4-H is the youth development program of Washington State University. Being a part of the 4-H organization and participating in projects and club experience you can learn life skills such as decision making, communications, leadership, record keeping, responsibility, increased self-esteem, and research-based project knowledge and skills.
How to become a 4-H Member
- Decide what project you would like to participate in. Check out Kittitas County 4-H Projects. Contact the Extension Office to get information for your club or interest.
- Arrange to meet with the leader of the club.
- Follow the instructions the leader gives you to enroll online.
You Should Know….
- The 4-H year starts October 1 and ends September 30
- Youth may enroll in 4-H at any time. However, Kittitas County 4-H Council Committees may set enrollment deadlines for participation in specific events, such as the Kittitas County Fair, and certain project areas to meet positive youth development needs.
- Youth who have reached their 5th birthday before October 1 of the current 4-H year through youth who have not reached their 19th birthday before October 1 of the current 4-H year are eligible to enroll in a 4-H club
- To complete the 4-H year you must:
- Complete a record book
- Participate in showmanship
- Give a demonstration
- Attend club meetings
- Complete a project
Kittitas County 4-H Council is sponsoring four scholarships in the amount of $1000 each:
- 4-H Endowment Trust Fund Scholarship-Awarded to a graduating senior who is actively involved in leadership.
- Jeanette K. Burghart 4-H Memorial Scholarship-Awarded to a graduating senior who has been actively engaged in 4-H Know Your Government (May have been current year, and/or earlier years.)
- Barbara Schnebly Shaw Scholarship-Awarded to a graduating senior or a college student, that has not received a Kittitas County 4-H Scholarship, who excelled in demonstrations and/or club leadership.
- Barbara Schnebly Shaw Scholarship-Awarded to a college student who has previously received a Kittitas County 4-H Scholarship and who excelled in demonstrations and/or club leadership.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Have a cumulative high school/college GPA of 2.0 or better or equivalent
- Be a member, or past member, of Kittitas County 4-H.
- Submit letter of application with application form.
- Submit a 2-page (maximum) essay on your 4-H experiences and how they have affected you; include adequate details of what 4-H has done to prepare you for the future.
- Submit two letters of recommendation-from someone other than family members.
- Submit a resume that includes your 4-H involvement.
- Submit current transcripts.
- Submit previous year, or last one available, 4-H record book including up-to-date permanent record.
- Submit most recent KYG 4-H Project Record.
- Applications are due to the Extension Office by April 15.