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Title: Florida%204-H%20Portfolio%20System%20

Florida 4-H Portfolio System I want to win a
4-H scholarship or national trip
Who is eligible?
  • National Events can be applied for when a youth
    is 14 years old and up.
  • Once you win a trip you can not apply again for
    the same trip.
  • Graduating seniors (only) are eligible for state
    4-H scholarships.
  • Some scholarships are available for freshman and
    sophomores in college.
  • See current scholarship summary for details

Portfolio Resources
  • What you will need to get started
  • Past 4-H Project Books or Project Reports
  • Florida 4-H Portfolio and Cover Page
  • What Are My Skills worksheet
  • Marketing YOU! Guidelines for Completing a
    Florida 4-H Portfolio
  • www.florida4h.org

National Trips
  • National 4-H Congress is held each November in
    Atlanta, Georgia. Florida can have thirty youth
    delegates attend.
  • National 4-H Conference is held each March in
    Washington, D.C. Florida can have four youth
    delegates attend this event.

How can I apply?
  • Learn about the Florida 4-H Portfolio System.
  • Participate in as many county, district and state
    4-H projects, programs and events as possible.
  • Document your involvement in 4-H!!!

Awards Portfolio You must choose a 4-H Project
  • Animal Science
  • Environmental Education
  • Individual Family Resources
  • Citizenship Career Development
  • Leadership Communications
  • Science Technology
  • General/Overall Achievement
  • For descriptions see page 12 Marketing You

4 Sections to the Awards Portfolio
  • 1. Florida 4-H Portfolio An Awards Cover Page
    (10-12 point font)
  • 2. Resume (1 to 2 pages, 10-12 point font)
  • 3. Narrative (2 to 3 page, 10-12 point font
    double spaced)
  • 4. Current Years Major Project Report

  • Starting from this day forth, document all of
    your 4-H participation!!!
  • NO section should be left blank!!!
  • Make sure you assign yourself a program area!
  • Do not add additional pages.
  • Include the most pertinent 4-H experiences in the

Lets Complete and Application!
  • Start with the Portfolio and Cover Page

Florida 4-H Portfolio
  • Section 1 Cumulative 4-H Experiences
  • Major Project Accomplishments
  • 4-H Awards and Honors
  • 4-H Activities, Experiences, and Events
  • 4-H Offices and Leadership Experiences
  • 4-H Citizenship and Community Service

Project Accomplishment Examples
Years Enrolled 4-H Project Area Major
2002-2006 BEEF Showed 10 heifers and 5 steers
at 15 shows exhibited grand, reserve
grand and first place animals (12)
member of 8 club, 4 county and 1 state
livestock judging team
Even Better
Years Enrolled 4-H Project Area
Major Accomplishments
2002-2006 BEEF Began with one project heifer
at age 9 and now have a herd of 15
cows. Annual calf sale profits have
provided me with 3550 in savings for
my education.
Awards and Honors
  • Group awards in categories showing significant
    improvement whenever possible. The categories of
    awards might include trips, trophies, ribbons,
    county medals, etc.
  • List the most important awards and those most
    relevant to the other information you have
    include in your awards application.

Year Award Honor Award
Description Level
98-02 Trips Won trips to state and national
S(5)N(2) judging events
98-02 Trophies 23 trophies in 4-H Livestock
C(12)S(3) shows including 4 grand and
A(10) 9 reserve grand champion
Activities, Experiences, and Events
  • List experiences by year(s) combining information
    where possible
  • Items should reflect participation in
    demonstrations, talks, workshops, clinics,
    judging events, field trips or other learning

Year Project Competitions/Exhibits Your
Involvement Level
03-06 Exhibits Created and exhibited 15
photo C,D,S exhibits (C), and 2
poster art (D, S) exhibits
Year Presentations/Demonstrations Your
Involvement Level
02-06 Demonstrations Created and
presented 5 county, C, D, S
district, and 3 state demos
Year Other 4-H Events and Activities Your
Involvement Level
05-06 Florida 4-H Legislature
Lobbyist S
Offices and Leadership Examples
Year Leadership Activity Your Responsibilities Le
01-06 Club officer and President, V.P,
treasurer, (L) committee member
recreation leader and telephone
committee 04-06 State Executive
Board District Representative (S) Congress
Planning Committee 05-06 State Council
Officer Vice President (S)
  • Indicate at what level you participated
    (L)Local, (C) County, (D) District, (S) State,
    (N) National or (I) International.

