Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards over $65,000 in 2014 Iowa 4-H  College Scholarships

Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards over $65,000 in 2014 Iowa 4-H College Scholarships

06/09/2014

Ames, Iowa –This year, the Iowa 4-H Foundation awarded 71 college scholarships valued at $65,750.  Fifty-one of those scholarships were presented last Sunday, June 8 at the Scheman Building on the campus of Iowa State University. The 51 scholarship recipients were 4-H’ers from across the state, with 31 counties represented. These Iowa 4-H individuals will be attending an accredited university, college, or community college in the fall of 2014. Below are this year’s 51 4-H Scholarships in alphabetic order by county in which the recipient participated in 4-H. Information about each donor, which make these scholarship possible can be found at the bottom of this release. “We are so happy this year to have four new scholarships created by four new foundation donors,” said Taci Litenthal, Iowa 4-H Foundation’s Scholarship Coordinator. “It is our pleasure to help assist all our donors in making investments into Iowa’s youth and their higher education ambitions.” These new scholarships are: Ronald and Ruby Godfrey Family 4-H Scholarship, Verle and Ellen Hunt Memorial 4-H Scholarship, Carol Schneider 4-H Scholarship, and Trans Ova Genetics 4-H Scholarship. Photos of the event  can be found at http://www.iowa4hfoundation.org/scholarships or our Facebook page.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

June 10, 2014

 

CONTACTS:

 

Taci Lilenthal                                         Carter D. Collins

Scholarship Coordinator                   Marketing Intern                               

Iowa 4-H Foundation                         Iowa 4-H Foundation

taci@iastate.edu                                ccollins@iastate.edu

(563) 343-1144                                 (515) 294-1607                                

 

 

Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards over $65,000 in 2014 Iowa 4-H College Scholarships

Ames, Iowa –This year, the Iowa 4-H Foundation awarded 71 college scholarships valued at $65,750.  Fifty-one of those scholarships were presented last Sunday, June 8 at the Scheman Building on the campus of Iowa State University. The 51 scholarship recipients were 4-H’ers from across the state, with 31 counties represented. These Iowa 4-H individuals will be attending an accredited university, college, or community college in the fall of 2014. Below are this year’s 51 4-H Scholarships in alphabetic order by county in which the recipient participated in 4-H. Information about each donor, which make these scholarship possible can be found at the bottom of this release. “We are so happy this year to have four new scholarships created by four new foundation donors,” said Taci Litenthal, Iowa 4-H Foundation’s Scholarship Coordinator. “It is our pleasure to help assist all our donors in making investments into Iowa’s youth and their higher education ambitions.” These new scholarships are: Ronald and Ruby Godfrey Family 4-H Scholarship, Verle and Ellen Hunt Memorial 4-H Scholarship, Carol Schneider 4-H Scholarship, and Trans Ova Genetics 4-H Scholarship. Photos of the event  can be found at http://www.iowa4hfoundation.org/scholarships or our Facebook page.

Hills Bank and Trust Company awarded 20, $1,000 leadership grant to Iowa students in their ten-county banking area to students who completed a 4-H leadership program during their senior year of high school. These scholars were recognized by a presentation sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust in April. More information about the Hills Bank and Trust Leadership Grant Program is at: https://www.iowa4hfoundation.org/en/funding_opportunities/scholarships/hills_bank_and_trust_company_leadership_grant/.

$500 Duroe 4-H Scholarship

Emily Rose Samuelson – Black Hawk

Parents: Amy and Bart Samuelson

Emily plans to attend Iowa State University this fall majoring in Agricultural Education and hopes to teach and serve as a FFA advisor in a rural Iowa community.   She is a long time member of her Black Hawk County 4-H club and has exhibited livestock as well as non-livestock projects.  She credits her 4-H activities to leading her towards her passion of agriculture.  “As a ten-year 4-H member, I have participated in many different activities that have helped me grow as an individual and learn life-lessons.  4-H has a way of winding through generations, instilling values of citizenship, leadership and love for community.”

 

$1,000 Orscheln 4-H Scholarship

Mary Elizabeth Heiller – Boone

Parents: Vicki and Tim Heiller

Animal Science is the area of study Mary has chosen at Iowa State University.  Her career goal is to work within the swine industry to increase the quality and quantity of food animals in high production agriculture.  “Learning about the role of nutrition, genetics, or the environment was always part of my goals each year in my swine project.”  Seeing how genetics and nutrition can make a difference in the end product of her 4-H swine projects has inspired Mary to follow this career path. In high-school, Mary was a member of the National Honor Society where she served as Citizenship Coordinator.  She has also been active in FFA, competitive dance, choir, sports as well as an active member of her church.

 

$1,000 Orscheln 4-H Scholarship

Grant Jeffery Heineman – Boone

Parent: Paul Heineman

 Grant credits his experience at the State 4-H Youth Conference in Ames, along with working on his welding and woodworking projects to lead him to pursue a degree in Agricultural Engineering at Iowa State University.  Grant has also been active in high school where he has held a variety of leadership positions including senior class president and captain of his football and basketball teams. “The skills I’ve learned in my project areas and other aspects of my 4-H career will be highly beneficial to me in the future. Being able to communicate with others, leading others, and having a broad range of knowledge will help me forge relationships with people, help me be a good citizen, and help me on my way to success.”

