Senior 4-H Members (ages 15-19 - as of Jan.1 of the current year - and in good standing) may submit a 4-H Portfolio. 4-H Portfolios must be signed by the County Extension Agent and received by the State 4-H Office by 4:30 PM May 1st (this means physically in the office not postmarked) or next business day when May 1st falls on a weekend. Those teens submitting the 4-H Portfolios that are judged to up to the top best ten (receive the highest points) will receive an all-expense paid trip to National 4-H Congress and an educational scholarship. Recipients are strongly encouraged to attend State 4-H Congress and are required to attend the State Congress Reception and Banquet.
Winners must attend National 4-H Congress in order to receive their educational scholarship. If the winner is unable to attend National 4-H Congress, they must notify the State 4-H Office prior to the national registration deadlines, or they will be responsible for any expenses incurred on their behalf. Scholarships must be used for educational endeavors and must be pre-approved by the State 4-H Office. Winners will be announced during the State 4-H Congress.
Senior 4-H Members who are age 14 (as of Jan. 1 of the current) may submit their 4-H Portfolio for comment, but they are not eligible to compete for the trip or scholarship.