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

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
  • 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 11, 2019


UC ANR Scholarships

For more information about other University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources scholarships and nomination and application processes, visit http://ucanr.edu/Development_services/Awards_and_scholarships.


Youth in Action Awards

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Every 4-H’er has a story, and those stories are worth telling! Sharing your 4-H story could earn you a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. for National 4-H Council’s Legacy Awards! Applications are due October 21st. Learn more about the award, qualifications and how to apply.

Golden Clover Awards

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


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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