 

$500 Phyllis J. Olson 4-H Scholarship

Kaitlyn Ann Romitti – Boone

Parents: John and Kathy Romitti

Majoring in Dietetics and Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Kaitlyn is a senior at Iowa State University.  After graduation, she plans to complete her dietetic internship through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the ultimate goal of becoming a registered dietitian.  Through 4-H Kaitlyn discovered nutrition was her passion.  “4-H made me love working and connecting with people.  I am very passionate about nutrition and know this is where I belong.”  Kaitlyn is an active member of the Collegiate 4-H club where she has been a Collegiate State Council Representative, a Programming Chair, and Secretary, and Public Relations Chair.

 

 

$1,000 Stakey 4-H Scholarship

Stephanie Anne McMillan – Buchanan

Parent: Anne McMillan

Iowa State University is the destination for Stephanie for the fall with plans to double major in Fashion, Apparel, Merchandising, & Design and either Journalism or Agricultural Communication.  Her dream job would be to create new and innovative fabrics to accommodate today’s lifestyles.  “Without doing 4-H projects related to home improvement, fashion, and communication, I would not have given the majors I am pursuing a chance.” Stephanie has also been been active in high school athletics including captain of volleyball, softball, and basketball as well as a track and field participant.  She is a member of the Student Council and National Honor Society.  “I can’t wait to attend Iowa State for Apparel, Merchandise, and Design and I know that the skills I gained through 4-H will aid me in whatever I do.”

 

$1,500 Trans Ova Genetics 4-H Scholarship

Austin James Ehlers – Buena Vista

Parents: Brent and Carol Ehlers

Majoring in Animal Science, Austin is a Junior at Iowa State University where he has been active in a variety of leadership activities including VEISHEA and ISU Freshman Council.  Austin is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and has participated in many philanthropic events through the organization.  While a member of 4-H, Austin was involved in a variety of projects which led him to study Ag Production: Animal Sciences and Ag Business.  He future plans are to manage his own breeding herd and work for an agriculture business providing animal health, genetic, or nutrition services. He also has aspirations to become a political supporter of the agricultural industry and a leader in his community. “4-H has given me confidence, connections and many competencies to be successful as I serve my community.”

 

$3,500 Mahr Family Veterinary Medicine 4-H Scholarship

(renewable)

Brent Austin Sexton – Calhoun

Parents: Keith and Barb Sexton

“Success in 4-H gave me the confidence necessary to go outside my comfort zone to make new friends, as well as confidence to apply and interview for leadership positions in various organizations.”  Brent has been excepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University.  He has been extremely active on the Iowa State University campus with leadership positions in a variety of groups, clubs and organizations.  This past year, Brent was named ISU’s Greek Man of the Year.  He has also participated in the study abroad program, experiencing living and working in seven countries on four continents during his undergraduate education.  Brent’s future plans include utilizing his education in a large food animal veterinarian practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$500 Harding-Roth Family 4-H Scholarship

Abigail Nicole Collison – Calhoun

Parents: Timothy and Lori Collison

Agriculture has been a key component in motivating Abigail to pursue her dreams.  She will be attending Iowa State University majoring in Animal Science with the goal of studying Veterinary Medicine.  Abigail has been active in 4-H and FFA as a livestock exhibitor as well as various community projects.  She has also held leadership positions in both organizations and is a member of the National Honor Society at South Central Calhoun High School.  “4H has taught me the value of commitment and has given me the opportunity to solidify what I am passionate about.”

 

$1,000 Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto 4-Year School 4-H Scholarship

Michael Allen Tupper – Chickasaw

Parents: Joanne and Larry Tupper

Michael will be attending Iowa State University where he will study Agricultural Engineering. His goal is to one day design cutting edge farm equipment to make farming more efficient and practical.  Michael was a member of the State 4-H Council where he gained leadership and communication skills. “4-H is the driving force behind me believing that I can make a difference, and because of that, it is my goal to impact my community at the same level 4-H impacted me.” Michael has also been active in sports, FFA, speech and National Honor Society.  He also had the opportunity to travel to China for 10 days with the Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Farm Bureau.

 

$1,000 Great Western Bank 4-H Scholarship

Lauren Elizabeth Schwarck – Clay

Parents: Kurt and Julie Schwarck

Majoring in Agronomy at Iowa State University, Lauren wants to educate farmers about developing land management practices and nutrient reduction strategies.  “I want to be at the forefront of technology development and changing practices in the agricultural industry. ”  Lauren was a member of the Iowa State 4-H Council and participated in 4-H for nine years in her county.  “My goals for my education and career have been greatly influenced by 4-H.  I am very fortunate to have had the rich experiences 4-H has to offer and will use these as a compass to my future.”

 

$1,000 Orscheln 4-H Scholarship

Danielle Jo James – Dallas

Parents: Mark and Tammy James

 Danielle will be attending Iowa State University where she plans to major in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine with the ultimate goal of becoming a veterinarian.  “I have always had a passion for raising livestock and watching them grow to their full potential.”  She is a member of Dallas County 4-H where she has been active and successful in livestock judging, communication and leadership projects.  “4-H offered various new opportunities for me to explore. Through all of the open doors I was lead to from showing at fairs, to presentations, to serving the community, attending conferences, and livestock judging, I gained countless experiences and knowledge that I will take with me and use throughout life.”

