ROSS COUNTY 4-H TEEN OPPORTUNITIES

Scholarships, Award Trips, Awards, Camp Counselor, Junior Fair Board, Junior Leaders, Carteens

Buckeye Leadership Workshop - A great camp for people ages 15-91.  This powerful sharing 'workshop' is for anyone who works with people and/or develops programming for youth or adults
     *Complete 'BLW registration' form
    
*Must be at least 15 years old or high school freshman and olders
     *Scholarships available (due:  January 5, 2019)
     *March 20-24 at  Recreation Unlimited, Ashley, OH
     *Registration due:  February 20 (early registration $350) (after 2/20 $375 space permitting)

International Programs & Exchanges -Looking for 4-H families with youth ages 10-15 to serve as a host sibling for Japanese youth (ages 12-14) annually.  Outbound travel opportunities vary annually with expanded information available online

Ohio 4-H Conference-Day-long conference provides teens with educational sessions pertaining to 4-H projects, 4-H opportunites, leadership development and current events.
     *Contact Ross County Extension Office to register by February 1
     *All teens welcome
     *March 9 @ Greater Columbus Convention Center

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge-Youth from across the state learn how to make their voices heard in government and make a difference.
     *Held in 3 phases:
          1.  March in downtown Columbus and Capital
          2.  Work in teams in local communities
          3.  Competitions (May and July/August)
       *Open to high school youth in 4-H, FFA or Ohio Farm Bureau
       *40 teens selected
       *Due November 30
       *Phase 1:  March 5-6
       *Competition 1:  May 18
       *Contact Cassie Turner Anders at Turner.280@osu.edu

Ohio 4-H Fashion Board - Youth involved in textiles and clothing projects. 
     *State Fashion Board members:
          1.  Assist in Ohio State Fair 4-H Fashion Revue
          2.  Assist with educational programming efforts related to textiles and clothing at county, regional, and state-wide events
          3.  Serve as an advocate for Ohio's 4-H textiles and clothing projects and programs
     *Complete State Fashion Board application and an interview at the Ohio State Fair
     *Up to 20 applicants selected across the state, nominated by county (1 per county)
     *Due:  at the time of registration the day the applicant competes in the State Fashion Revue at the Ohio State Fair
     *1-year term - Meets throughout the year
     *Contact Laryssa Hook at hook.26@osu.edu for more information

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC)- Statewide group of 4-H teens and young 4-H alumni that provides a youth stakeholder perspective in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Ohio 4-H programming.  In the process, council members develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for future success
    *Complete TLC application
    *Must be 14-18 years old (as of January 1)  Individuals apply for white, green, silver, gold or platinum level of involvement
    *Due:  Friday following the Ohio State Fair
    *1-year term beginning in September
    *4-8 face-to-face meetings/conference calls, self-led group tasks

CAMP COUNSELOR

Ross County 4-H Camp Counselor-Work hard and play hard while helping to plan and implement camp program, provide care for campers and serve as role-models for young campers and peers
     *Complete and return the Ross County Camp Counselor application by December 15
     *Must be at least 14 years old (as of January 1) AND in high school and a current 4-H member
     *Interviews for all first-year applicants on January 6, 2019
     *Refer to application for counselor training dates and camp dates

OMK Ohio:  Military Kids Camp Counselor-Designed for military youth to help them find positive ways to copy with the stress of their family member's deployment.
     *Experienced counselors ages 16 and older
     *Due:  January 18, 2019
    *Held on Kelly's Island in August
     *Contact Kayla Oberstadt at oberstadt.1@osu.edu for more information

Ohio 4-H Shooting Education Camps-Select a shooting sports discipline to focus on for the week and enjoy other traditional 4-H camp activites
     *Jr. Camp (ages 9-12)  June 28-30  $225
     *Sr. Camp (ages 12-18)  July 14-19  $325
     *Held at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp in Jackson
     *Teens may also apply as counselors

