Michigan 4-H State Awards 2020

The Michigan 4-H State Awards Program provides 4-H members a learning experience where they can develop career skills by using their 4-H experiences to compile a portfolio similar to a professional application while receiving recognition for their 4-H involvement. The application process will help youth build their skills in communication, literacy, record keeping, and marketable skills. The application will require youth to reflect on their past 4-H experiences and provide thoughtful responses. 4-H State Awards recognize youth for their engagement and learning in the 4-H program, focusing on the skills they have gained; not necessarily the past achievements and awards received. Once completed, a 4-H State Awards portfolio may be a useful tool that can be referenced when completing future job, college, or scholarship applications. 

This awards program recognizes 4-H youth for engaging in rich learning experiences that result in outstanding knowledge and life-skill development. After participating in the 4-H State Awards Program youth will:

  • Learn to better communicate and represent their accomplishments on professional applications, such as scholarships, college-entrance applications, résumés and cover letters for employment.
  • Have more experience and be better able to communicate during job interviews.
  • Build long-lasting friendships and establish connections with industry and academic leaders.
  • Be encouraged to set new goals, continue building skills and assets, and broaden interests.


Find complete information about the Michigan 4-H State Awards Program including applications and instructions at: https://www.canr.msu.edu/4_h_scholarships_and_recognition_program/4-h-awards-and-recognition-program/youth-recognition.

Individual - 4-H State Award Application
Please complete the 4-H State Award registration form and upload your 4-H State Award cover letter, resume, 4-H story, application and autobiography (200 word maximum).

Application for Michigan 4-H State Awards 2020 is open.

Application closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2020.

Group 4-H State Award Application
Please complete the 4-H State Award registration form and upload your 4-H State Award group cover letter, each individual resume, group 4-H story, group application and group biography (200 word maximum).

Application for Michigan 4-H State Awards 2020 is open.

Application closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2020.

Application Evaluation

Earlybird Evaluation for Michigan 4-H State Awards 2020 starts February 5, 2020

Normal Evaluation starts February 5, 2020

The last day for Evaluation is 11:59 p.m. on March 3, 2020

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For informaton, Betty Jo Krosnicki at nashbett@msu.edu or 810-648-2515 or Janice Zerbe at rajzerj@msu.edu or 269-657-8213.