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Oklahoma 4-H Record Book & Scholarship Information

Recognition is a tool that 4-H leaders can use to help each 4-H member have a satisfying experience in the 4-H Program. The question is--How can recognition be used to encourage desirable growth and development in boys and girls?

First, individual differences must be considered. Some 4-H members find in competition, the incentives for creative thinking and the encouragement to develop talents. Competing with one's past achievements helps the individual develop perspective on his past achievements, when measuring himself against the achievements of others.

For some individuals, measuring their abilities against others may only deepen a sense of inferiority. Others who are quite secure may not be interested in competitive efforts but will see the value of working cooperatively with groups in achieving certain goals.

The 4-H program strives to allow members a variety of learning experiences. Some activities allow members to work in groups, like in a club setting. While other activities, such as contests, allow the work of members to be judged against a standard or against peers.

Four-H leaders and parents should evaluate activities on a regular basis to determine if competition and recognition are supporting an educational process. The learning process is always more important than the ribbon, and parents and leaders often need to reinforce the idea.

For those individuals who are dedicated and hard working the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation annually presents $33,000 to 33 project scholarship winners, and another $14,000 to 17 advanced scholarship winners.


Tools for Understanding 4-H Record Books & Scholarships

Awards Handbook
PDF (29 kb)

Three Year Average
Word (83 kb)

2015 Summary of Awards
PDF (29 kb)

2015 Pickens Legacy Scholarships

Word (83 kb)

Word (83 kb)

PowerPoint Resources

Complete Overview of the Oklahoma 4-H Record Book PPT (326 kb)
Parts of the Oklahoma 4-H Record Book PPT (326 kb)
Formatting the Oklahoma 4-H Record Book PPT (326 kb)
What other award programs does 4-H offer? PPT (326 kb)
Using Technology in 4-H Record Keeping PPT (326 kb)
Just For Fun - Record Book Jeopardy PPT (326 kb)

PowerPoints for 4-H Members

PPT (326 kb)
PPT (326 kb)

Planning/Reporting Tools & Tips

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PDF (29 kb)

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Sample Oklahoma Report Form
Word (354 kb)

County 4-H Record Books

Word (218 kb)
Word (154 kb)

Awards Handbook - By Section

Award Handbook Introduction and Helpful Hints PDF (524 kb)
Planning Your 4-H Record Book PDF (524 kb)
Writing Your 4-H Story PDF (524 kb)
Formatting Your 4-H Record Book PDF (524 kb)
Tips for a Great Record Book PDF (524 kb)
Philosophy on Reporting Related Work With Other Groups PDF (524 kb)
Level III & IV Scholarship Application PDF (524 kb)
Record Book Checklists & Score Sheets PDF (524 kb)
Pickens Legacy Scholarship Information PDF (524 kb)
Hall of Fame and National Congress PDF (524 kb)
Prepare for a Winning Interview PDF (524 kb)
Oklahoma 4-H Key Club Information PDF (524 kb)
National 4-H Conference Information PDF (245 kb)
Awards Details PDF (524 kb)

2015 Report Forms and Applications

Level III and Level IV Scholarship FormMicrosoft Word Documents
Oklahoma Report Form Word (569 kb) PDF (110 kb)
Southeast District Scholarship
Indian Electric Cooperative Scholarship
National Congress Application Word (204 kb)
Key Club Application Word (656 kb)
Outstanding 4-H Alumni Nomination Form Word (44 kb)
Honorary 4-H Member Nomination Form Word (37 kb)
Impact Statistics Table Word (37 kb)
News Information Sheet Word (58 kb)

Awards Program Checklists

Oklahoma Report Form Checklist Word (31 kb)
Level III and IV Scholarships Checklist Word (31 kb)
Hall of Fame and National Congress Checklist Word (31 kb)
Oklahoma 4-H Key Club Checklist Word (31 kb)

Database Information (Educators)**

Instructions for Educators PDF (365 kb)
Online Database of County Entries

** 2015 database will be available Spring 2015