Sanilac 4-H Awards and Scholarships
Sanilac County 4-H Council Trip/Event Scholarship
Sanilac County 4-H members and volunteers wishing to attend leadership development training opportunities such as Kettunen Center Workshops, Exploration Days, National Congress, Citizenship Washington Focus or any other 4-H sponsored event are encouraged to submit a trip/event scholarship application to 4-H Council to request financial assistance to pay registration fees for events. All applications must be presented at a 4-H Council meeting prior to the scheduled event. The applicant is responsible for covering all expenses not awarded by 4-H Council for their event. Most scholarship awards are paid as reimbursement once the applicant has attended an event. All scholarship funds will be revoked if the applicant no-shows without cancellation for an event.
Sanilac County 4-H Citizenship and Leadership Development Award
4-H Citizenship programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and world. Youth who understand their role in civic affairs have a solid foundation to become astute leaders for the 21st century in their current and future endeavors. The Sanilac County 4-H Citizenship and Leadership Development Award provides funding from multiple sources to ensure Sanilac County 4-H members have the opportunity to attend 4-H National Congress, 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus and 4-H Capitol Experience. Applications and interviews for these scholarship funds are due in July. See application for additional details.
4-H County Ambassador Programs
Sanilac County offers 4-H members at every age an opportunity to represent and promote the county 4-H program. Roles may include, but are not limited to: appearances at local events and parades representing 4-H, media interviews, assisting with fair event and presenting about 4-H to local representatives or community organizations. Serving in any of these ambassador roles is a one-year commitment. See details below for each age division.
- 5-8 years old—Cloverbud Court
Cloverbud Court members are announced during Spring Fair. All Cloverbud members are eligible to participate on Cloverbud Court. Cloverbuds will receive a special pin to add to their sash for each designated Cloverbud Court activity they attend. All Cloverbuds interested in being on the court must indicate on their Spring Fair registration form and attend Spring Fair. Coordinator-Melissa VanSickle
- 9 years old through 8th grade—Junior Ambassadors
Junior Ambassadors are announced during Spring Fair. Eligible members will submit an application prior to Spring Fair and complete an interview. Junior Ambassadors will have the opportunity to participate in team building, community service and leadership development throughout the year. Coordinator-Tonya Hawken and Katie Romzek
Junior Ambassador information
Junior Ambassador application (due 5/9/18)
- 9 grade through 18 years old—Senior Ambassadors
Senior Ambassadors are announced during the Sanilac County 4-H Fair. Eligible members will submit prior to Spring Fair and complete an interview. Senior Ambassadors will have the opportunity to participate in team building, community service and leadership development throughout the year. Coordinator-Amy Kerbyson
Senior Ambassador information
Senior Ambassador application (due 5/9/18)
Sanilac County 4-H County Awards
4-H County Awards are opportunity to recognize the 4-H youth in Sanilac County for their outstanding efforts in the 4-H program. In addition to providing recognition, the awards application process can also serve as an educational experience for youth as they learn to complete an awards application and request a letter of recommendation. Members will apply their skills in communication, organization and self-motivation. 4-H volunteers are also recognized at the county awards event for their years of service to the 4-H program. The County Awards recognition event date and location TBA. ALL AWARD APPLICATIONS DUE TO THE SANILAC COUNTY MSU EXTENSION OFFICE BY 4:30 P.M. JANUARY 5, 2018.
2018 Sanilac County 4-H Awards Packet (complete packet; individual award applications available below)
- Coverpage (include with all award applications)
- Club Award Nomination Form (Outstanding Young Member, Outstanding Teen Member, Club All Star, Sportsmanship Award)
- Top Club Award
- 4-H Project Summary (County Medal, Head & Heart Award, college scholarship)
- My 4-H Story Essay (County Medal, Head & Heart Award, college scholarship)
- Recommendation Form (County Medal, Head & Heart Award, college scholarship, Danforth Award)
- Teen Leadership Award
- Michigan 4-H Key Club Award
- Danforth National I Dare You Leadership Award
- Kevin Kerbyson Outstanding Young Cattleman’s Award
- Sanilac County 4-H Council Post High School Educational Assistance Scolarship
Additional Sanilac County Scholarship and Award Opportunities
- John and Lila Cook/Peck United Methodist Church 4-H Scholarship Deadline February 1; application through Sanilac County Community Foundation
Michigan 4-H State Awards
Michigan 4-H State Awards Program offers an opportunity for 4-H members ages 11-19 to be recognized for their learning and achievements in 4-H. The State Awards program includes the Mark of Excellence Award (11-12 year olds), Junior Individual Awards (13-15 year olds), Senior Individual Awards (16-19 year olds) and Group Awards (13-19 year olds). Download the application and instructions from the website. All applications due February 1.
View available scholarship opportunities for Michigan 4-H members at the website including 4-H Senior Scholarship to MSU ($10,000 over 4 years) and MSU Pre-college Scholarship ($2,000) for youth entering 8-10 grades the fall following attendance at 4-H Exploration Days, Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp, Renewable Energy Camp or Animal and Vet Science Camp.
- Michigan 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Scholarship (12 grade; due November 1; amount varies)