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4-H Youth in Action Awards

The 4 H Youth in Action Program recognizes four confident young leaders with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives in our core pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living and STEM. Each year, Pillar Winners will experience an exciting year of telling their 4-H story and celebrating their leadership.

Winners receive:

  • $5,000 higher education scholarship
  • Promotional video showcasing their 4 H impact story
  • All-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for National 4 H Council’s Legacy Awards
  • Networking opportunities with 4 H celebrities and other prominent alumni
  • Recognition as the official 4 H youth spokesperson for their pillar

Applications on hold until 2023-2024 4-H year.


This scholarship was created in memory of Sue Crozier.


  • High school graduating senior or college freshman enrolled in any Market Projects, Large & Small Animal Projects with the expectation for completion August 2024
  • A Sue Crozier Livestock Committee Scholarship may be received only once


  • Enrolled in the El Paso County 4-H or FFA Livestock Program the year applying
  • Satisfactory completion of a livestock project the year applying
  • Minimum of three years in 4-H or FFA club work (can be elsewhere)
  • Minimum of three years successful completion of market livestock projects (Students applying for the Scholarship must be enrolled in a livestock project, but do not necessarily have to be enrolled in a market livestock project, as long as they have successfully previously completed three years in a market livestock project)
  • Participation in 4-H and FFA livestock activities, county fair, livestock judging, etc., to the degree you education of work schedule allows
  • Minimum of a 3.2 out of 4.0 high school grade point average – and college GPA if applicable


Aid for 4-H Participation

El Paso County 4-H Request for Foundation Funds

This form is used to request funds from our El Paso County 4-H Foundation. Fund requests can go toward a variety of 4-H activities like paying for a 4-H event, membership dues, fundraiser supplies or anything 4-H-related.

Please mail your application to:
El Paso County 4-H Foundation,
c/o Kathy Hisey, President
24 Circle C Road
Fountain, CO 80817

Or email to

Colorado 4-H Senate Scholarship Form 

This form is used to request funds from the Colorado 4-H Senate. It is used for State Conference, LDC, CLC and Youth Fest. Form must be complete and received (not postmarked) 10 days before the event registration due date.

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.