4-H Awards, Contests and Scholarships

County Medals and Special Awards
Applications and Nominations on our website (click on title)

Awards will be given at the 4-H Award Show being held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Curry County Fair Stage.

Deadlne for applications is Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5 pm

County Medal Application

County Medals are used to recognize 4-H members in project or activity areas who have demonstrated increasing accomplishments and knowledge in their projects as well as in their leadership and citizenship activities.

Who is eligible?
•    Members must be in the 7th—12th grade
•    Members may receive only one medal per year
•    Members may receive the same medal once as an intermediate and once as a senior
Application Process
•     Submit a 1 page minimum 2 page maximum essay (12pt times new roman font) that describes in 
      detail the project and what you’ve done to improve your knowledge of it, as well as how it has
      benefitted you.
•     Essay must be signed by your club leader.
•     Submit your recordbook with essay by Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5 pm.









Clothing & Textiles


Dairy Foods

Dog Care

Energy Management


Fashion Review


Foods & Nutrition





Gardening & Horticulture



Home Management



Meat Animal: Beef, Sheep, Swine



Public Speaking

Plant & Soil Science




Shooting Sports


Veterinary Science

Special Award Nominations

Applications are also available at the 4-H Extension office. 

4-H Alumni Award
The 4-H Alumni Award is designed to recognize a Leader who was a member as a youth and
has continued to promote the 4-H experience through leadership as an adult.

Friend of 4-H Award
The Friend of 4-H Award is to be awarded to a person or business who has given overwhelming
support to the 4-H program over the past year.

Leader of the Year Award
This award is given to an outstanding 4-H Leader who has made major contributions to
the 4-H Youth Development Program.


County Scholarships (Applications will be available beginning August 1, 2016) 

Curry County 4-H offers scholarships for graduating seniors and 4-H Alumni. To qualify, applicants must be a senior in high school or have graduated from a high school in Curry County.  Applicants must also have completed a minimum of three years of 4-H including the current year. See below for a full list of requirements.

County Scholarships for Graduating Seniors:

  • Complete and submit the application located here.
  • Two letters of recommendation. One from school and one from a 4-H Leader.
  • Up-to-date 4-H Record Book.
  • Copy of High School transcript.
  • Indicate the County Scholarships you are applying for in the area for State Scholarship Selection. (Please apply for any you are interested in receiving.
  • Review the Rules & Requirements  for selection and payment procedures.

Local Scholarships 

Town & Country Animal Clinic $500 award
Brookings Night Home Extension $500 award
Dora Rumsey $1000 award 

State Scholarships 

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 go to State 4-H Scholarships.

Other Scholarship Opportunities for 4-H Members:

The Oregon Fairs Foundation offers this scholarship to support further education for 4-H members who have activitely participated in and supported the county fairs during their 4-H career. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide incentive for further education to an Oregon 4-H member as well as to recognize the meritorious work and achievment in 4-H at county fairs. Review the rules and requirements of this scholarship and download the application on the state website.

Curry County 4-H Alumni Scholarships 

  • Blanche Grover Wellock Memorial $1000(4-H Alumni Scholarship)
    Blanche was a 10-year Curry County 4-H member.  She excelled in several 4-H projects including horse, knitting, clothing, forestry, flower gardening and food preparation.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in Maryland.  Blanche represented the Oregon 4-H program as an International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) to Finland.  She was a loyal supporter of the 4-H club program and volunteered many hours assisting at county 4-H camp, 4-H trail rides, international programs and helping 4-H members with horsemanship. 
  • Brookings Night Home Extension Alumni Award $500

Application Process

Scholarship applications must include:

1.  A two page essay describing your growth in 4-H, with an emphasis on how 4-H has contributed to the development of your sense of Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character and Caring and Compassion.  Essay must be double spaced, with one inch margins, on single-sided 8 ½ “ x 11” pages.  Font should be either Times Roman or Arial, size 12.  

2.  A single, one sided 8 ½” x 11” page highlighting activities in your 4-H career.  This can include a description of your projects, programs you were involved with, community service activities or other 4-H events.  Format can be written or photos, drawings of other creative endeavors.  The goal is to represent yourself and what you have learned and accomplished in 4-H.  

3.  A copy of college transcript.

4.  Page 1 of the Oregon State 4-H Scholarship application form, signed by 4-H Alumni.  The application can be found here.

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