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

Diamond Clover Awards

California 4-H Diamond Clover Award

The California 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 the 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.

Diamond Clover Award Application

Eligibility Requirements: Awardees must complete at least 13 of the 17 requirements. Additionally, complete applications will include an essay of 300-500 words. 

Mandatory:  Must complete ALL of these

  1. Completed at least 5 years as a California 4-H member with at least 3 as a senior member
  2. Currently enrolled in 4-H as a member or an adult volunteer
  3. Be at least 17 years old and not older than 19, on the date of submission
  4. Earned a Platinum Star Rank
  5. Earned a Gold medal, as a senior member, at a 4-H Sectional or State Presentation Day
  6. Served at least one term as a Club Executive Officer (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Healthy Living Officer)
  7. Winner or Medalist of a State 4-H Record Book Competition
  8. Completed at least 100 hours of community service
  9. Attended State Leadership Conference or a Sectional Leadership Conference at least once

Supplemental:  Must complete at least four to meet the minimum of 13 requirements

  • Served as a Teen Leader for 3 years and taken at least 10 projects
  • Served a term as a youth representative on a Sectional Council
  • Served as a judge at a County, Multi-County or Sectional Presentation/Field Day OR State Field Day
  • Served as a chair/co-chair of a Multi-County, Sectional or State Committee OR served as a chair/co-chair for a Sectional Event or Conference OR Serve on a State Committee
  • Served as a State Ambassador
  • Presented a workshop at State Leadership Conference or a Sectional Leadership Conference at least once
  • Participated in a Sectional, State or National Citizenship Conference (e.g.,  CalFocus, Washington Focus, National 4-H Conference, etc.)
  • Served as a guest speaker at State Leadership Conference  or any Sectional Conference or Forum

Diamond Clovers have been awarded to several of the highest achieving 4-H youth members since 2013. View a complete list of all past recipients of the Diamond Clover award here. 

Diamond Clover Recipients

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