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FAIRFIELD COUNTY 4-H AWARDS

Award applications will be sent to leaders in March. Here is summary of awards available to 4-Hers. Please call 203-3264 or email-edith.valiquette@uconn.edu with questions.

Every June, 4-Hers are recognized for project achievement, service, and involvement in 4-H in a variety of categories. The list below describes each award and the necessary nomination process. Look at the list now to help you acquire the criteria needed for any awards you may be interested in. Call Edé Valiquette with any questions or requests for applications. Applications are necessary for all awards. All applications are due to the 4-H office by May 1. This is a firm deadline. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

AWARDS OPEN TO ALL 4-HERS

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Super 4-Her – available to any 4-Her. Must complete five mandatory requirements plus ten electives.
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Spirit – any youth that has been in 4-H from one to three years who exemplifies the spirit of 4-H.
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I Can Make a Difference - recognition of individuals who complete a specified number of volunteer hours at any non 4-H, not for profit organizations or agencies.
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Activity Scholarship – available to any 4-Her for various activities: Washington Focus, Teen Conference, Teen Weekend, Teen Connection, and 4-H Camp among others. Financial need not a criteria.
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Helping Hand – recognition of individuals or groups who organize, conduct, and evaluate community service projects and activities that benefit their community
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Good Character does Count-recognition of adults/youth who exhibit qualities such as honesty, fairness, integrity throughout the year.
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Fairfield County Extension Council- Community Service/Entrepreneurial Projects
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4-H PROMOTION- The purpose of this award is to encourage groups or individuals to promote 4-H through their club activities.
Youth and leaders are encouraged to complete this form together.
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gropus or individuals

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SPECIAL AWARDS

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Clover Award – recognition of 4-Hers in school or after-school programs.
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AWARDS OPEN TO JUNIORS

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Junior Fallback Committee – juniors between the ages of ten and thirteen as of January 1 of this year may be eligible. Participates as a junior member of Fallback Committee.
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Junior County Ribbon Award – not to have reached thirteenth birthday as of January 1 of this year and a member of 4-H at least two years. Awards given for Leadership, Public Speaking, and Achievement. Must submit record book. Leader recommendation required.
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AWARDS OPEN TO SENIORS

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY 4-H SENIOR COUNTY MEDAL AWARDS
Click here to download description and elligibility form.
thirteen years of age or older as of January 1 of this year and a 4-H member at least two years. May apply for more than one project area. Must submit record book and project record for each application. Leader recommendation required.
Senior County Medals may be awarded in the following project areas:
Citizenship
Citizenship, Community Service, Government, International Study
Communications and Expressive Arts
Public Speaking/Radio/TV, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Photography, Video, Writing, Art, Drama/Theater, Arts and Crafts, Collections, Needlecraft, Music, Knitting, Clowning/Mime, dance/Movement, Graphic Arts, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
Consumer and Family Sciences
Fashion Revue, Clothing and Textiles, Consumer Education, Home Environment, Child Care and Development, Babysitting and Family Life
Environmental Education and Earth Sciences
Environmental Education, Earth Sciences, Conservation and Natural Resources, Collections, Forestry, Energy Management, Fisheries and Wildlife, Geology and Minerals, Weather and Climate, Recycling/Composting, Water, Outdoor Education/Recreation, Archery, Waste Management, Tractor
Healthy Lifestyle Education
Food Safety, Fitness and Sports, Food and Nutrition, Food Preservation, Healthy Lifestyles, Mental/Emotional Health, Sexual Health, Growth/Development/Disease, Physical Health, Athletics, Safety, Home Nursing/CPR/First Aid, Bicycle Safety, Double Dutch, ATV Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Vision Education
Leadership
Animals
Animals, Agricultural, Beef, Cats, Dairy, Horse, Sheep, Swine, Dairy Goats, Dog/Care Training, Rabbits/Cavies, Working Steer, Small Animals, Birds and Poultry
Plants
Flowers/Gardening/Houseplants/Fruits/Vegetables, Crops and Weeds, Ornamental Horticulture, Field Crops, Plant and Soil Science
Science and Technology
Animal Science, Food Science, Meat Science, Embryology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, Astronomy, Automotive, Petroleum Power, Entomology/Bees, Biology, Veterinary Science, Wood Science, Computers, Aerospace, Plant Pathology, Marine Science, Geology, Electronics, Electricity,
Workforce Readiness
Career Exploration, Entrepreneurship

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College Scholarship – awarded based on total involvement in 4-H. Must submit record book and application. Leader recommendation required. Awards up to 1,000.
Click here to download the Completing the College Scholarship Application Form as a PDF, and click here for the Word document version. Click the following links to download the general information and sample form, as a PDF, and a Word document.
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Connecticut 4-H Report Form – used to select members for state and national recognition such as National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Conference, Dairy Conference, etc. Also used for Washington Focus and Teen Ambassadors. Some programs have a statewide selection process.
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ADULT VOLUNTEER AWARD

For 4-H leaders and community members who show outstanding support and dedication to
4-H.
Download the form here in Microsoft Word format.

COMMUNITY SERVICE MINI-GRANTS

Purpose of the mini-grants is to provide funds that help and encourage 4-H groups/individuals to organize, conduct, and evaluate projects and activities that benefit their community. Applications accepted any time during the 4-H year. Download the form here in Microsoft Word format.