Record Keeping and Awards

Why should I do 4-H Record Keeping?

  • To learn how to set goals, how to make plans of action, and how to decide how well you did (evaluation)
  • To learn skills of record keeping and organization to use now and in the future.
  • To learn to communicate and summarize.
  • To learn responsibility by completing a task.
  • To evaluate information that will market personal skills though future resumes and applications forms.

Awards Applications - Based on the grade just completed

Deadlines

  1. Exhibitors: All record books and award applications are due to your club leaders by October 1st!
  2. Leaders: Have all record books and award applications to the Extension and Outreach office no later than October 15th!

Record Books

**If you would like to start on your first record book please contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office to get you a binder, tabs, and/or paperwork!**

Helpful Documents

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Junior Members (4th-6th Grades...Grade just completed)
  • 4-H Career Participation Summary - PDF - Word
  • Basic Project Record Form - Editable PDF
  • Jefferson County Photography Label -  PDF - Word
  • Jefferson County Exhibit Form PDF - Word
  • Basic Market Animal Record Form - Editable PDF
  • Basic Breeding Animal Record Form - Editable PDF
Intermediate Members (7th-9th Grades...Grade just completed)
  • 4-H Career Participation Summary - PDF - Word
  • Experienced Project Record Form - Editable PDF
  • Jefferson County Photography Label -  PDF - Word
  • Jefferson County Exhibit Form PDF - Word
  • Experienced Market Animal Record Form - Editable PDF
  • Experienced Breeding Animal Record Form - Editable PDF
Senior Members (10th-12th Grades...Grade just completed)
  • Advanced Project Record Form - Editable PDF
  • 4-H Career Participation Summary - PDF - Word
  • Jefferson County Photography Label -  PDF - Word
  • Jefferson County Exhibit Form PDF - Word
  • Experienced Market Animal Record Form - Editable PDF
  • Experienced Breeding Animal Record Form - Editable PDF
Specific Project Area Forms - Livestock
Specific Project Area Forms - Pet
Specific Project Area Forms - Horticulture
Communication and Clothing Record Forms

 

Scholarship Information for Seniors

The Iowa 4-H Foundation gives over 90 scholarships worth over $100,000, thanks to many donors. Iowa 4-H members are eligible to apply for 4-H scholarships if they meet individual scholarship requirements (i.e. designated college and/or major program of study, county of residence, 4-H event participation, etc.)  Applicants must enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours) to receive scholarship awards. Only ONE application form is needed for all Iowa 4-H scholarships. Eligible Iowa 4-H youth may apply for more than one scholarship, however, only one scholarship per individual will be awarded per academic year.

To be eligible for any of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarships 2 letters of recommendation are required - one from an Extension staff member or 4-H volunteer and one from a school/college academic advisor or teacher.  College undergraduates may submit both letters from academic advisors. 

All Iowa 4-H scholarship applications are due March 1st, 11:59 p.m. 


Jefferson County Extension Council offers up to five (5) and/or up to $5000 in scholarships to be applied toward the recipient's expenses at any Accredited College, Community College or University of choice. The applicant must be a current year high school graduate, an active Jefferson County 4-H member, an active community member and plan to further their education within one (1) year of graduation. The applicant must also complete a 250-500 word essay answering five (5) questions listed on their scholarship application.  Also with the application, the applicant must submit two (2) letters of recommendations from non-relatives explaining why they would recommend the applicant for the award. These individuals may be but are not limited to 4-H leaders, 4-H youth committee members, teachers, community leaders, or other organizational leaders.

2024 Scholarship is Due by March 4th to the EXTENSION OFFICE


Jefferson County 4-H Youth Committee will award up to $3000 in scholarships each spring to be applied toward the recipient's expenses at any Accredited College, Community College, or University of choice. The applicant must be a current year high school graduate, an active Jefferson County 4-H member, and plan to further their education within one (1) year of graduation. The applicant must also complete a 250-500 word essay answering four questions listed on their scholarship application. Also with the application, the applicant must submit two (2) letters of recommendations from non-relatives explaining why they would recommend the applicant for the award. These individuals may be but are not limited to 4-H leaders, 4-H youth committee members, teachers, community leaders or other organizational leaders.

2024 Scholarship is Due by March 4th to the EXTENSION OFFICE