Achievement Pins and Scholarships
Individual Achievement plans are offered to assist members in designing a yearly program for themselves which· takes optimum advantage of the 4-H experiences available. Achievement awards recognize the accomplishments earned by 4-Hers and awarded yearly during the annual Achievement Night Celebration at the end of the 4-H year. Applications due by October 1, and to be turned in with youth Record Books to the Extension Office.
The achievement plans offered are:
Plan Recommended Ages
Membership Age 7
Bronze Age 8
Clover Age 9
Emerald Age I 0
Silver Age 11
Silver Guard Age 12
Leadership Age 13
Gold Age 14
Gold Guard Age 15
The 4-H member can only receive one pin a year. Members are able to select the achievement plan most appropriate to their skill level. A member who joins 4-H at age 12 could begin working on the Silver Pin rather than beginning with the Bronze. However, the membership pin can only be awarded upon completion ofthe first year in 4-H. It is possible for members who join when they are older to pick up easier awards after completing more difficult ones ifthey chose to do so.
The tasks required for each award gradually become more difficult and increase in number each year. In addition, the focus of achievement for each year moves from local club work for beginning awards to county, state, regional and national activities for more experienced members.
The achievement award plan is designed for members to earn a pin a year. The gold pin and the gold guard can only be received after the leadership and silver guard pins have been received.
Please find below scholarship opportunities for 4-Hers through local funding and the State 4-H Office.
State 4-H Scholarships
The Kansas 4-H Scholarship Application Form is to be used for all Kansas scholarships. A member only needs to submit ONEapplication. The scholarships are for high school seniors and some are for college undergraduates. The Scholarship Application Form, can be found below. Applications are to be submitted to the Extension Office by January 15.
2018 Kansas 4-H Scholarship Application~ Due to local office by January 15th. If after hours drop off, please place in well-marked envelope and place in mail slot.
Local 4-H Scholarships
We are currently working on local scholarship opportunities for youth. Please continue to check in frequently and watch for posts on our public Facebook page.
Dion Fezzell Memorial Scholarship - Applications are due to the Extension Office by January 15
The Irene and L.N. Hart 4-H Memorial College Scholarship- Applications are due to the Extension Office by January 15
Wyandotte County Fair Foundation Scholarship - Applications due to Wyandotte County Fair Foundation by February 15