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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.

2017 Oklahoma Awards Program Calendar


Tools for Understanding 4-H Record Books & Scholarships

2017 Oklahoma 4-H Awards Handbook

2017 Oklahoma 4-H Summary of Awards

2017 Pickens Legacy Scholarships

Pickens Scholarship Form 2017

Pickens News Information Sheet 2017

PowerPoint Resources

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

PowerPoints for 4-H Members

Planning/Reporting Tools & Tips

Sample Oklahoma Report Form

County 4-H Record Books

2017 Awards Handbook - By Section

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

2017 Report Forms and Applications

Level III Scholarship Form
Level IV Scholarship Form
Oklahoma Report Form

Southeast District Scholarship

Indian Electric Cooperative Scholarship

National Congress Application
Key Club Application

Outstanding 4-H Alumni Nomination Form

Honorary 4-H Member Nomination Form
Impact Statistics Table
News Information Sheet
Volunteer Awards- Salute to Excellence

Awards Program Checklists

Oklahoma Report Form Checklist

Hall of Fame Checklist

National Congress Checklist

Oklahoma 4-H Key Club Checklist

Database Information (Educators)**

Instructions for Educators
Online Database of County Entries

** 2017 database is available (3/31/17)