Gage 4-H News

January 2023

In This Issue:

  • Office Closed
  • 4-H Enrollment
  • Scholarship Update
  • NE 4-H Achievement Application
  • NE 4-H Foundation Scholarships
  • Achievement Program Awards and Scholarships
  • Save the Date

Notes to 4-H Members

  • County Fair checks
  • Martha & Don Romeo Scholarship
  • Fair Awards Update
Notes to Leaders/Volunteers
  • 2022 Club Reports

Calendar of Events


Extension Office closed

The Gage County Extension Office will be closed January 2nd for New Years and January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr Day.
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4-H Enrollment Now OPEN

Enrollment is open for the 2022-2023 Gage County 4-H year. The enrollment website is All 4-H youth (ages 8-18), Clover Kids (ages 5-7), and leaders/volunteers are required to enroll online every year. Enrollment deadline is June 15. We encourage all members to enroll using a computer and not your mobile device. Call or email Jacie or Sarah at 402-223-1384 with any enrollment questions.

Please make sure to include or update your child's t-shirt size! This is the sizing guide we use to order the Exmark t-shirts for county fair! It is not a required field so can often be missed.

Updated help guides can be found on our website.

Enrollment fee is $12 for each 4-H youth to be paid online or in the office. There is no fee for Clover Kids or adults. We will not be accepting enrollments until we have received payment.

Scholarship Update

Gage County 4-H Juniors and Seniors, it's time for you to start looking at scholarships! There are numerous agricultural companies, organizations, and colleges that offer scholarships to students who have long-term career goals in agriculture. There are also a lot of local and county-wide scholarships for 4-H youth. Now is the time to put together a good resume-it helps!

At a loss for where to begin with scholarships and financial aid? We have multiple resources available for you! Check out the Scholarship Update Newsletter for resources and a list of local and statewide 4-H Scholarships.

Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application

The Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application is a standard application form used for the selection of county and state award winners, including Nebraska delegates to National 4-H Congress and National 4-H Conference, as well as Nebraska 4-H Foundation scholarship award recipients. 4-H members ages 15-18 as of December 31 of the current year are eligible to participate in the state-level awards application process regardless of the delivery mode in which they participated.

To apply as a delegate to either national experience, youth must make that designation on their Achievement Application, as well as complete the additional section titled "Representing Nebraska 4-H." Delegate applicants must follow the state-level completion and submission procedures.

Nebraska 4-H Foundation Scholarships

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation encourages 4-H members from across the state to apply for scholarships. To apply, 4-H'ers must submit the Nebraska 4-H Achievement Application by January 15.

Youth interested in applying for these scholarships must make that designation on their application, as well as complete the additional section titled "Nebraska 4-H Foundation Scholarships." Additional materials are required for youth applying for scholarships, including a copy of current transcripts and ACT/SAT scores. These materials must be submitted digitally along with the completed Achievement Application. Scholarship applicants must follow the state-level completion and submission procedures. Application instructions can be found here.

For a list of general requirements, the selection process, list of available scholarships, and other information, please visit the Nebraska 4-H Foundation website.

Achievement Program Awards & Scholarships

Please make sure to turn in your Thank You cards and scholarship request forms as soon as possible!! We would like to get these disbursed to you preferably before January 15th!

We want to remind everyone who turned in a record book and received an award at the Achievement Celebration to stop by the office pick up your items. If you need to make arrangements after office hours, please let the Extension Office know.
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County Fair checks

Reminder to please deposit any county fair checks from the livestock auction, your ribbon premium check, or your $25 award checks before the end of the year!! They will be voided the first of the year.

Fair awards update

Trophies and sweatshirts have arrived! They are available for pick up or if you need to make arrangements to pickup after 4:30 pm please call the office! 402-223-1384


2022 Club Reports

Organizational Leaders - Please turn in your club's 2022 Year End Treasurer's Report and Club Summary Form by January 15, 2023. If you have questions please call the Extension Office, 402-223-1384. Thank you to the clubs who have submitted the form.


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