Diamond Clover Award

The California Diamond Clover is the highest achievement for which a 4-H youth member is recognized. All youth members who achieve the requirements are eligible to receive this award. Awardees receive the California Diamond Clover Pin or Necklace Charm, a certificate and a recognition letter from the Associate Director of 4-H Program and Policy.

Diamond Clover Award Application

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications are reviewed by the 4-H Incentives and Recognition Advisory Committee in June and awarded annually.


Awardees must complete at least 13 requirements:

Complete applications must also include an essay of 300-500 words. 

Complete list of mandatory and individualized requirements. 

Mandatory Requirements

All seven of these requirements must be achieved.