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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.

4-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.


2020 Dr. Ron and Linda Sholar Essay Contest Information


2020 Oklahoma Awards Program

 Tools for Understanding 4-H Record Books & Scholarships

2020 Oklahoma 4-H Awards Handbook

2020 Oklahoma 4-H Project Objectives

Tips for Great Record Books
2020 Oklahoma 4-H Awards Update sheet

2020 Pickens Legacy Scholarships

Pickens Scholarship Score Sheet 2020

2020 Report Forms and Applications

2020 Oklahoma 4-H Report Form
2020 Oklahoma 4-H Certification Form
2020 Level III Scholarship Application      
2020 Level IV Scholarship Application      

Oklahoma Soil Health Scholarship Application
Sidwell Family Agribusiness Scholarship
Southeast District Scholarship Application
Griffith Family Community Service Scholarship Application
National Congress Application
Key Club Application
News Information Sheet Google Form Link - only needs to be completed if named a Level 1 or II or Hall of Fame finalist with an interview





2020 Awards Program Score Sheets

Level I and Level II Written Materials Score Sheets

Level I and Level II Interview Score Sheets

Hall of Fame Written Materials Score Sheet

Hall of Fame Interview Score Sheet

Level III Scholarship Score Sheet

Level IV Scholarship Score Sheet

Oklahoma Soil Health Scholarship Feedback Sheet

Southeast District Scholarship Feedback Sheet

Griffith Family Community Service Scholarship Feedback Sheet

Enid News and Eagle Feedback sheet

PowerPoints for 4-H Members



Planning/Reporting Tools & Tips












Database Information (Educators)

Recordbook transmittal database