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!

Check out the 2019 4‑H Youth in Action Award Guidelines now. Applications open August 1!

2019 4‑H Youth in Action Awards

The 4‑H Youth in Action Program recognizes four confident young leaders in our core pillar areas: agriculture, citizenship, healthy living and STEM.

Pillar Winners

Each Pillar Winner will experience an exciting year of telling their 4‑H story and celebrating their leadership. Winners receive:

  • $5,000 higher education scholarship
  • Promotional video showcasing their 4‑H impact story
  • All-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for National 4‑H Council’s Legacy Awards
  • Networking opportunities with 4‑H celebrities and other prominent alumni
  • Recognition as the official 4‑H youth spokesperson for their pillar

One Pillar Winner will be selected as the 4‑H Youth in Action National Award Winner and will receive an additional higher education scholarship.

Timing

Application guidelines are available now. Check back to submit your application August 1 – October 22, 2018!

How to Apply

Are you a young 4‑H leader in Agriculture, Citizenship, Healthy Living or STEM?

Download the 4‑H Youth in Action Award Guidelines to learn how sharing your story could earn you a $5,000 scholarship!

APPLY

Application opens August 1.
Apply by October 22 at 4‑H.org/YouthInAction.

FINALISTS

4‑H will select three finalists for each pillar mid-November.
Finalists will participate in a 1:1 interview between November 19 – 27.

WINNERS

4‑H will select pillar winners mid-December.
Winners celebrate and join 4‑H at the annual Legacy Awards March 9-13, 2019!

 

Apply by October 22 for a chance to share your story and win.

Download the full admission guidelines for more details.

Download

The 4‑H Youth in Action Awards toolkit provides resources for 4‑H professionals and 4‑H volunteers to use to support 4‑H members who are applying for the program. Promotional materials are also provided to promote the 4‑H YOUTH IN ACTION AWARDS to 4‑H members.

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2018 Winners

Cassandra Ivie

National Youth in Action Award and STEM Pillar

West Jordan, Utah

For Cassandra Ivie, being a part of 4‑H meant developing her passion for STEM while learning the value of unity amongst diversity.  Through 4‑H, she gained the confidence and experiences she needed to become a STEM leader; skills that she is putting...

Serena Woodard

Agriculture Pillar

Eufaula, Oklahoma

When Serena Woodard joined 4‑H and began to actively contribute to her community, she never would have guessed that one day she would need her community’s support as well.  Through her 4‑H journey, Serena developed the leadership skills she needed to start an...

Kyra-Lee Harry

Citizenship Pillar

Brooklyn, New York

At just five years old, Kyra-Lee Harry’s passion for helping others was sparked when she received the unexpected and scary news that her mom’s lungs had collapsed on both sides. Though she didn’t fully understand the situation at the time, she knew...

Sophia Rodriguez

Healthy Living Pillar

Hinesville, Georgia

Sophia Rodriguez knew that she wanted to help military youth like herself.  The mentorship and support she received from her family, educators, and 4‑H leaders helped her cope with the emotional toll of growing up in a military-connected family.  However, she knew many...

2018 Award Recipients

Cassandra Ivie

National Youth in Action Award and STEM Pillar

Serena Woodard

Agriculture Pillar

 

Kyra-Lee Harry

Citizenship Pillar

Sophia Rodriguez

Healthy Living Pillar

2017 Award Recipients

Amelia Day

National Youth in Action Award and Citizenship Pillar

Samuel Sugarman

Agriculture Pillar

 

Bryanne Sanchez

Healthy Living Pillar

Ava Lonneman

STEM Pillar