4-H Awards, Contests and Scholarships

County Medals and Special Awards
Applications and Nominations are DUE: October 16, 2015 by 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 October 16th at 5PM.


Achievement Agriculture Automotive
Beef Bicycle Bread
Citizenship Clothing & Textiles Arts
Computer Conservation of Natural Resources Consumer Education
Dairy Foods Dog Care Energy Management
Entomology Fashion Review Fitness 
Food & Nutrition Preservation Safety
Goats Forestry Gardening & Horticulture Geology
Health Home Management Horse
Leadership Meat Animal: Beef, Sheep, Swine Photography
Poultry Public Speaking Plant & Soil Science 
Rabbit Safety Sheep
Shooting Sports Swine Veterinary Science

Special Award Nominations

Applications are also available at the 4-H Extension office. All nominations are due by Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5 pm.

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.

Captain John Yegge 4-H Memorial Scholarship (Applications due October 30, 2015).

This annual $200 scholarship has been established in memory of Captain John Yegge to recognize his love and compassion for all animals. Each year, one boy and one girl are eligible for this award.

Who is elibgible to apply? Students grades 4th-12th that exhibit a love for animals, but may not have the financial ability to start a new small animal 4-H project are eligible to apply. Award recipients must carry the animal as a project and exhibit the animal at the 2016 4-H Qualifying Show. Interested members must submit an application and short essay explaining why they believe they should be selected along with a signed parental consent statement.

  • Captain John Yegge 4-H Memorial Scholarship Application.

Saddle Contest

Winsmuir Farms in Sixes, Oregon donated this beautiful Australian Saddle to the Curry County 4-H Horse Program.  It has a 17" seat.  If you are an enrolled 4-H Horse Member please write a brief essay about why you would like to have this saddle.  Your name will be put into a drawing, which will be done at the October 8, 2015 4-H Leaders Meeting.

Australian Saddle 

Poultry Coop

Have you always wanted to have poultry (chickens, ducks, etc)? A generous donor has provided an opportunity for 4-H members who have never had a poultry project to win the "Bungalow Full Coop"
pictured below.  The application is here or you can pick it up at the 4-H Extension Office. The contest deadline is Friday, November 6, 2015 at 5 pm.


County Scholarships (Applications due February, 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 and have an up-to date 4-H Record Book.  See below for a full list of requirements.


  • Complete and submit the Oregon State 4-H Scholarship Application. This includes an essay.
  • Two letters of recommendation. One from school and one from a 4-H Leader.
  • Up-to-date 4-H Record Book.
  • Copy of transcripts (High School or College)
  • Indicate the County Scholarship you are applying for in the area for State Scholarship Selection
  • Review the Rules & Requirements  for selection and payment procedures.

County Scholarships:

  • Blanche Grover Wellock Memorial (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.
  • Graduating Seniors
    • Town & Country Animal Clinic ($500)
    • Shear Heaven ($250)
    • Dora Rumsey (2 x $1000)

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 on Oregon State 4-H Scholarships visit:


Alumni Scholarships

Curry County 4-H Alumni Scholarship

 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.  Completed Oregon State 4-H Scholarship application form, signed by 4-H member.   The application can be found at http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/recognition/scholarshipapplication2015.pdf

Other Scholarship Opportunities for 4-H Members:

Dog Project Scholarship

The Chintimini Kennel Club, Corvallis, Oregon, offers a $1000 scholarship annually for post-secondary education to Oregon high school seniors. Those who are involved in dog-related activities such as Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Guide or Hearing Dog raising, etc. are encouraged to apply. Leadership and community/school activities also are considered.  The scholarship is in honor of Dr. Jodi Engels, a long time Oregon State University faculty member who was a leader in many aspects of dog sports both locally and nationally.  Applicants must enroll in a college, university, community college, or vocational education program by winter term of the year following graduation from high school. Application deadline April 30.

Applications and more information about the scholarship may be found at the Chintimini Kennel Club web site: www.chintiminikennelclub.com/jodiapplication.pdf.

Oregon Fairs Foundation

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 at: http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/2009-state-fair-4h-scholarship-summary

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