 

 

$1,500 Oster Journalism 4-H Scholarship

Jan Marie Ryherd – Hamilton

Parents: Daniel and Donna Ryherd

Jan is a sophomore at Iowa State University where she is double majoring in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Meteorology.  Jan feels 4-H influenced her college choice as well as her career path. “I learned so much about being a good communicator through 4-H and that is exactly what I plan to do in my career. I want to communicate the weather to people clearly so there is no confusion and people are armed with the information they need to live productive lives.”  Jan continues her 4-H activities as a Collegiate 4-H Member and hopes to continue to be a 4-H volunteer in the future.

 

$500 Career 4-H Scholarship

Courtney Ann Stakey – Hamilton

Parents: Cathy and Doran Stakey

A senior at Iowa State University majoring in Child, Adult, & Family Services and Early Childhood Education, Courtney plans to become an elementary teacher.  She has been active with Dance Marathon and works at the Office of Admissions Call Center at Iowa State. She credits 4-H for giving her the confidence and communication skills to be successful in her endeavors.   “My experience in 4-H taught me to set high goals, to be a leader, how to effectively communicate, and to give back. I honestly credit who I am today and my college experiences to this organization. For that, I will be forever grateful.”

 

$1,000 LA-CO Circle of Champions 4-H Scholarship

Rebecca Marie Stowe – Hardin

Parents: Craig and Richelle Stowe

Rebecca is a Junior at Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Business.  Her goal is to return to rural Iowa and help others with their finances.  While at ISU, she has been active in the Agricultural Business club as well as several community service organizations.  Rebecca was a founding member of the Eldora Eagles 4-H club and helped it grow from 6 members to 40 members.  Rebecca plans to continue working with the 4-H program after college.  “4-H has given me the confidence to be myself, the ability to stand up and be a leader, and the assurance that I will make choices in my life that will not only benefit me, but the world around me.”

 

$500 Cheryl & Dr. David Pence Family Communication 4-H Scholarship

Timothy Curtis Rose – Hardin

Parents: Donald and Constance Rose

 “If I had to pick my most valuable experience in 4H, I would select my communications projects.  Learning about communication has helped me to achieve more than I could have ever imagined,”  according to Timothy. He participated in many communications projects through his 4-H career and received numerous awards at the state level for his creativity.  His most memorable is a project dedicated to WWII Veterans which he has presented to a variety of groups in his community.  He also participated in showing livestock and a variety of community and church activities.  Timothy plans to study Physical Therapy or Athletic Training at Northwestern College. 

 

 

 

$500 Cheryl & Dr. David Pence Family Visual Arts 4-H Scholarship

Hannah Marie Reifschneider – Hardin

Parents: Staci and David Reifschneider

Hannah plans to attend Coe College or the University of Iowa where she will study Occupational Therapy.  Hanna has been active in a variety of project areas for 4-H as well as active within her community and school. Her visual arts projects have led to numerous awards and provided the opportunity for each of her club members to create their own piece of pottery so everyone was able to enter a project for the fall. “I have had an amazing 4-H experience.  I want to give back all that 4-H has given me and be a great role model for others. By being a 4-H’er I’ve decided I want to help people for the rest of my life.”   

 

$1,000 Great Western Bank 4-H Scholarship

Nathaniel Paul Thompson – Harrison

Parents: Kimberlee and Scott Thompson

Nathaniel will be attending Iowa State University majoring in Forestry.  He plans to eventually work for the Department of Natural Resources or Department of Forestry.  Nathaniel’s best memories of his    4-H experience include being a Southwest Iowa Jr. Camp Counselor.  “That experience taught me that being in 4-H can open all kinds of opportunities for you. I can’t imagine what my life would be without the friends I made while being a councilor at that camp.”  Nathaniel also participated in State 4-H Council and served as a youth advisor for his county fair. 

 

$750 Kiser 4-H Scholarship

Rachel Ann Stika – Howard

Parent: Elaine Stika

Rachel’s future plans are to attend Iowa State University and major in Animal Science and minor in Agricultural Business.  Her goal is to graduate from the college of Veterinary Medicine and work with large and small animals.  Rachel is a member of Howard County 4-H where she has held an office eight of the nine years.  In 4-H Rachel has also been active in the 4-H Horse Project area where she has shown her horse at the county fair and has been a participant in the Iowa Horse Jamboree.  “My experiences in 4-H have impacted my life tremendously. Through 4-H, I developed a passion for agriculture and it has led to my career choice of becoming a veterinarian.”

 

$1,000 Tubbs 4-H Scholarship

Allison Ann Kilburg – Jackson

Parents: Chris and Randy Kilburg

Allison plans to double major in Elementary Education and Special Education at Clarke University in the fall of 2014.  Participating in child development projects through 4-H have provided a foundation for the career path she has chosen. According to Allison, “My 4-H experiences have influenced my career choice because of all the great opportunities it has offered me,” Allison said. She is also active in her school and community where she often volunteers her time and talents giving back to her community.  “By being involved in 4-H, I engaged in great opportunities that have enriched my life!”

