDF)
This program is intended to facilitate the growth of promising leaders in the State of Oregon by developing the skills needed to flourish within their local communities. This is a need-based scholarship with criteria focusing on an individual’s involvement in his or her community, rather than academic or athletic performance.
- COMING SOON: New online application for the 2017 academic year goes live October 1, 2016!
The McCarthy Scholarship honors the memory of Tarra McCarthy, an outstanding 4-H leader and alum. This scholarship provides incentive for further education to a Coos County 4-H member, and recognition for meritorious work and achievement in 4-H.
- For more information or to apply, download the McCarthy Scholarship Form (PDF)
The State 4-H Program in Oregon offers scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are currently enrolled in the Oregon 4-H program, and have been members for a minimum of three years, including the current year. For more information, visit Oregon’s State 4-H Scholarships.