Learn at your convenience, at your own pace, with instant feedback. Four online interactive training modules introduce you to volunteering. Understanding 4-H and positive youth development prepares you to work with youth.
State Leaders Forum
Nov. 6–8, 2015
Boise Hotel & Conference Center
The annual state educational conference for volunteer 4-H leaders. Get leadership training, network and explore best practices. The forum hosts rotate among the district leaders' associations.
First-time attendees at the State Leaders’ Forum have priority in a drawing for a $50 scholarship. Attendees must be present at the forum when their names are drawn.
The Vi Rexford Scholarship covers registration for first-time attendees. Awards are based on fund availability. Applicants may apply prior to each State Leaders Forum.
Vi Rexford was the 1964–1998 Gem County Extension Agent. She helped develop the camp counselor training program. She was recognized by the National and Idaho 4-H Halls of Fame for her lifetime contributions.
Western Regional Leaders Forum
A multi-state educational volunteer forum rotates among the western states. It will be in Fairbanks, Alaska, March 2–4, 2016.
The Western Region Leaders’ Forum Scholarship provides $50 to $200 to help volunteers attend. Priority goes to first-time attendees who submit an application. Funds remaining after “first-timer” awards are divided equally among remaining applicants.
Doris Roper Scholarship
For Idaho high school juniors and seniors attending a 4-H leadership opportunity.
The Peggy Thiessen (Doris Roper) Scholarship provides access to leadership opportunities for those who cannot otherwise afford to participate. Scholarships are awarded on a needs basis. Recipients shall have shown increasing responsibilities during their 4-H experience.
Apply at any time. Award amounts are based on funds availability.
First preference: opportunities specific to leadership or leadership development through activities that have a statewide focus.
Second preference: regional activities specific to leadership or leadership development.
John H. Thiessen Scholarship
For adult volunteers attending a 4-H leadership opportunity. Training may be at a regional, state or district-wide level. Training shows leaders how to work with students, develop organizational skills, deepen their commitment to mentoring youths and allow them to become better 4-H and community leaders.
Scholarship amounts vary based on availability.