MXC:  Making Extreme Counselors Workshop-Develop creative, energetic and successful camp counseling skills with other experienced counselors.
     *Complete MXC Registration due January 31
     *Must be at least 14 years old (as of January 1) and current 4-H member
     *Cost:  $50
     *February 23-24 at the 4-H Center, OSU campus in Columbus

Junior Fair Board

Ross County Junior Fair Board-JFB is designed for youth who have proven leadership abilities.  The JFB plans and implements major responsibilities before and during the county fair.
     *Complete the Ross County JFB application (available by August 1)
     *Due:  September 3, 2019 for 2020
     *Meetings on the first Monday of each month

Junior Leaders

Ross County Junior Leaders-Fun group to join to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes related to leadership and citizenship
     *No application required.  Just show up at meetings
     *Must be at least 14 years old (as of January 1) and current 4-H member
     *Meetings are usually on the first Wednesday of the month

Carteens

Carteens-A traffic safety program conducted by 4-H teen leaders and their partners for juvenile traffic offenders
     *No application
     *Must be 15½  - 18 and have a driving permit or license.  Do not need to be a current 4-H member
     *Contact the Ross Co. Extension Office at 740-702-3200
     *Monthly seminars

SCHOLARSHIPS

2019 Ross County 4-H Carteens Scholarship application (word)
2019 Ross County 4-H Carteens Scholarship application (pdf)

     *$500 Scholarship
     *Academic rank of high school "senior"
     *Current Ross Co., Ohio 4-H member
     *Can attend ANY post-secondary college/university with any major/degree
     *Participate in Carteens programming for at least one year
     *Minimum GPA of 2.5
     *Due:  January 15 by 4:30 pm

2019 Ross County 4-H Alumni Scholarship application (word)
2019 Ross County 4-H Alumni Scholarship application (pdf)

  1. FUNDED BY 4-H ENDOWMENT INTEREST
    *$1000 Scholarships
    *Former Ross Co., Ohio, 4-H member
    *Age 19 or older at of January 1
    *Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior status at any accredited college, university or technical school
    *Enrolled as full-time (12+ credit hours)
    *Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher
    *Any Academic major acceptable
    *Due:  January 15 by 4:30 pm

  2. FUNDED BY FAMILIES OF BARN SUPERINTENDENTS
    -Requirements are the same as above PLUS:
         *Former Ross County 4-H/FFA participant for a minimum of 5 years
         *Completed a Ross County 4-H/FFA animal project (any animal) for a minimum of 3 years

2019 Ross County 4-H Scholarships (word)
2019 Ross County 4-H Scholarships (pdf)

1.  KINGSTON NATIONAL BANK SCHOLARSHIP & ROSS COUNTY 4-H SCHOLARSHIP
     *$500 Scholarship
     *Academic rank of high school "senior"
     *Current Ross Co., Ohio 4-H member
     *Have not previously received this award
     *Can attend ANY post-secondary college/university with any major/degree
     *Minimum GPA of 2.5
     *Due January 15 by 4:30 pm

2.  NICKY MORRIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
     *Academic rank of high school "senior"
     *Current Ross Co., Ohio 4-H member
     *Have not previously received this award
     *Can attend ANY post-secondary college/university with any major/degree
     *Preference will be given to members who have taken a market hog project
     *Minimum GPA of 2.5
     *Due January 15 by 4:30 pm

2019 On-Line STATE Scholarship Applications   
     *help sheet
     *Complete the ON-LINE application form
     *Due February 15

