Scholarships & Awards
Tehama County 4-H and California 4-H have scholarships for higher education as well as awards 4-H members can compete for.
Please feel free to contact the 4-H Office for more information, 530-527-3101.
Scholarships for higher education given through the State 4-H Youth Development Program, please visit:
AM Vets Freedom Foundation
Are you interested in experiencing our American History firsthand? Check out this opportunity taking place in the fall! The Spirit of America Program is a four-day youth conference, action packed weekend. Participants will learn about the US constitution and government focusing on leadership workshops, group activities, and discussions with fellow participants. Experiencing our American history firsthand by walking where George Washington and his army lived and fought. Visiting the famous National Memorial Arch along with many other historical sites.
Trip has been canceled for 2020
Emerald Star Award
The Emerald Star is a county rank to recognize individual goal setting and accomplishment beyond the county level. It is not part of the state star rank system (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and All Star).
All 4-H members, who have completed a minimum of 1 year in Jr/Teen Leadership AND are in the eighth grade or higher are welcome to apply. Please see application for more information:
4-H Outstanding Service Award
The Tehama County 4-H Outstanding Service Award! Because of the positive impact that community service has for both the individual and the community, Tehama County 4-H will present the Tehama County 4-H Outstanding Service Award to one deserving Tehama County 4-H youth member annually who exhibits the qualities of community service, dependability and leadership. The select recipient's name will be placed on a perpetual plaque and will receive an individual award at Awards Night in the fall.
Due to the UC/4-H Office before October 15
Ron Knight Memorial Award
One individual will be recognized annually. Their name will be placed on a perpetual plaque and they will receive a $100 cash award and an individual trophy.
Applications are due April 16, 2021
The Presentation Award is a trophy that is given to any 4-H member (primary members included) who has made five or more presentations during the club year. By participating, members will learn to organize a presentation, speak before groups, share the skills and knowledge they have learned in 4-H with others, promote 4-H in their community and show how 4-H has helped them.
Return to the 4-H Office before Leader's Council October meeting
Presentation Award Application
Livestock Loan Program
The purpose of the Ron Knight Memorial Livestock Loan program is to enable 4-H members that may not otherwise be able to purchase an animal to exhibit at the Tehama District Fair. The maximum loan is $200. Only first year participants of raising and showing a market lamb or hog for the Junior Livestock Auction are eligible; participants cannot have sold livestock at a previous Junior Livestock Auction. To apply, an individual Tehama County 4-H member must complete the loan application and submit a budget by the due date. An individual may only receive loan funds once. Raising and selling of an animal through 4-H is an invaluable opportunity to learn responsibility and gain business knowledge.
Click for loan application Ron Knight Mem Livestock Loan App 2021
The County Ambassador (formerly known as All Star) is the highest recognition for a 4-H members in Tehama County. It recognizes individuals age 14 or older for their outstanding leadership, community service and project work. Being a County Ambassador is an opportunity for further experience and growth in public speaking, leadership and community involvement. In Tehama County, the goal is to select 4-H teen members to represent the county at county, regional and state 4-H events.
Informational meeting is scheduled for March 6 at 6:30PM at the UCCE 4-H Office Tehama County
Applications have been extended - Due August 28, 2020
B.L.A.S.T.: “Becoming Leaders...All Star Trainees”, is an opportunity for 4-H members with one year of leadership completed, to use their leadership and community service skills to assist the All Star team at a county level.
Applications for the 2020-2021 program are due August 28, 2020
CA 4-H State Leadership Conference Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and will be used to send Tehama County 4-H members to attend CA 4-H State Leadership Conference. The number and amount of scholarships vary each year. Please see the application below for requirements.
Applications are usually due around May - please check back
CA 4-H Youth Summit Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and will be used to send Tehama County 4-H members to a California 4-H Youth Summit. The number and amount of scholarships vary each year. Please see the application below for requirements.
Applications usually due in the fall
The next Youth Summit is expected to be held in 2020 - Please check back
California Focus Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and will be used to send Tehama County 4-H members to California Focus Leadership Conference. Number and amount of scholarships vary each year. Please see the application below for requirements.
Applications usually due in March
The next Cal Focus is expected to be held in 2020 - Please check back
Youth Camp Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company and will be spent on scholarships to camp and leadership events for 4-H members in Tehama County. Number and amount of scholarships vary each year. Please see application below for full requirements.
Applications are due June 19, 2020