Serving Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Moultrie and Shelby Counties

What's it like in 4-H?

All 4-H Shows in Coles, Cumberland, Moultrie-Douglas and Shelby Counties are being held virtually this summer. You can read the announcement from Illinois Extension here and the announcement sent to impacted 4-H families 4-H families here.

Virtual Show Information

 

In 4-H, you get to decide what topics and projects interest you most. You make 4-H what you want it to be. Work on many projects or focus on one or two. Choose what events sound fun to you, and do them. In 4-H, you have an important role in making your community a better place to live, but you don’t have to do it alone. As a club, you’ll figure out what’s needed most in your neighborhood and find ways to help.

In 4-H, you’re part of a family working together. At club meetings, you’ll learn how to get along with others as you build your skills and help your community. In 4-H, you’ll meet adults who care about you and want to help you succeed. 4-H matches you with mentors who will coach you in areas like problem solving, communicating, and teamwork. 4-H introduces you to potential careers and then gives you the training to get the career you want.

Awards

Scholarships

  • State Event Scholarship Application
    Federation sponsored $50 scholarship to 4-H state events 
  • Elgin and Genevieve Daily Scholarship Application
    $400 College scholarship awarded to an applicant who has been a Coles County 4-H member 6 or more years and pursuing a degree at a 2 or 4-year Illinois institution as a full time student (12 or more hours). This scholarship is awarded only once in the recipient's college career and is to be divided into equal payments for fall and spring semesters.
  • Thomas Frazier Scholarship Application
    $250 one-year scholarship available to applicants who have been Coles County 4-H members four or more years and are pursuing a degree in Agriculture at a 2 or 4-year Illinois institution as a full-time student (12 or more hours). This scholarship is awarded only once in the recipient's college career and is to be divided into equal payments for fall and spring semesters.