4-H Awards

Awards:

  • Wisconsin 4-H Key Award (Grades 9-12) – Wisconsin State Award
  • James W. Crowley Dairy Leadership Award (Grades 10-13) – Wisconsin State Award
  • Step Into the Future Award (Grades 11-13) – Lafayette County Award

Application Details: Applications for each of the awards: Key, James W. Crowley Dairy, and Step Into the Future will require multiple components for consideration.  Please make sure to include the following 4 items: Appropriate Application for each award, Cover Letter (specific to award), 4-H Resume with References, and a signed Letter of Recommendation.

 

AWARD Details:

Key Award The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award Program recognizes a select group of 4-H participants who’ve demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied leadership skills, and actively participated in the functions of their 4-H club and community. Selection of 4-H Key Award recipients is based on an evaluation of the candidate’s total 4-H record. To be eligible, candidates must be in 9th grade or above and must have completed at least three years of 4-H and one year of youth leadership. The quota of award recipients is determined by county 4-H enrollment of youth ages 14 years and older. Quotas are 2% of that population or a minimum of two per county.   This award is only given once.  The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and WI 4-H Foundation sponsor this important leadership award.

Needed Application Components: Application, Cover Letter, 4-H Resume with References, Signed Letter of Recommendation

Due: January 15, 2024

KEY AWARD Application

Sample Cover Letter

Award Resume Example

 

 

James W. Crowley Dairy Leadership Award- The 4-H Dairy Leadership Award provides recognition to youth who have excelled in their dairy project.  Eligibility for this award includes: Must be currently enrolled in the 4-H Dairy Project and have at least two previous years of membership, must be in 10th-13th grades as of January 1, and should have an outstanding record of involvement and accomplishments in the 4-H Dairy Project.  The county winner, along with up to two additional nominees will be submitted for the state award process.  State award nominees will complete a written application and submit a letter of recommendation from their county educator or dairy project leader.  Of those nominated for the state award, 20 applicants will be selected for interviews at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Fifteen (15) state-level awards will be presented annually to outstanding 4-H Dairy Project members.  Award plaques will be given to the top fifteen and the top three will each receive $1,000 cash awards.  Additionally, the top 4-H member that is a Junior in high school as of January 1 will be offered a $5,000 scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison and enroll in the Department of Dairy and Animal Science.  Another donor funds this scholarship, but the winner is identified through the same process.

Needed Application Components: Application, Cover Letter, 4-H Resume (specifically include Dairy Project details) with References, Signed Letter of Recommendation

Due: January 15, 2024

James W. Crowley Award Application

Sample Cover Letter

Award Resume Example

 

 

Step Into the Future Award-This award is given to one or two outstanding older 4-H members each year.  It is offered as recognition of excellence in character and well-balanced personal development, as well as demonstrated qualities of constructive leadership.

Needed Application Components: TBD

Due: January 15, 2024

Step Into the Future Award Application – TBD 

Sample Cover Letter

Award Resume Example