Awards & Scholarships
Award Applications Due - October 7, 2019
With the support of volunteers and community partners the Benton County 4-H program is able to prosper while empowering our youth to be strong and dedicated community leaders. We want to thank and recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of these individuals and groups. Selected nominees will be recognized at the Annual 4-H Award and Recognition Banquet each fall.
Please fill out the following applications to nominate a deserving 4-H adult leader, organization, business, community partner, or club. Applications are available at our office or you may print them. Completed forms need to be submitted by Monday, October 7, 2019 to our Benton County 4-H office or emailed to Kelly.
4-H Award and Recognition Banquet will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Benton County Fairground Auditorium beginning at 6pm.
This award is intended to recognize individual club leaders (co-leaders, assistant leaders, project leaders, resource leaders) who have provided exceptional leadership, made a special contribution or impact on youth in the 4-H program, their club and/or community.
Up to eight Awards are given each year: Large Animal (not including horse), Small Animal (not including dog), Horse, Family Consumer Science, Arts, & Sciences, Cloverbud, Wildlife Stewards, Dog and Associated Projects (Shooting Sports, Dance, Camp, etc.).
This award recognizes our local businesses, organizations and community partners for their outstanding contributions and who have given generously of their time and/or resources.
This award recognizes a 4-H club who has made outstanding contributions to their local communities. These efforts must have responded to real community needs and had a positive impact.
A county medal recognizes a 4-H member’s growth in the work they have done in a particular project area. It looks at project skills learned, as well as community service, mentorship, and/or demonstrated leadership in which the member has participated. It recognizes the individual rather than the project. Members may only receive a specific county medal once per project in each age division (intermediate & senior), with the exception of members may receive a fashion revue or achievement medal in the same year they receive a project medal.
4-H Scholarship Applications
Due - January 15, 2020 (Application links will be updated in November 2019.)
Benton County 4-H currently offers the following scholarships to currently enrolled graduating high school seniors who are interested in pursuing higher education. All scholarships have specific eligibility requirements, please review these prior to applying.
Bateman Scholarship, Decker Scholarship, Hitchcock Scholarship, and Moos Scholarship.
Other Scholarship Applications
Due - April 15, 2020
Benton County Horse Advisory Scholarship
Kathy Wells Memorial Scholarship