Older Youth Opportunities 

Applications and Forms (due 1st Friday in January) (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.)

  • Ohio 4-H Conference: Both advisors and youth 13 & older are invited to attend! Youth completing an Ohio 4-H Achievement Form will be sponsored to attend the conference.

Scholarship Opportunities

Outstanding 4-H'er 

Criteria (applicants must meet ALL THREE)

  1. Attained the level of High School Senior (or above) as of January 1st of the current year,
  2. Completed the 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.)


  •  January: 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: 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.
    • Example of completed form and addendum
  •  October: Individuals who meet the Outstanding 4-Her criteria will be recognized at the Junior Fair Panorama at the Fairfield County Fair.