4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships for Higher Education

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The California 4-H Youth Development Program is committed to promoting higher education. With help from donors, scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors and college-attending students.




California 4-H Scholarships

The candidate for any California 4-H scholarship must be enrolled in the California 4-H Youth Development Program at the time of high school graduation or equivalent. Please see the California 4-H Scholarships page for more information about the scholarships and qualifications to apply.

Applicants may apply for multiple scholarships but are only eligible to receive one scholarship per year. Previous scholarship recipients may reapply.

Available scholarships:

  • Dean Memorial Legacy Scholarship
  • Flaco Feldmiller Scholarship
  • LA-CO Industries Scholarship
  • Mabel W. Jacks Scholarship
  • Samarin Family Vocational Education Scholarship
  • California Deer Association Scholarship
  • David Steele Memorial Scholarship
  • Joanne Ward Memorial Scholarship

All California 4-H scholarships use the same application. Please complete the application only once. Please see the California 4-H Scholarships page for more information about the scholarships and qualifications to apply.

California 4-H scholarships - online application Due August 6, 2017


UC ANR Scholarships

The University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) supports college students majoring in agriculture.

Scholarships include:

  • Knowles A. Ryerson Award in Agriculture
  • Howard Walton Clark Prize in Plant Breeding and Soil Building
  • Bill and Jane Fischer Vegetation Management Scholarship

The scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2017 semester or quarter. The deadline to apply or nominate for the scholarships is May 19, 2017. For more information about the scholarships and nomination and application processes, visit http://ucanr.edu/Development_services/Awards_and_scholarships.


Golden Clover Awards

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The Golden Clover Awards recognize outstanding achievements of members, volunteers, program staff, and groups within the 4-H Youth Development Program. Golden Clover Award winners are awarded a small cash award, a medallion and lapel pin.

Individuals and groups may apply or be nominated in multiple categories.

Learn more about the Golden Clover Award.

Diamond Clover Award

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The California 4-H Diamond Clover is the highest achievement for which a 4-H youth member is recognized. All youth members who achieve the requirements are eligible to receive this award. Awardees receive a California Diamond Clover Pin or Necklace Charm, a certificate and a recognition letter from the Associate Director of 4-H Program and Policy. 

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications are reviewed by the 4-H Incentives and Recognition Advisory Committee and awarded quarterly.

Learn more about the requirements and download the application.

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