Trips and Awards for Youth

Awards

4-H Scholarships

  • Current 4-H member who is graduating from high school or is attending a college/university.
  • The Lincoln County 4-H Leaders Association, Inc., may award up to three $500 scholarships (two from the Leaders Association and one provided by funds donated from the O’Tannenbaum tour) to qualified applicants.  This award must be used for programs of study at any accredited college, university, or technical college.  The recipient will be paid the $500 award by the Lincoln County 4-H Leaders Association, Inc. when the Association has received written notification that the recipient has completed one grading period of study and is registered for the second period of study.  Written notification would consist of a grade report from the first period of study and a copy of the registration for classes for the second period of study. Also include a copy of your grade transcripts.
  • Scholarships are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2017-2018 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

Memory Book Awards

  • Many 4-H honors and award trips are based heavily on 4-H memory books members keep throughout the year.  Keeping records of 4-H projects also is an important way to teach young people how to organize goals, resources and accomplishments.
  • Visit the Memory Book page for all your Memory Book Needs!
  • Memory Books are due September 1st each year. (Deadline extended to September 18th for 2017.)
  • More information and forms can be found on the Memory Book Forms page

Key Award

  • Grade 9 and above (Must have 3 years of 4-H experience and one year as a youth leader)
  • The Key Award is one of the highest recognition a 4-H member can receive.  The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award is to provide special recognition to 4-H members who have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership ability, and actively participated in club and community.  The awards are presented at the following year’s annual 4-H recognition banquet usually held in October.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2017-2018 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

“I Dare You” Award

  • Grade 9 -11
  • This award is given in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential leadership.  The “I Dare You” Leadership Award is made available each year by the American Youth Foundation.  William H. Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina Company in St. Louis, who dared young people to achieve their highest potential and to influence others through lives of service, first offered the award in 1941.  The award takes its name from the book, “I Dare You”, written by Mr. Danforth, in which he commends the balanced life of mental, physical, social and spiritual development as the backbone of leadership.  Award recipients receive a personalized award certificate, a copy of I Dare You!, William H. Danforth’s classic motivational book, and an invitation to join other young leaders at the National Leadership Conference (http://ayf.com/camps/miniwanca/national-leadership-conference/).  The awards are presented at the following year’s annual recognition banquet usually held in October.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2017-2018 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

James W. Crowley Dairy Leadership Award

  • Grades 10 – 12
  • The James W. Crowley 4-H Dairy Leadership Award program provides recognition to youth who have excelled in their dairy project. The James W. Crowley Dairy Management and Extension Fund is the sponsor of this award.  We are pleased to name the award in honor and memory of James W. Crowley, longtime Extension Dairy Specialist and strong supporter of dairy youth projects.  County Award winners are eligible to compete for 15 state-wide awards.  State winners will receive plaques and the top two youth in the state competition will each receive $500 awards for continuing their dairy education.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in the 4-H Dairy Project and have at least two previous years of membership in the 4-H Dairy Project.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2017-2018 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

Trips – The Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Association, Inc. provides a 50% scholarship to all youth who are selected for these trips.  The estimated cost reflects the amount that the youth selected is responsible to pay.  

Youth can also earn funds towards trip opportunities by working in the 4-H Dairyland Stand or Raffle Booth at the Lincoln County Fair.  Funds earned by youth in this manner accumulate each year and will be held in their name by the Leaders’ Association until the youth requests to use them.

U.S. Space Camp

  • Grades 6-8 (Maximum age is 15 at the time of the program)
  • April 26-30, 2018
  • Delegates participate in hands-on mock space missions and other STEM activities in this NASA program while exchanging ideas with youth from across Wisconsin.
  • Camp takes place in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2017-2018 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF)

  • Grades 6-8 (entering grades 7 through 9 at the time of the trip)
  • July 15-20, 2018
  • Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program that takes place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile from the Washington, D.C. border. Delegates will build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action, practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking, work with others to create and accomplish goals, develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style, exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H’ers from across the nation and experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2017-2018 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference

  • Grades 7 – 10
  • June 25-28, 2018
  • Approximately 600 youth attend this pre-college program in Madison each summer.  Participants take part in educational seminars and assemblies and meet people from across Wisconsin.  They are encouraged to take what they learn and share it with others in their home community.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2017-2018 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

Citizenship Washington Focus

  • Grades 10 – 12 (minimum age 15 during trip)
  • June 16-24, June 23 – July 1, or July 7-15, 2018
  • Approximately 120 Wisconsin 4-H youth are selected to attend this leadership program held at the National 4-H Center in Washington, D. C.  Participants learn the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders.  The week consists of participatory workshops, speakers, committee work, field trips and social events.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2017-2018 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

National 4-H Congress

  • Grades 10 – 12 (Maximum age 18 as of January 1 of the year of travel)
  • November 23 – 27, 2018
  • National 4-H Congress is 4-H’s flagship event. For over 90 years, youth from the United States and its territories have participated in this youth leadership development conference. Congress provides youth with a quality educational and cross-cultural experience. Delegates learn about the needs and issues of youth while developing into capable, competent, and caring citizens.  Delegates participate in self-development seminars, tours and do community service while exchanging ideas with youth from across the country.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2017-2018 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

National 4-H Conference Consideration at State Level

  • Grades 10 – 12 (Maximum age of 18  on January 1 of the year of travel)
  • April 6 – 12, 2018
  • Lincoln County may nominate one youth per year to receive an application to compete to be one of six (6) to eight (8) Wisconsin youth selected to attend this working civic conference held at the National 4-H Center in Washington, D.C.  Each delegates selects an issue and collaborates with youth from across the country in an effort to help better direct future 4-H programming.  Delegates spend the majority of time contributing to stimulating, task-oriented groups.  One day is spent on Capitol Hill meeting with Wisconsin legislators.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are due November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2017-2018 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).

National 4-H Dairy Conference Consideration at State Level

  • Grades 10 – 12
  • Usually held in September
  • Each year, a select number of youth will be chosen to represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Dairy Conference. The National 4-H Dairy Conference is an outstanding networking opportunity where Wisconsin youth will have the chance to meet and interact with future dairy leaders from across the USA and Canada.  Participants learn about production, processing, marketing and use of dairy products, and develop a broader understanding of careers available in dairy production, biotechnology, genetics, marketing and other selected areas. The conference consists of participatory workshops on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus, speakers, tours and visiting the World Dairy Expo.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in the 4-H Dairy Project and have at least two previous years of membership in the 4-H Dairy Project.
  • Trips and Awards Applications are November 1 as part of the part of the Older Youth Opportunities Resume Process (see 2017-2018 Older Youth Opportunities Resume Guide).