 

 

 

$1,000 Ralph and Agnes Dostal Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Jason Nicholas Schuster – Jackson

Parents: Barbara and Donald Schuster

Jason is a senior at Iowa State University where he will receive a degree in Agricultural Engineering.  While at ISU, Jason has served a variety of leadership roles for VEISHEA as well as within the Department of Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering.  “4-H emphasizes teamwork and communication, which ultimately leads to developing outstanding leaders that give back to their communities. There are an infinite number of opportunities before me, but no matter which path I choose I know that 4-H has given me the tools to be successful.”

 

$1,000 Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto 4-Year School 4-H Scholarship

Marissa Mary Till – Jackson

Parent: Allan Till

Marissa will be a freshman at Iowa State University in the fall of 2014.  She plans to major in Environmental Science and Animal Ecology.  Her goal is to educate others in different parts of the world and locally to improve their own lives and the environment at the same time.  “Studying soils and crops through 4-H has given me a love for the environment and a passion to help. I have been active in volunteer work across the globe, and with the skills I have gained through 4-H I plan to continue my work of improving the environment.”  Marissa is a National Honor Society member and a Student Senate Board Representative and is active in FFA, choir, band and thespians.

 

$3,500 Mahr Family Ag & Life Sciences 4-H Scholarship

(renewable)

Breanna Rae Branderhorst – Jasper

Parents: Bryan and Debra Branderhorst

Bre has been rcheryul in her leadership role in the Agvocacy Day Training, completing two years of the program.  The Agvocacy Day Training is a social media based training for high school and college aged students to prepare to advocate for agriculture using their personal social media sites.  Each year over 300 high school students have attended the training with many students starting their own blogs and social media pages.  “It was exciting to see that the event I had worked so hard on was a success and that students were truly using what they had learned.”  Bre is a senior at Iowa State University studying Agricultural Education.

 

$500 Mary Ann Stumbo Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Abigail Elizabeth Sparks – Johnson

Parents: Walter and Amy Sparks

Abigail is a sophomore at Iowa State University where she is serving as the Vice President of ISU Collegiate 4-H.  “4-H has made me a leader, a communicator, a ‘motherly’ figure, a volunteer, an extrovert, a role model, a goal setter, a risk taker, an organizer, but most importantly a do-er.”  Abigail also serves as President of the Food Science Club and a member of the executive team of the first-ever BaconExpo at ISU.  With a major in Food Science and a minor in Meat Science, Abigail’s future plans are to work in the meat industry to  conduct meat quality research and to promote the meat industry.  “I found my passion for food safety through multiple projects and presentations that deal with food. I plan to enter the food industry after completing a Masters Program to pursue Food Safety or Food Quality, to continue to make the best better in one of the most critical industries in the world.”

 

$1,000 Orscheln 4-H Scholarship

Tymbrie Anna Snobl – Linn

Parents: Barb and Gary Snobl

Tymbrie will attend Iowa State University where her goal is to become a veterinarian. “The influence of 4-H was probably the biggest factor in my choice of attending Iowa State University.”  Tymbrie was able to see the opportunities ISU offered while attending the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and many other visits to the university. She has been an active leader within her 4-H club presiding as reporter, secretary, vice-president, and president twice.  Tymbrie has taught rchery to South African students while participating in National Archery in the Schools Program All-Stars Championship. 

 

$500 Peterson Family 4-H Scholarship

Joshua Mark Kettelkamp – Linn

Parents: Cindy and Robert Kettelkamp

Joshua will be attending James Brown University with a major in Business Administration.  He hopes to use his agricultural background and knowledge of to help others in need develop better agricultural practices.  His community service projects through 4-H, as well as his church, has led him down the path to serve others through his career.  Joshua has traveled the nation and the world to help others in need.  “4-H has given me the opportunities to use my head, heart, hands, and health to serve, lead, learn, and grow. The skills I have learned through 4-H have been essential to my growth into the man I am.”

 

$500 Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto Community College 4-H Scholarship

Austin Joel Himes – Linn

Parent: Mary Denise Guy-Himes

Austin plans to attend Kirkwood Community College where he will major in Agricultural Production Management and upon completion plans to continue in the Global Positioning Systems program.  His future goal is to join his family farming operation raising swine and row crop production.  He is a 9 year member of Linn County 4-H where he has won multiple champions with his home-raised livestock.   “4-H has played an important role in my life and all of my experiences showing animals (good and bad) have influenced who I am today.  I have developed self-confidence, learned responsibility and leadership skills holding various offices in my 4-H club and the Linn County Youth Council.”

 

$500 Roberts Family 4-H Scholarship

Justin Dirk Boot – Marion

Parent: Darrell Boot

Justin plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall of 2014 where he will major in Agricultural Studies.  Justin has held the leadership positions of President, Vice President and Treasurer of his county 4-H club.  His passion is in production livestock where he has participated in swine, cow-calf pair, sheep and bucket calf projects.  Justin has also received several livestock judging awards.  “4-H has taught me many things, but I feel the most important thing it has taught me is a sense of responsibility and understanding how production agriculture works.”  Justin has also been active in his community by volunteering at a homeless shelter, the local nursing home, and at the thrift shop in his hometown.

