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Georgia 4-H Dean Award Projects

One of the highest awards Georgia 4-H Members can earn is the 4-H Dean Award. Competition for the Dean Awards is open to all Senior 4-H members regardless of their prior participation or winning status in other projects.  Dean Award participants will submit a cummulative (4-H career) portfolio and participate in an interview session. The scoring criteria and guidelines for portfolio submission can be found in the
Georgia 4-H Awards & Activities Guidebook

2016 Georgia 4-H Dean Awards Results

2016 4-H Deans Awards Interview Final Times Schedule

Portfolios should be postmarked by Friday, May 27, 2016. 4-H’ers participating in Dean Awards need to be registered in Event Registration by Friday, May 27th.

Interviews will be held during State 4-H Council on Friday, June 24, 2016. An interview schedule will be sent to counties following portfolio submissions. The schedule will also be posted online.

Please send packages to:   

Mandy Marable
c/o 4-H Dean Awards
The University of Georgia
Hoke Smith Annex
Athens, GA 30602-4356

An award will be presented in each of the following five areas:
. Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
. Citizenship
. William "Bill" Edwards 4-H Dean Award for Communications and the Arts
. Family and Consumer Sciences
. James Harris 4-H Dean Award for Leadership

Awards will include the following:
. Olympic Type Medallion
. Master 4 H'er Status
. A $500 scholarship
. Recognition on 4 H Day at the Capitol


Refer to the 4-H Awards & Activities Guidebook
for complete guidelines and rules of entry and competition.

Dean Award Interview Scoresheet

Dean Award Portfolio Scoresheet


For more information contact:

Mandy Marable


Sonya Fears



The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action organization committed to a diverse work force.