Celebrate all that you accomplish! Apply for a 4-H Award this year.

For all Award Descriptions & Guidelines:
Download the Awards & Recognition Handbook


2023 4-H Awards Program: August 12, 2023

(Location: Helotes 4-H Activity Center, Helotes, TX)

All county awards and college scholarships are presented. We recognize 4-H adult volunteers for their hard work and 4-H members for their accomplishments.

All Awards will be SUBMITTED ONLINE using:

Awards, Deadlines & Forms:

Club Level Awards & Recognition
Deadlines set by Club Manager
*Outstanding Rookie Nominee due by June 12, 2023 (5:00pm)

County Level Awards & Recognition
DUE June 12, 2023 (5:00pm)

Adult Awards & Recognition
County Level DUE June 12, 2023 (5:00pm)
State Level:

  • County Level Awards
    • Award of the Clover – Must be a registered Adult Volunteer on 4HOnline to receive this Award.
    • The Gift of Time Award [Word Doc] [PDF]
  • State Level Awards: See for Awards Submission.
    • Texas 4-H Alumni Award
    • Leader’s Legacy Award
    • Meritorious Service Award
    • Commendable Service Award
    • Texas 4-H Salute to Excellence

Scholarships (In chronological order by submission deadline)

Bexar County Junior Livestock Show Scholarships
Due Late November

Bexar County Junior Livestock Show presents scholarships to graduating high school senior members who have actively participated in 4-H and exhibited an animal at a stock show. Please find more details and application located: HERE.

Texas Farm Credit Scholarships
Due December 1 Annually

Texas Farm Credit offers two programs that recognize high school seniors who excel in the classroom and in their FFA chapters and 4-H clubs. For more information click here.

4-H Foundation Opportunity Scholarships
Due Mid February

The Texas 4-H Foundation oversees a scholarship program that awards over $1 million annually in college scholarships. Each year hundreds of Texas 4-H members receive financial support ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. 4-H members wishing to apply will need to be a senior in high school and complete the SAT and/or ACT to meet minimum score requirements. GPA restrictions and other limitations apply.

Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) 4-H Scholarship
Due Mid February

This scholarship is for high school seniors who have been involved in 4-H for four years, have shown leadership and personal development, plan to get a college or vocational degree, and have not passed their 19th birthday by January 1 of the current application year. Applications are submitted to your county AgriLife Extension office.

Texas 4-H Collegiate 4-H Scholarship (For College Students ONLY)
Due Mid February

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation provides a limited number of collegiate scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in a Texas college or university. These scholarships are awarded to deserving former 4-H members who have continued to excel in both academics and service at the collegiate level. See the link below for more information.

Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship
Due March 1 Annually

Texas Farm Bureau offers scholarships for enrolled college students and for high school students who have not yet graduated. For more information click here.

Bexar County 4-H S.A.L.E. Scholarship
Due Late April/Early May

The Bexar County 4-H program is incredibly fortunate to receive money from the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and provide graduating seniors an opportunity to earn scholarship money toward a college education. The Bexar County 4-H S.A.L.E. scholarships are awarded each year to applicants based on their 4-H career (Current year’s Recordbook and a Scholarship Form serves as the application), and an interview. GPA restrictions and other limitations apply.

Bexar County Horse Leaders Association Scholarships
Due: July Annually

The Bexar County Horse Leaders Association Scholarship is designed to recognize 4-H members who have participated in the 4-H Horse Project and who have gained and demonstrated knowledge and skills in the principles of horsemanship. Graduation High School Seniors are eligible to apply.

Stock Show Scholarships

When you apply for a 4-H scholarship, you are automatically entered into the application process for stock shows in Texas. Stock show scholarships are based on your placing in the overall scholarship program.

The exception is Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. You will be considered for the main Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo scholarship in your general 4-H scholarship application, but Houston has other scholarships you can apply for separately. You can only receive one scholarship from Houston so we recommend that you apply for the main 4-H scholarship as well as any others you qualify for with Houston, such as the exhibitor scholarship. See a list of all scholarships available from Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

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