 

$1,000 Verle and Ellen Hunt Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Daniel Lee Blom – Marshall

Parents: Mary and Burt Blom

Daniel has received many County 4-H Awards as well as the State 4-H Leadership Award.  Daniel credits 4-H in developing his leadership, communication and life skills.  Other project areas Daniel has been involved in include Citizenship, Communication, Science, Engineering and Technology, and Visual Arts.  “Through these experiences I have not only been able to make an impact on my community now, but I have skills and confidence that will be a springboard into the future.”  Daniel plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall of 2014 where he will study Mechanical Engineering.

 

$500 Lloyd W. and Myrtle Obrecht 4-H Scholarship

Nicholas Dean Frazee – Mills

Parent: Tracey Frazee

Nicholas is a sophomore at Iowa State University where he pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business.  At Iowa State, he is a member of the Agricultural Business Club and plays for the Iowa State Men’s Club Soccer Team.  Nicholas credits his three year participation in Iowa 4-H State Conference in Ames helped him get used to the environment of college campuses and dorms and ultimately made the process of deciding what college to attend much easier.  Nicholas states,  “Without 4-H, I would not have been exposed to the many different aspects of agriculture that helped me determine my college major and future career path. I hope that in the future I can give back to 4-H to help develop the youth in the same way that I was in my nine years of membership.”

 

$500 Donald and Ruby Godfrey Family 4-H Scholarship

Mikayla Lin Dolch – Montgomery

Parents: Linda and Steve Dolch

“Through 4-H I have been allowed to develop and cultivate my love of agriculture which I will use to impact the future as I strive to become a life long advocate of the agricultural industry,” said Mikayla.  She plans to attend Iowa State University where she will continue her advocacy for agricultural through her Agricultural Education degree.  Mikayla has held several office positions in her Montgomery County 4-H club where she has learned leadership and communication skills that have brought her academic success and awards in a variety of project areas. 

 

$500 Mary Paul 4-H Scholarship

Katie Ann Meyers – Muscatine

Parent: Mike Meyers

With a major in Family Consumer Science Education at Iowa State University, Katie plans to help young adults gain everyday skills they will need in their future.  She is a member of the Goshen Gladiators club in Muscatine County where she has held various offices and named 2013 Miss Muscatine County Fair Queen.  “4-H has played a huge part in my future career path. Through all of my 4-H projects I found that my true passion was helping and teaching others.”  Katie has also been active at West Liberty High School as captain of her basketball and golf team as well as Vice President of National Honor Society. 

 

 

$500 Carol Schneider 4-H Scholarship

Hannah Sue Kessenich – Plymouth

Parents: Susan and Mark Kessenich

 Hannah will be attending Creighton University where she will major in Elementary Education.   She is a member of Plymouth County 4-H and has been active in showing livestock. In 2013 she was selected as Plymouth County Fair Princess. “4-H is all what you put into it.  I have put my heart and sole into my 4-H years, which I am truly proud of.  No one can ever take away from me this outstandingly rewarding part of my life or the values I learned from this organization.”  In addition to her 4-H career, activities and honors in high school include volleyball, basketball, and National Honor Society, and a variety of service-based organizations and projects.

 

$500 C. J. Gauger 4-H Scholarship

Grace Marie Feilmeier – Sac

Parents: Dale and Mary Feilmeier

Grace will attend Iowa State University fall of 2014.  Although her major is undecided her interests are in communications, agriculture and secondary education.  “4-H has shown me that I want to be in a profession where I have the opportunity to help people every day of my life.”    She has been on State 4-H Youth Council for the past two years where she has strengthened her leadership and communications skills.  Grace is serving as president of the National Honor Society at Ridgeview High School and is active in her church and community.

 

$1,000 Lloyd, Inc. 4-H Scholarship

Kayla Marie Kaasa – Scott

Parents: Megan and Gary Kaasa

Recently accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, Kayla plans to receive her Doctorate degree and practice veterinary medicine in her hometown of Davenport, IA.   “With this degree, I want to make a difference in my community by educating people about how to take care of their animals, taking care of neglected animals, and most importantly giving a voice to animals because they don’t have voices of their own.”  Kayla credits her 4-H experience within her animal projects to fueling her passion for animals and their welfare.  She continues to volunteer with her hometown 4-H club to help 4-H’ers prepare for their county fair.

 

$1,000 Colvin Family 4-H Scholarship

Colin Douglas Ryan – Story

Parent: Pamela Ryan

A senior at Iowa State University, Colin is majoring in Civil Engineering.  He credits his 4-H experiences in leadership, teamwork and community service to steer him to the field of Civil Engineering.  “I have chosen this career to make a contribution to society because through my leadership and community service experiences I know that I need that rewarding feeling of knowing I’ve made a difference.”  Colin is an Iowa State University Collegiate 4-H member where he continues to develop his leadership, communication and teamwork skills.  “4-H has provided an avenue for me to enhance my inquisitive nature and natural problem solving abilities to prepare for a challenging future.”

 

 

 

$500 Stratton 4-H Scholarship

Nathan Berglund Wright – Story

Parents: James Wright Jr. and Sarah Wright

 Nathan plans to attend Iowa State University and double major in Agricultural Business and Agricultural Systems Technologies or Animal Science.  He hopes to gain experience and diversity with an agricultural related company and then start up his own farming operation. Nathan was an active member of his Story County 4-H participating in livestock and wood working projects.  “One of the biggest things I took away from 4-H is the need for patience; while working on a project or with animals, patience is key.  4-H showed me what my options are for later in life, and the possibilities are endless.”

