The Waukesha County 4-H Leaders' Association awards youth who invest themselves in the 4-H program through project work, club and county level leadership, and community service. These awards include various trips and college scholarships. A large component of the awards process is recording their efforts and contributions in a 4-H Record Book.
A 4-H Record Book is documentation of all 4-H activities at the club, county, and state level, in which a youth has attended and participated. This also includes community activities and the progress of a youth in each respective 4-H project. Many 4-H members will attest to the benefit and importance of Record Books and record keeping as they apply for higher education, prepare their resume, and submit applications for jobs.
Some 4-H clubs require members to keep Record Books, while some clubs do not. A yearly 4-H Record Book is required in order for a 4-H member to qualify for County Level awards, pins, scholarships, or award trips. 4-H Record Books should be filled out completely and accurately. Parents should oversee the member’s work, but the member must do his or her own writing or typing. Parents and project leaders should encourage each 4-H member to work on his or her Record Book throughout the year.
How to fill out the 4-H Record Book
Pages to Add to Your Record Book Every Year
Your record book should include the following:
Completing and turning in the Membership Evaluation (ME) forms by the end of August is the first step in applying for a trip award. The second step is an in-person interview conducted in October. The following guidelines explain the use of the forms, who can apply, and the qualifications.
Waukesha County Member Evaluation Guidelines
Higher Awards ME Form
State Conference ME Form
Scholarship Application Requirements
The Waukesha County 4-H Leaders’ Association Association has budgeted up to $10,000 for scholarships to be awarded to qualifying 4-H members. Applications are evaluated by a selection committee based on: 20% Scholastic Achievement, 40% 4-H Club Achievement, 20% 4-H County Achievement, 10% 4-H State & National Achievement, and 10% for Community and non 4-H Achievement. If you qualify, you will receive a scholarship award from $100 to a maximum of $1000. Actual amount is proportional to the evaluation results. Scholarship awards will be announced at the Senior Member Recognition Event. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will receive an acknowledgement letter and form explaining additional requirements that must be met to receive the money. (See the sample letter and form for full details.)
Member Qualifications (Must meet all five qualifications)
4-H Youth Development Educator
Cindy Sarkady(262) firstname.lastname@example.org
4-H Support Staff
Molly Ellis(262) email@example.com
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