Citizenship and Community Service
  • Remember, this category is to document what you
    do for others within your communityindividually
    or as a group.
  • HELPING to do for others is the keyleadership
    for these events is good, also helping as a
    member is good, too!

Year Community Service/Citizenship Activity
Your Responsibilities Level
05-06 Trails 4-H Club Coordinated project,
(G) Community Pride
Project completed Community Pride
application and report.
Florida 4-H Portfolio
  • Section 2Experiences in other organizations,
    hobbies, and special interests.
  • List in order of importance your most meaningful
    experiences in school, church, and community

  • Use examples and Marketing You to assist you
  • Resume Describe the skills, knowledge and
    abilities you have gained through 4-H.
  • This section should describe just how awesome you
  • Reference What are My Skills Worksheet

  • Objective
  • Your objective is what you hope to accomplish by
    submitting the resume. In this case an objective
    would be to secure funds for college or to be
    awarded an award trip.
  • Skills and Accomplishments
  • Use skills you have identified by using the
    What Are My Skills worksheet to complete this
  • Education
  • When you will receive your diploma. Also list
    your strongest area of focus, i.e. science,
    literature, etc. Also list school related honors
    and activities in this section.
  • Employers
  • If you have been employed, use this section to
    document those positions. Include the employers
    name, dates of employment (mm/yy), and a brief
    description of your responsibilities. You may
    also list the city and state of employment.

Narrative ( 2 pages) should answer 5 questions
  • How have you benefited from 4-H?
  • What skills have you learned in 4-H? How will
    they benefit you in the future?
  • Select an experience in which you were a part of
    a group and explain your contributions to that

Narrative should answer 5 questions
  • How will you share your experiences in 4-H?
  • What impact will you be able to make as a result
    of your 4-H experience?
  • DO NOT re-state everything from the application.
    This should provide the reader how 4-H has helped
    you in such a way that the reader has an overall
    view of your 4-H experience and development.

Florida 4-H Senior Project Report
  • Must be a Project that relates to the Program
    Area in which you are applying.
  • This is the Best Way to exhibit relevant project
  • This should be updated as you work through your
    project experience.
  • DO NOT include pictures and the project story
    with this report when it is submitted to state.

Questions to this Point???
  • Lets review the parts of an awards portfolio.

5 Sections to the Scholarship Portfolio
  • 1. Florida 4-H Portfolio An Scholarship Cover
    Page (10-12 point font)
  • 2. Resume (1 to 2 pages, 10-12 point font)
  • 3. Narrative (2 to 3 pages, 10-12 point font
    double spaced) with Optional Statement on
    financial need.
  • 4. Letters of Recommendation (1 from Agent, 1
    from an employer, school counselor, instructor or
    academic advisor)
  • 5. Official Transcripts (high school/college
  • Horse Scholarships require current years horse
    record book (i.e. Osborne Horseman of the Year)

Florida 4-H Scholarships
  • Barber Cox Platt
  • Williamson Floyd Bassett
  • Greenawalt Milton Reeves
  • Dr. Johnson Hilliker Brown
  • UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Tampa Bay Kennel Club
  • Osbourne Horsemanship Scholarship
  • Horseman of the Year
  • See the Florida 4-H Scholarship Summary for all

Submission Process
  • Make sure you meet your Countys portfolio
  • Award Trips Applications submit the original and
    two additional copies.
  • Scholarship Applications submit the original and
    one additional copy for each scholarship.
  • Always keep a copy for yourself!
  • All are due in the State Office by June 1st by
    430 pm.

Now What?
  • Those getting an interview will be notified in
    mid to late June by mail. Interviews will take
    place at State Congress.
  • Award recipients will be announced during the
    banquet at State 4-H Congress.

Cashin N the Scholarships
  • Must Submit within 1 year
  • College Name, with contact name and address
  • Official Enrollment Verification (Class Schedule
    or Transcript)
  • 2 Copies of a Thank You Letter to Donor
  • Social Security Number
  • Student ID at the University

Prepared by Robert Strong, 4-H Agent, Marion
County Extension and Daniel Meyers, State 4-H
Events Coordinator, Florida 4-H Youth Development
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