Franklin County 4-H Council Sponsored Trip Awards

Each year, the Franklin County 4-H Council raises money to support our local 4-H program. Part of the money they raise goes to providing 4-H teens with amazing opportunities to take part in trips and camps throughout Ohio and nationally. The opportunities that teens can apply and compete to receive full scholarships for include...

Citizenship Washington Focus: Dates Coming Soon
4-H leadership program for high school youth, ages 15-19, from across the country. The program uses our nation’s capital as a classroom to foster youth appreciation, understanding, and involvement in civic responsibility, government operations, and current issues.

Leadership Washington Focus: Dates Coming Soon (Entering grades 7-9 in Aug. 2021)
LWF is a 4-H leadership program for middle school youth. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border. Participants 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.

Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp: Dates Coming Soon (Ages 15 and older)
The State 4-H Leadership Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime, exciting, fun, challenging, in-depth, learn-by-doing leadership development experience. It is one of the best programs of its kind in the nation. Leadership campers plan, conduct, and evaluate the program themselves!

Camp Canopy: Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp: Dates Coming Soon (Entering Grades 9-12)
Camp Canopy combines educational sessions with instructors from Ohio’s top natural resource organizations (like the Ohio Department of Natural Resources) and industry experts from the state’s top educational institutions with the adventure of the great outdoors. Plus, the traditional summer camp activities.

Ohio 4-H Sea Camp: Dates Coming Soon (Ages 15-17)
The mission of Ohio 4-H Sea Camp is to offer teenage youth an introduction to the Great Lakes through hands-on experiences in a variety of aquatic-based programs. Sea Camp will enable participants to experience Lake Erie-based activities and culture such as aquatic science, water recreation, and fishing. 

Senior Shooting Education Camp: Dates Coming Soon (Ages12-18)
This camp will foster life skills in 4-H youth through the shooting sports curriculum and activities that will enable boys and girls to reach their fullest potential as capable, caring, and contributing citizens. This camp is held at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp in southern Ohio.

Buckeye Leadership Workshop: Dates Coming Soon (Ages 15 and older)
Designed as a balanced program of social, physical, mental, and spiritual activities. Participants are encouraged and empowered to experiment with new activities, develop new abilities, expand their creativity, practice and master new leadership skills, share ideas and personal skills, establish new friendships, and develop networks of human resources.

  • To apply for a Franklin County 4-H Trip Scholarship, complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application.
  • Submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 20, 2021.
    (2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210)
  • Some dates for these trips overlap with Franklin County dates which is beyond our control.
    Franklin County 4-H Camp: June 13-17, 2021 (Sunday-Wednesday)
    Franklin County Fair: July 17-24, 2021

2021 Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application (Word Document)


State 4-H offers a variety of awards and opportunities at the state level.

Ohio 4-H Older Youth Opportunities Chart

Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards

These 27 awards recognize a 4-H member's achievement in a specific area. Areas include: Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Clothing & Textiles, Communication, Companion Animals, Creative Arts, Dairy, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Goats, Health & Safety, Horse, Llama, Leadership, Mechanical & Engineering Sciences, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine, Veterinary Science, and Woodworking. Each achievement award winner will receive a trip to the National 4-H Congress and which is scheduled to be held in Atlanta, Georgia in late November 2021.

2021 Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application (Word Document)

Instructions & Details For Completing State 4-H Achievement Award Applications

Submission Instructions:

  • To apply to be selected as the county nominee for a State Achievement Award and compete for the statewide award, complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application.
  • Submit it to the Franklin County Extension Office no later than January 20, 2021. (2548 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210)
Helpful Resources:

2021 Eligibility Requirements & State 4-H Achievement Criteria
Creating a Winning Achievement Record
Photo Page Helpful Hints
My 4-H Record Book
Sample Action Verbs
Achievement Record Section Suggestions


Information about Other State Awards


Ohio 4-H Scholarships

Ohio 4-H recognizes and rewards individual excellence, whether it is in project work, leadership, citizenship, or community service. Ohio 4-H Scholarships were established in 1976 in order to help young people become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. There are currently 36 statewide 4-H scholarships being offered.

Criteria, Instructions, and Application

In addition to personal information, before beginning this 4-H Scholarship Application please make sure you have the following items available.

  • Academic honors you have received
  • If you are or will be an Ohio State student, your OSU username.# and ID# can be found on your receipt of admission application email
  • Information about your current or anticipated college or university (name, city, state)
  • Intended academic major
  • Detailed information about your major 4-H leadership roles; you should know the names of the roles, the years, level(s), duties, and accomplishments
  • Detailed information about major 4-H honors that you have received
  • Information about your educational, career, or personal goals and what impact 4-H has had on those ambitions
  • Personal statement explaining why a 4-H scholarship would be important to you achieving a college education AND how 4-H has contributed to your personal development, leadership, and other skills and to your likely success in life

Brief Descriptions of Ohio 4-H Scholarships Available

Ohio State Fair Scholarships

For questions and additional information about scholarships contact Allen Auck



2020 Recognition Booklet

       Outstanding 4-H MembersHonor Club

Member Awards - Going Virtual In 2020

  • Cloverbud Award Record Sheet

  • Clover Award 

  • 2020 Outstanding 4-H Member Application

    • The Franklin County 4-H Outstanding 4-H Member of the Year award is presented to members who have shown growth and excellence in projects, leadership, citizenship, public speaking, and overall participation in 4-H learning experiences. Judges select the award recipients by reviewing all of the following application requirements:

      1. Applicants must complete the Clover Award Form and meet the requirements for a Gold Level Clover award in the current year.

      2. Applicants must meet the requirements for the Community Service, Public Speaking, and Leadership Pins

      3. Applicants must complete this application and submit it and all of the forms required in the above requirements no later than September 4, 2020.
    • The Outstanding 4-H Member application is an online survey with several short essay questions. To access it you should click the link. You can prepare to complete the application by reviewing the questions prior to starting the survey:
      • List all of your completed 2020 4-H projects and any ribbons/awards received. (all applicants)

      • Explain your experience in 4-H beyond your 4-H projects. How have you been involved? (all applicants)

      • What is one goal you have for your 4-H experience in the future?
        [If this is your last year in 4-H, share how you achieved a 4-H related goal you made for yourself.] (all applicants)
      • How has 4-H encouraged you to do service within your club, school or community? How has community service made a difference in your life and/or the lives of others? (applicants ages 12 and older)

      • Describe a time when you took a leadership position when you did not have the title of a leader. (applicants ages 15 and older)

Club Awards

  • Helping Hands Club Community Service Award - for 4-H Club Advisors

  • Honor Club Guidelines - for 4-H Club Advisors