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Star Ranks, Awards, and Scholarships

There are many ways to receive recognition for your achievements in 4-H, from the year stripe & pin awarded for completing a 4-H year in good standing all the way to the prestigious Golden and Diamond Clover Awards.

The purpose of incentives and recognition are to reinforce the motivation of members and volunteers to participate, create and achieve in the 4-H YDP; and to underscore a sense of belonging and being valued in the 4-H YDP community.

In addition to the opportunities below, individual events and activities often give awards and other forms of recognition to high achievers.  For example, Teen Leaders receive a patch in recognition of their service at the end of the year.  For more information about these forms of recognition, please visit the State 4-H Achievement and Recognition page.