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.
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 U of CA 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.
- Dean Memorial Legacy Scholarship
- Mabel W. Jacks Scholarship
- Samarin Family Vocational 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.
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
Golden Clover AwardsGolden 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.
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.