Ohio 4-H offers a variety of awards and opportunities at the state level!

The links below contain information which will be helpful to 4-H members, parents, and volunteer leaders.

Note: Many of the forms must be signed by the Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development before they are submitted.

Statewide 4-H Camping Opportunities

For information regarding County Camping Opportunites please visit your local Extension Office.

Ohio 4-H Older Youth Opportunities Chart *(Updated 10/2017): The 4-H Older Youth Opportunities Chart is a fantastic resource that provides a description of each of the following opportunities, as well as what 4-H youth need to do to apply. I encourage all families to review it annually to see what their member is eligible for. If you do indeed decide to apply for an opportunity, please let me know. Our local 4-H Foundation has funds available to support youth who take advantage of these opportunities!


2022 AB Graham Center Scholarship-


Deadline April 15, 2022 (Click here for a link to the application)



  1. A resident of Champaign, Miami, or Shelby County 
  2. Active participation in 4-H Program
  3. 2020 Graduating Senior
  4. Continuing education through college or vocational schooling
  5. GPA of 3.0 or higher

Scholarship applications must be turned in no later than TBA. Applications can be mailed to A. B. Graham Memorial Center Scholarship, P.O. Box 433, Conover, Ohio 45317, or emailed to abgraham@swohio.twcbc.com Contact Mary Rose 937-214-5562 with questions. Scholarship applications can be found on our website home page abgraham.org.

2022 Ginn Scholarship

Applications Closed for 2022

Vera Ginn established the Mr. & Mrs. C.H. Ginn Agricultural Scholarship in recognition of the lifetime contribution that her parents made to the agricultural community of Shelby County.  Mr. & Mr. C.H. Ginn were farmers and agricultural enthusiasts, and they operated a well-known feed grain and agriculture supply business in Sidney for many years.


  1. Possess a definite goal of becoming established in farming or another agricultural-related career.
  2. Planning to enter a post-secondary educational institution of higher learning in the fall of the year in which application is made.
  3. Attending or having graduated from a Shelby County school:  Anna, Botkins, Fairlawn, Fort Loramie, Hardin-Houston, Jackson Center, Lehman, Russia, Sidney or Sidney Christian.
  4. Completed and submitted the Mr. & Mrs. C.H. Ginn Agricultural Scholarship by February 28 of the application year.

Information and Application



  • Must be attending college in the fall of 2022.
  • All applicants must complete the attached application, essay, and participate in a personal interview.
  • Interviews may be held in late April 2022 at the Shelby County Ag Center (820 Fair Road Sidney, Ohio 45365)
  • The deadline is April 15th.


  • Two $500.00 scholarship will be payable to the student after the presentation of their first quarter/semester grades is made to the Shelby County Cattlemen's Association.
  • Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA for the quarter/semester.

Information Sheet


State Achievement Awards: These 25 awards recognize a 4-H member’s achievements in a specific area. Award recipients receive a paid trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. To apply, youth should complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to Cassie by December 31 for her review.

Ohio Township Association 4-H Local Government Award: This $1500 award is designed to reinforce the importance of having youth become contributing citizens in their communities.Seniors in high school planning to attend college are eligible. To apply, youth should complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to Cassie by December 31 for her review.

Ohio State Fair Scholarships: Over $30,000 awarded annually!! Award amounts and application details vary. Visit https://ohiostatefair.com/scollarships/ for more information.

Ohio 4-H Scholarships: 36 different scholarships available! Award amounts and application details vary. Visit students.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/money-matters/scholarships/4-h-scholarships for more information. Applications are due February 15.


Ohio Fair Managers Convention: Day-long conference in Columbus, Ohio. All Shelby County Junior Fair Board members will be invited and are encouraged to attend.

Ohio 4-H Conference: Day-long conference in Columbus, Ohio. All active 4-H teens are eligible to attend.

Ohio Capital Youth Challenge: 40 youth who are exceptional leaders and citizens in their community are selected to serve as delegates for the OCYC .

Buckeye Leadership Workshop: Become a better leader! Will be held annually in April in Ashley, Ohio. Youth ages 15 OR freshman in high school.

Citizen and Leadership Washington Focus: Held annually in June and July. Youth in grades 7-12 explore, develop and refine their civic engagement skills in Washington D.C.

National 4-H Dairy Conference: Held annually in September/October. To apply, the youth should complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to office by December 31 for her review.

International Programs & Exchanges: 4-H has established a strong exchange program with Japan and is always looking for families who would like to host a Japanese youth in the summer. In addition, outbound travel opportunities vary annually. Click here for more information.


Ohio 4-H Health Heroes: Board of teens who promote healthy living. Applicants must be in grades 8-12 as of the current school year. Terms begin annually in October.

Ohio 4-H Fashion Board: Board of teens who promote 4-H clothing and textile projects. Eligible youth must be nominated by their county. Term begins annually at the Ohio State Fair.

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council: Statewide group of teens and young 4-H alumni who advise the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Ohio 4-H program. Eligible youth must be 14 to 18 years old as of January 1 of their application year. Applications are due Friday following the Ohio State Fair.

Ohio State Junior Fair Board: Comprised of outstanding individuals who spend the entire 12 days of the Ohio State Fair planning and coordinating State Fair activities. To apply, youth should complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Application and submit it to Cassie by December 31 for her review.


Making Extreme Counselors Camp Counselor Training Workshop: Two-day-long workshop in Columbus, Ohio on February. All Shelby County 4-H Camp Counselors will be invited and encouraged to attend.

Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camp: Scheduled for June and July. Youth ages 9-12 and 12-18 are eligible. Older teens and alumni may also apply to be counselors at the camp.

Ohio Military Kids Camp Counselor: This amazing camp is held at Kelley's Island on Lake Erie in August. Applications to be a counselor are due annually in March.

Sea Camp: Scheduled in July at Kelley's Island on Lake Erie. Eligible youth must be ages 15 to 18 years old. Registration to be a camper is due June 1. Older teens and alumni may also apply to be counselors at the camp.

2022 State 4-H Leadership Camp: Will be held in June. This camp is open to teenagers ages 15 to 18 years old. The focus of the five-day leadership experience is the development of concrete peer leadership skills that will enable participants to have an immediate impact in their home 4-H club, county, community, or school. Bonus: The county may be able to cover some or all of the cost!  Email Cassie for more information.