Older Youth Opportunities 

(2021 updates are underway)

The annual Fairfield County Virtual Achievement Form Workshop is on December 10, 2020 from 6-7 pm for Junior Achievement forms and 7-9 pm for Ohio Achievement Forms. Please email cooksey.25@osu.edu to sign up.  You will receive a Zoom link to attend. 

2021 Letter for Older 4-H Youth

2021 Teen Opportunity Chart (From the State Website with Fairfield County specific information added- please pay attention to the suggested ages for the trips!)

Completed Forms and Applications are due January 8, 2021 by 4:00 pm. If you have questions or need assistance, feel free to set up an appointment with Leslie by emailing her at cooksey.25@osu.edu or calling 740-277-4625. Awards are announced at the Achievement Banquet in April.

Applications and Forms are found below:

2021 Camp Counselor Application (online application) For youth interested in serving as a New or Returning Camp Counselor (must be 14 & older to be a counselor). As you complete the online application, you will be asked to upload the following completed forms: 1. Standards of Behavior form 2. Ohio 4-H Camp Cell Phone Policy and Tar Hollow Electronics Policy/Camp Counselor Code of Conduct form 3. Counselor Permission to Participate - 2021 Fairfield County 4-H Camps form 4. Ohio 4-H Health Statement with picture

2021 Junior Fair Board Application (online application) For 4-H and FFA youth interested in serving on the Fairfield County Junior Fair Board.  Membership is open to youth between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. New members must be 14 years old by October 1st of the current year to serve. 

2021 Fashion and Nutrition Board Application (online application)  For youth 13+ with at least 3 years of experience in clothing and/or food & nutrition related projects.  Current or previous Fashion/Nutrition Board members do not need to re-apply. Please send Shannon Carter an email that you would like to be on the 2020-2021 board.

Ohio Achievement Form Suggestions - Achievement form section suggestions can by found by reviewing this form. 

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form (2021 Form- Word document) For youth 14-18 as of January 1, 2021 interested in applying for state & county achievement/merit awards (Beef, Clothing, Leadership, etc.), county trips (Sea Camp, Leadership Camp, etc.), State Junior Fair Board, National Dairy Conference, Ohio Township Award, etc. Please use the current version of the form!

Making eXtreme Counselors Training Workshop - Statewide Camp Counselor Virtual Training Workshop (March 6-7, 2021). The completed registration form is due to the Fairfield County Extension Office by TBD, along with a payment of $TBD.  Please note: If you register and DO NOT attend the entire workshop, you must pay the sponsor back the entire workshop fee!

Ohio 4-H Conference  (VIRTUAL in March 2021) Registration information will be published as soon as it is available. Both advisors and uouth 13 & older are invited to attend! Youth completing an Ohio 4-H Achievement Form will be sponsored to attend the conference.

Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form (pdf) Word  or  pdf  For 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2021 to complete.  This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio Achievement Record form.  There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H. The cover letter may be found hereExample Jr. Achievement Form

Scholarship Opportunities

(additional scholarship opprtunities may be found on the Blog: https://u.osu.edu/fairfield4h/category/scholarships/)

2021 Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Application -  for High School Seniors and those in College. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu or 740-277-4625.  Please download the form for the interactive pdf to work.

2021 Ohio 4-H Scholarship Information Information sheet on how to complete the online application for Ohio 4-H Scholarships. 

Ohio State Fair Scholarship - link to information and application

Fairfield County Farm Bureau Scholarship and Ohio Farm Bureau Scholarships - link to information and application

Dorrin and Ruth Ross Scholarship Application For youth who will be attending post secondary education beginning Fall 2021.

Fairfield County Cattleman's Association Scholarship For High School Seniors or Undergraduate College Students attending either 2 or 4 year programs.  The applicant or parent/guardian must have been a member of the Fairfield County Cattlemen's Association for the previous two calendar years. Deadline February 1, 2020. See application for additional details. 

The Fairfield County Soil and Water Conservation District Scholarship offer two $500 scholarships each year.  You can find information about the scholarship on their website. Their application is due back to their office (831 College Ave, Suite B) March 31 of the current year.

Outstanding 4-H'er 

In order to be considered an Outstanding 4-Her, applicants must meet ALL THREE of the following. If these are met, forms will be considered for this achievement.

  • 1) Attained the level of High School Senior (or above) as of January 1st of the current year,
  • 2) Completed the 2021 Ohio 4-H Achievement Form in January of the current year, and
  • 3) Be a current 4-H member in good standing (enrolled in 4-H, completing projects, attending meetings, etc.)

The timeline of the Outstanding 4-Her Application process:

  •  January 2021: Turn in the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form to the OSU Extension Office.
  •  Mid to late summer: Individuals who meet the first three requirements (above) will be sent a letter with details on how to complete the application process.
  •  August 21st, 2021: Deadline to submit the Outstanding 4-Her Application Form AND Addendum (update) to their Ohio 4-H Achievement Form.
    •  The Addendum is a separate document/piece of paper where applicants will include any 4-H and non-4-H updates from the current 4-H year that took place after their Ohio 4-H Achievement Form was submitted back in January.
    •  Additionally, the Addendum can include past 4-H and non-4-H activities, programs, events, and participation that may not have been included on their Ohio 4-H Achievement Form.
    • The Addendum (submitted in August) and the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form (submitted in January) will be used to review criteria selected on your Outstanding 4-Her Application Form. You may include as many pages as necessary.

 October 10th, 2021: Individuals who meet the Outstanding 4-Her criteria will be recognized at the Junior Fair Panorama the Sunday of the Fairfield County Fair.

The letter sent may be found here.  An example completed form and addendum may be found here.