 

$1,000 Tobin 4-H Scholarship

Sarah Jo Waigand – Union

Parents: Kim and Matt Waigand

“4-H has given me the drive to work hard at what I want, the skills to be a great leader, and the ability to be the best I can be at whatever I strive for.”   Many of Sarah’s 4-H projects were based on sewing where she found her passion for fashion design.  “The key to success is turning what you love into a career.”  Sarah will attend Iowa State University where she will major in Apparel, Merchandising and Design.  She has also been very active in community service within 4-H, high school and her community. 

 

$1,000 Orscheln 4-H Scholarship

Kolton Scott Greiner – Washington

Parent: Lindsay and Shelley Greiner

Iowa State University is where Kolton will attend in the fall of 2014 majoring in Animal Science.  His future goals involve working with livestock in the agricultural industry.  “Through my experiences in 4-H, I have developed a passion for the caring of livestock and animal nutrition.” Kolton has been an active member in his Washington County 4-H club where he has shown livestock at the county, state and national level.  He also mentored younger 4-H’ers and participated in livestock judging.  Kolton participated in high school sports receiving numerous awards and leadership positions and also served as Student Body President.

 

$500 Duroe/AGR 4-H Scholarship

Mitchell James Hora – Washington

Parents: Theresa and Brian Hora

Mitchell’s passion has always been in agricultural with an interest in technology.  Mitchell created the first 4-H club website for Washington County 4-H.  He is an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity where he puts his communication skills to use by updating their website and communicating with alumni.  Majoring in Agricultural Systems Technology at Iowa State University, Mitchell plans to purse a career in the agricultural field of precision farming.  “My beliefs are that with precision farming techniques, Iowa and worldwide farmers can minimize their inputs, optimize their outputs and maximize their return.  My education will allow me to help Iowa farmers and the world of agriculture.”

 

 

$500 Persinger-Asmus Family 4-H Scholarship

Lauren Jo Carter – Washington

Parents: John and Kimberly Carter

Lauren is a Pre-Architecture major at Iowa State University.  At Iowa State, Lauren is a Cyclone Aide where she uses her presentation skills and extemporaneous speech skills she acquired through her Washington County 4-H projects.   She has held several leadership positions in her county group including President, Vice President and Treasurer as well as State 4-H Council Member and National Congress Delegate.  “4-H gave me the opportunity to meet so many people.  I have been able to carry a lot of these friendships from across the state to Iowa State.”  Lauren hopes one day to open her own design firm to design homes.

 

$1,000 Lloyd and Kathryn Bettis 4-H Scholarship

Kenton Bryce Lain – Wayne

Parent: Jean Lain

Kenton will attend Iowa State University in the fall of 2014 majoring in Agricultural Business.  He plans to work as an agricultural equipment salesman with the goal of owning his own dealership.  Kenton has been involved in showing cattle and swine.  His passion is showing cattle and has resulted in many champion rewards at county and state levels as well as at AKSARBEN.  Kenton credits 4-H for his academic and leadership success.  “4-H has been one of the best organizations I have been involved in. It has taught me what it is like to work hard, what it is like to succeed, and also what it is like to be happy in life.”

 

$1,000 Peyton Family 4-H Scholarship

Zoe Louise Hildreth – Webster

Parents: Randy and LeAnn Hildreth

Zoe is a junior at Iowa State University with future plans to attend medical school and pursue a career in Pediatrics.  Mentoring younger 4-H members as a Junior Camp Counselor at 4-H junior camp has been a rewarding and influential project for Zoe.  “I feel most passionate when I’m able to use my knowledge to help others, and 4-H helped me begin along that journey.”  Continuing her leadership skills obtained through her 4-H experiences, Zoe is the President of Hope 4 Africa and has served on the Executive Board of the Freshmen Council for two semesters.

 

$1,000 Goering Communication 4-H Scholarship

Rebecca Marie Nellis – Webster

Parents: Ruth and Jeff Nellis

Rebecca plans to attend Iowa State University where she hopes to help solve world hunger by studying ways to create create nutrient supplements using Iowa crops.  This past year Rebecca was selected as a finalist in the Iowa Women of Innovation competition for her research in using soybeans to create a nutritional supplement for starving people. She was named a finalist for the National Leadership award at the National Council on Youth Leadership in St. Louis.  “In 4-H, I grew confident through communication, leadership, and citizenship experiences.  For me, I’ve taken what I’ve learned about citizenship through 4-H and applied it at club, state, national, and global levels.”

 

 

 

$1,000 Steve and Sue Wolken 4-H Scholarship

Evan Allen Fritz – Worth

Parent: Keith Fritz

Majoring in Kinesiology and Health at Iowa State University, Evan has utilized the communications skills he acquired through 4-H in various leadership positions including general co-chair for ISU Homecoming and collegiate facilitator for the National 4-H Conference.  “I know for a solid fact that 4-H has been the single most important influential aspect of my life.  Without the immense leadership, communications, and public relation skills that I learned from 4-H exclusively, I wouldn’t be anywhere near the type of person that I am today.”  Evan is a current Collegiate 4-H Member and has served as an Iowa 4-H Foundation Youth Trustee.