2019 Achievement Form (fillable)
2019 Achievement Form (PDF)

AWARDS

1.  Ohio 4-H State Achievement Awards
     -These awards recognize 4-H member's achievements in a specific area.  Areas:  Beef, CARTEENS, Citizenship & Community Service, Clothing & Textiles, Companion Animals, Dairy, Dairy Goat, Environmental Sciences, Family Life & Child Development, Foods &   Nutrition, Gardening & Horticulture, Health & Safety, Horse, Leadership, Meat Goat, Mechanical Engineering Sciences, Personal Development, Photography, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Shooting Sports, Swine, Woodworking and Veterinary Science
     *Complete the 2019 Achievement Form
      *Must be 14 years old (as of January 1) and a current 4-H member
     *Due:  January 15
     *Winners receive a paid trip to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia in November
 

AWARD TRIPS

2.  Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)
     -Through sightseeing tours of Washington D.C. and hands-on educational workshops, you will learn about the history of our nation, the leaders who shaped it and how you can apply the leadership and citizenship skills.  Meet 4-Hers from all over the United States!
     *Complete the 2019 Achievement Form
     *Must be 14 years old (as of January 1) and a current 4-H member
     *Award trip paid by 4-H Committee & Senior Fair Board ($1300 value)
     *June 23-29 at the Nationl 4-H Center, Chevy Chase, MD
     *Due:  January 15
    

3.  Leadership Washington Focus (LWF)
     -Using the historical backdrop of Washington D.C., you will build confidence in your ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action, pratice effective communication, create and accomplish goals and develop an understanding of your own personal leadership style.  (similar to CWF, for for younger participants)
    *Complete the 2019 Achievement Form
    *Must be in grades 7th-9th and current 4-H member
    *Award trip paid by 4-H Committee & Senior Fair Board ($850 value)
    *July 15-19 at the Nationl 4-H Center, Chevy Chase, MD
    *Due:  January 15
 

4.  National 4-H Dairy Conference
     -Event provides delegates with an opportunity to learn more about the dairy industry, observe new dairy industry developments and be recognized for their achievements in the area of dairy cows
     *Complete the 2019 Achievement Form
     *Must be at least 14 years old (as of January 1) and current 4-H member
     *Conference held September/October
     *Due:  January 15
 

5.  Camp Canopy (Forestry Camp)
     -Learn first-hand about Ohio's forest and natural resources.  Explore the outdoors - tree ID, silviculture, ecology and forest projects
     *Complete the 2019 Achievement Form
     *Must be at least 14 years old (as of January 1) and current 4-H member
     *Award trip paid by 4-H Committee & Senior Fair Board ($375 value)
     *June 9-14 at FFA Camp, Muskingum, Carroll County
     *Due January 15
 

6.  State 4-H Leadership Camp
     -The premiere leadership development opportunity available to Ohio 4-H members.  Develop concrete peer leadership skills that will enable you to have an immediate impact in your home 4-H club, county, community or school
     *Complete the 2019 Achievement Form
     *Must be at least 14 years old (as of January 1) and current 4-H member
     *Award trip paid by 4-H Committee & Senior Fair Board ($280 value)
     *June 1-5 at 4-H Camp Ohio
     *Teens may also apply as counselors (application due May 1, must be 18 years old or older)
     *Due:  January 15
     *Additional infomation

STATE WIDE

7.  Ohio State Junior Fair Board
     -Members help strengthen and coordinate State Fair activities at the Ohio State Fair.  State JFB members are expected to attend meetings and stay at the state fair for the entire 12 days.  Comprised of outstanding individuals from each of the youth organizations represented at the Ohio State Fair, this group helps coordinate State Fair activities.
     *Complete the 2019 Achievement Form
     *Must be at least 16 years old (as of January 1) and current 4-H member
     *applicants selected yearly
     *2-year term
     *Due:  January 15
    

8.  Ohio Township Association 4-H Local Government Award
     -To encourage and inspire 4-H teens to become responsible citizens who are involved in local government.  Award is designed to reinforce the importance of having youth become contributing citizens in their communities.
     *Winners notified after March 20 - (2) $1500 awards
     *Complete 2019 Achievement Form
     *Must be seniors; have completed a 4-H local government activity; and plane to attend college
    *Due:  January 15