Awards & Scholarships

4-H members are displaying their certificates for the scholarships they earned.

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4-H Member Awards

4-H awards are one way to recognize members, volunteers, and clubs for the outstanding work they do in their club, community, country, and world.

Citizenship Award

Recipients have contributed back to 4-H at several levels such as: project, club, county, district, state, or beyond.  They will also have high participation, strong achievement, and various leadership and community service roles.

Community Service Award

Service to the community is a fundamental principle of 4-H because involvement in service helps shape lifelong values.  Members are eligible to receive this award.

Growth Achievement Award

Recipients have shown accomplishments in 4-H overall for an extended period of time.  They show a positive attitude, involvement, growth, breadth and depth in projects, and in activities  on the club and county level.

Kiwanis Award

Recipients are members who have shown growth in 4-H and display the potential to become future leaders and role models.

  • 4-H members completing grades 6, 7, or 8
  • Maximum of 15 recipients from Fond du Lac County
  • Club leaders recommend recipients

Leadership Award

Recipients display outstanding work as a youth leader on the club and county level, with emphasis on leadership, teaching, and sharing knowledge.

Officer Awards

Officer awards are determined based on the Officer Record Books, which are due to the UW-Extension office at the same time as member record books.  Officer Record Book forms and award information can be found on the Club Leadership Page.  The following positions are eligible for officer awards:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Reporter or Historian

Project Awards

A 4-H member is given a project award for excellent work in a specific project.  Members who are successful in two or more related projects are eligible for additional recognition and might receive an agriculture, arts & communication, home & family, mechanical sciene, or natural science award.

Wisconsin 4-H Key Award

This is the highest state 4-H award earned by members who have shown consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills, and actively participated in their 4-H club and community.

  • Grades 11-13
  • Up to 7 recipients from Fond du Lac County
  • Application

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4-H Club Awards

Community Service Award

Service to the community is a fundamental principle of 4-H because involvement in service helps shape lifelong values.  Clubs are eligible to recieve this award.

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4-H Volunteer Recognition 

Any individual involved with Fond du Lac County 4-H may nominate an adult, business, or group who has provided continued support to the county 4-H Program for special recognition.  Awards are presented at the annual 4-H Leader Banquet.

4-H Alumni Award

This is to recognize an individual who, at one time, was a 4-H member and currently shows much support for the 4-H program.

4-H Volunteer of the Year (less than 10 years of service)
Lifetime Volunteer of the Year 
(10 or more years of service)

This is to recognize an individual who has done an outstanding job of volunteering.

Friend of 4-H

This is to recognize an individual, business, or group from the community that has shown much support for the 4-H Program in a variety of ways.

Meritorious Leader

This is to recognize an individual who was never a 4-H member and currently shows much concern and responsibility as a 4-H Leader.

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Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame

In recognition of the Wisconsin 4-H Centennial, a statewide 4-H Hall of Fame was initiated in 2014. It recognizes individuals or businesses with significant contributions to the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development program.

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Scholarships are available for 4-H members that are graduating from high school this year.  The Thuerwachter Scholarship applies to 4-H alumni as well. 

County 4-H Scholarships

 4-H Project Scholarships

State 4-H Scholarships

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