 

$1,000 Lloyd, Inc. 4-H Scholarship

Ceara Kay Fjeld – Winnebago

Parents: Gene and Jodi Fjeld

Attending Iowa State University, Ceara has recently been accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Through her experience in 4-H,  Ceara feels she gained the leadership and communication skills necessary to be successful in college.  She is a member of Equestrian Team, Pre-Vet Club, Block and Bridle as well as the Iowa State University Horse Judging Team, holding leadership positions within these clubs. “I believe 4-H really taught me how important community service and a network of community are.”  Ceara continues to give back by volunteering to help 4-H participants with their horse projects. 

 

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2014 Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Biographies

 

Lloyd and Kathryn Bettis 4-H Scholarship

 

Provided by Lloyd and Kathryn Bettis in memory of Herbert Bettis, this scholarship is eligible to any college undergraduate attending ISU pursuing any field of study.  Financial need is given priority to Monroe county 4-H’er, then Appanoose, then Wapello, Lucas, Davis, Wayne.

Career

4-H Scholarship

Provided by Shirley A. Stakey, this scholarship is for an ISU junior or senior in the fall of 2014 and are studying majors in the former ISU College of Family Consumer Science.

Colvin Family

4-H Scholarship

Provided by the Colvin Family Endowment, this scholarship is established to recognize a 4-H’er who has taken their own road—one who has done their best to fully experience 4-H and life. Available to any ISU undergrad pursuing any four year degree in any field of study.

Ralph and Agnes

Dostal Memorial

4-H Scholarship

The Family of Ralph and Agnes Dostal provide this scholarship to ISU undergraduates who have demonstrated participation in 4‑H activities, community service, and/or college activities. The student can pursue any field of study while preference is given to current college students.

Duroe 4-H Scholarship

 

Provided by the Duroe family in Jesup, Iowa, the eligible applicants must reside in Buchanan, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette or Linn county. The recipient must be attending ISU or any Iowa community college pursuing a degree in agriculture or ag business.

Duroe/AGR

4-H Scholarship

 

The Duroe family in Jesup, Iowa, provides this scholarship to an eligible applicant who must be a member in good standing of the ISU AGR Fraternity. They must be pursuing a degree in agriculture or ag business.

C. J. Gauger

4-H Scholarship

4-H alumni contributors to Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund provide this scholarship to a student who has demonstrated participation in 4-H leadership programs and activities and is attending ISU in the fall of 2014 pursuing any degree in any field of study.

Donald and Ruby Godfrey Family

4-H Scholarship

The Donald and Ruby Godfrey family provide this scholarship to a former Iowa 4-H’er from Adams, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page or Taylor counties.  Applicants must be enrolled in the ISU College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and show leadership and community service activities.

Goering Communication

4‑H Scholarship

 

Provided by the Don and Doris Goering Endowment, this applicant must document participation in the 4-H Communication project/program. The student must be attending ISU, UNI or U of I pursuing a four-year degree in any field of study.

Great Western Bank

4‑H Scholarship

The Great Western Bank provides a $1,000 to one male & one female who is a Participating member in Iowa 4-H and shows promise in career plans. Each student must major within Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Virginia Lee

Harding-Roth

4-H Scholarship

 

The Harding and Roth Families provide this scholarship to an eligible applicant that must document leadership and reside in Calhoun or Pocahontas county. They can be pursuing any field of study at ISU.

 

Hills Bank and Trust Company Leadership Grant Program

 

Hills Bank and Trust Company provides this scholarship that is open to ALL High School Juniors. Eligible applicants must be a resident in one of following counties:  Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Washington. The recipients of the scholarship must attend a minimum of nine hours of Hills Bank sponsored leadership training during their senior year of high school and must have involvement in community service, student group activities, or work experience. They must be planning to attend any Iowa accredited college, university, or community college and must have a 2.8 or higher high school GPA.

Verle and Ellen Hunt Memorial

4-H Scholarship

 

The estate of Verle and Ellen Hunt provides this scholarship for a Marshall county 4-H member or resident attending Iowa State University, fall 2014 pursuing any field of study.

Kiser 4-H Scholarship

 

4-H alumni and staff contributions in honor of Professor James Kiser’s retirement provided the funding for the Kiser Scholarship, which goes to an applicant who is an outstanding 4‑H horse project participant. They must attend ISU.

LA-CO Circle of Champions

4-H Scholarship

 

LA-CO Industries, Inc. in Elk Grove Village, IL provides this scholarship to any college undergraduate or graduate school attendee attending any Iowa community college or 4-year college or university. They must be majoring in agriculture or related agricultural science major and preference is given to current college students.

Lloyd, Inc.

Veterinary Science

4-H Scholarship

Provided by Dr. Eugene and Linda Lloyd, from Shenandoah, Iowa, this scholarship is for former Iowa 4-H’ers accepted for their first year to ISU College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall.

