Awards & Recordbooks

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Record keeping is a very valuable skill taught to members of the Texas 4-H program. Members are encouraged to keep project records and have these records reviewed annually by submitting a Texas 4-H Recordbook. The primary purposes of completing a recordbook are for a young person to develop the skills necessary to set goals, work toward achieving those goals, reflect on his/her experiences, and set new and higher goals for themselves. A secondary benefit is to prepare young people for the process of completing quality academic scholarship applications.

Fort Bend County Recordbook deadline will be Monday, June 17, 2019 by 5:00 pm.

Required forms and resources at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/recordbooks/.

Items offered on Texas 4-H website:

  • Family Guide to Recordbooks
  • Recordbook PowerPoint Overview
  • Recordbooks Checksheet
  • Recordbooks At A Glance Guide
  • Recordbook Categories
  • Personal Information Page
  • Tip Sheet – Junior
  • Tip Sheet – Intermediate
  • Tip Sheet – Senior

Overview of Recordbook Contents

Junior
(3rd-5th Grade)
Intermediate
(6th-8th Grade)
Senior
(9th-12th Grade)
  • Check Sheet
  • Personal Info. Page
  • Report Form
  • Score Sheet
  • Check Sheet
  • Personal Info. Page
  • Story & Photo Portfolio
  • Report Form
  • Score Sheet
  • Check Sheet
  • Personal Info. Page
  • Story & Photo Portfolio
  • Report Form
  • Score Sheet
Attach 2 copies for County. If advancing attach 3 for District & 3 for State.

 STAR AWARDS star_shooting - Copy

The Star Awards are a series of awards showing progression of 4-H involvement, including growth and diversification of both the 4-H member and their projects/events.  The series begins with the Rising Star (Step 1), Bronze Star (Step 2), Silver Star (Step 3), “I Dare You” Award (Step 4), and ultimately ending with the Gold Star (Step 5).  Each award may only be received once.

These awards were designed to be received in the sequence stated, but being a prior recipient of an award is not a requirement.  Once you have received a step award you may not apply for a lower step award (no regression). A 4-H Recordbook will need to be submitted with each of the star award.

List of Star awards available:

Rising Star–(JUNIORS) must be at least 8 and in the 3rd grade but not over 10 as of Aug. 31 of current 4-H year and must have completed at least one year in 4-H including current year
Bronze Star–(INTERMEDIATE) must be 11 years old but not over 13 as of Aug. 31, of current 4-H year and must have completed at least 2 years in 4-H including current year
Silver Star–applicants must be at least 14 years of age but not over 19 as of August 31 of the current 4-H year and have completed at least 3 years in 4-H including the current year.
“I Dare You”–applicant must be at least 15 years of age but not over 19 as of Aug. 31 of the current 4-H year and have completed at least 3 years in 4-H including the current year.
Gold Star–must be 15 years of age but not over 19 as of Aug. 31 of the current 4-H year and have completed at least 3 years in 4-H including the current year.

The deadline for submission is Monday,June 17, 2019 by 5:00 pm to the Extension Office.

Click here to download the application.


Outstanding Leaders & Hall of Fame

Intermediate Leaders are 4-H members that should be in at least 6th grade August 31 of the current 4-H year and have three (3) years of 4-H experience. The intermediate leader works as an assistant to and under the supervision of an adult or senior leader. The 4-H Club Manager Guide Manual outlines the many different types of responsibilities that an intermediate leader can assume.

Senior Leaders are 4-H members that should be in at least 9th grade as of August 31 of the current 4-H year. They should be able to accept full responsibility for a 4-H club, project group, short-term group, or special activity. They must have served as an active intermediate leader one (1) year immediately prior and have three (3) years of 4-H experience. It is recommended that intermediate and senior leaders work with younger 4-Hers, in the range of third grade to fifth grade.

Adult Leaders must have been a 4-H leader and/or manager for five (5) years.

The Hall of Fame Award may be presented to an individual, business, company or organization (not a present 4-H leader or 4-H parent) that has contributed to the success of the county 4-H program.

The deadline for submission is Monday,July 1, 2019 by 5:00 pm to the Extension Office.

Click here to view/download the application!


AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS   Gold Star

  • A. P. George Scholarship
    (Guidelines & Application) ***revised May 2018

  • Texas Opportunity Scholarship,
    this is Texas 4-H’s big one!

    • The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship. Texas 4-H members can apply for scholarships in three areas, baccalaureate, courageous heart, and technical. Former Texas 4-H members will be able to apply for scholarships through the collegiate scholarship program.Changes for the 2019 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Process:
      • All applications (except collegiate) must be submitted through 4-H CONNECT.

      Reminders:

      • Applicants must work directly with their school administrators to ensure they have quartile ranking for their application. A quartile ranking is required to be considered for a Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship.
      • Any incomplete or incorrect application submitted will not be considered.  It is the responsibility of the 4-H member and parent/guardian to ensure all information is correct and complete prior to submitting.  Absolutely no follow up or updates will be allowed once submitted.

      APPLICATION

      All applications (except collegiate) must be submitted through 4-H CONNECT and meet all criteria to be considered.

      https://Tx.4honline.com

      Event Title: 2019 Texas 4-H Scholarship Application

      APPLICATION GUIDES, ATTACHMENT PACKETS, & FAFSA INFORMATION

       Due dates and deadlines for 2019 Scholarship process are as follows:
      November 2018 – January 2019                Applicant complete FAFSA
      Set by County Office                                     Application due to County Office
      February 1, 2019                                           County Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*
      February 15, 2019                                         District Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*
      April 12, 2019                                                Interview selection notification
      May 3-5, 2019                                               Interviews in College Station
      June 11-13, 2019                                           Awards Assembly in College Station

      *The status of “APPROVED” on 4-H CONNECT simply means that the information was submitted.  It does not indicate eligibility or awarding of a scholarship.

      Requirements for the Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart Scholarships

      All applications MUST meet the minimum requirements/criteria to even be considered for judging (see guidelines for complete details).  Those applications not meeting the requirements should not be approved in 4-H CONNECT by the County Extension Agent.

  • Fort Bend County Fair Scholarship

  • Texas Extension Education Association Scholarship

    (See Chapter 12 – Awards/Recognitions/Scholarships)

    • The Texas Home Demonstration Association was organized in August, 1926 by 399 women attending a Farmer’s Short course at A&M University. One of the purposes for organizing was to establish a scholarship for a deserving 4-H girl. This original scholarship of $200 has grown to 12 in 2002, given annually at $1000 each; however, in 1997, only four $l,000 scholarships were given due to lack of funds. Funding of these scholarships began with a 5 cent donation per member in 1926. Scholarships are now funded through the annual TEEA budget and awarded to a 4-H boy or girl.
    • For more information about this scholarship, contact your County Family and Consumer Science Agent. They will work with the District TEEA Directors for deadlines. Find your local county office.

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