Michigan 4-H State Awards 2021

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.

Application Evaluation
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Evaluation for Michigan 4-H State Awards 2021 is open.

Evaluation closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 19, 2021.


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