Mahr Family

Ag & Life Sciences

4-H Scholarship (renewable)

The family of Marvin, Sr. and Frederica Mahr provide the largest scholarship to a student who has five or more years of 4-H membership and has evidence of community service and leadership participation. The final selection is based on an interview and the applicants must submit a separate activity plan for a leadership/community service activity to be implemented during 2014-2015.  ($500 grant may be available for training and project costs.) The student must be attending ISU in the fall of 2014. They must have a major within Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Mahr Family

Veterinary Medicine

4-H Scholarship (renewable)

 

The family of Marvin, Sr. and Frederica Mahr provide the largest scholarship to a student who has five or more years of 4-H membership and has evidence of community service and leadership participation. The final selection is based on an interview and the applicants must submit a separate activity plan for a leadership/community service activity to be implemented during 2014-2015.  ($500 grant may be available for training and project costs.) Applicant must be accepted to or attending ISU College of Veterinarian Medicine.

Lloyd W. and Myrtle Obrecht

4-H Scholarship

 

LaVerne and Pam Obrecht provide this scholarship to a resident of Mills or Shelby county who has emphasis on leadership and citizenship activities in 4-H and at ISU. The student is either a junior or senior and has a major within Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Phyllis J. Olson

4-H Scholarship

 

The Phyllis J. Olson Scholarship Fund through the Iowa 4‑H Foundation provides this scholarship to any college undergraduate attending ISU. They must have a major in food and nutrition or related curriculum and preference is given to upper classmen.

Orscheln

4-H Scholarships

Provided by the Orscheln Farm & Home L.L.C., in Moberly MO, the recipient must be a resident of one of the following Orscheln Farm & Home trade area counties: Appanoose, Boone, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie, Henry, Jefferson, Johnson, Linn, Mahaska, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Wapello, Washington. Five scholarships are given to freshmen in the fall of 2014 in Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or with a major in family and consumer science field of study at ISU. They also must be active 4-H’er during four years of high school and must be of good character and exhibit leadership potential.

Oster Journalism

4-H Scholarship

Provided by Merrill J. Oster, this scholarship is given to a college sophomore, junior, or senior in the fall of 2014 at ISU. They are applicants who are majoring in journalism or communication studies and documentation of journalism activity and skills are provided on the application.

Mary Paul 4-H Scholarship

The Family of Henry and Mary Martin Paul provide this scholarship to an eligible applicant that must reside in Muscatine or Scott county at must be a freshman in the fall of 2014 at ISU. They can be pursuing any field of study. Financial need is given priority.

Cheryl and Dr. David Pence Family Communication

4-H Scholarship

The Pence Family provides eligible applicants that must be a resident of Delaware, Hardin, Jackson, or Polk county this scholarship. Applicant must show participation in 4-H Communication project/program. They must be attending any Iowa community college or 4-year college or university pursuing any field of study.

Cheryl and Dr. David Pence Family Visual Arts 4-H Scholarship

The Pence Family provides this scholarship to eligible applicants that are residents of Delaware, Hardin, Jackson, or Polk county. Applicant must show participation in the 4-H Visual Arts project/program. They must be attending any Iowa community college or 4-year college or university pursuing any field of study.

Persinger-Asmus Family

4-H Scholarship

The Persinger and Asmus families provide this scholarship to students who have demonstrated participation in leadership, citizenship, and/or communications in 4-H and college activities should be included on the application. They must be college sophomore, junior, or seniors attending ISU or UNI. They must be pursuing any field of study other than agriculture or family and consumer science.

Peterson Family

4-H Scholarship

In honor of Norman H. Peterson and in memory of Gertrude (Trudy) J. Peterson, the Peterson family provides this scholarship to recognize a 4-H’er who has worked hard and demonstrated a sense of adventure. The college student can be pursuing any field of study, attending any 2- or 4-year college or university.

Peyton Family

4-H Scholarship

The Peyton Family Endowment provides this scholarship to any former Iowa or Oklahoma 4‑H member who has demonstrated 4‑H participation with evidence of strong community service and leadership in 4‑H and at ISU. The applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and must be pursuing a major in or related to agriculture.

Roberts Family

4-H Scholarship

Provided by Lloyd & Sharon Roberts and Kurt Roberts, this scholarship is given to an eligible applicant that demonstrates a need for financial assistance and provides evidence of community service.  They must be resident of or a 4‑H’er in Cass, Marion, Montgomery, or Story county. They can be attending ISU, UNI, or Central College pursuing any field of study.

Carol Schneider

4-H Scholarship

 

Carol and John Schneider provide this scholarship to a Plymouth County 4-H.  They must be a freshman fall 2014 attending any 2- or 4- year college or university pursuing any field of study.  GPA must be 3.0 or higher.

Stakey

4-H Scholarship

4-H alumni and staff contributions to Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Fund in honor of Shirley Stakey’s retirement provide this scholarship to a freshman in the fall of 2014 who is attending ISU and is enrolled in Iowa State’s College of Human Sciences. They must be Pursuing a major in family and consumer science field of study.

Stratton

4-H Scholarship

 

 

Stratton Memorial and Stratton family provide this scholarship to an eligible applicant that resides in Boone, Fremont, Mills, Story, or Plymouth county. It is available to any college undergraduate attending ISU that is Pursuing a 4-year degree in Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Mary Ann Stumbo Memorial

4-H Scholarship

The Barb and Keith Sexton family provides this scholarship for an Iowa 4-H’er who has actively participated in 4-H for at least five years. The scholarship is given to a current college student attending any Iowa 4-year college or university. They can be pursuing any field of study.

Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto

4-year School

4‑H Scholarship

Theisen Supply, Inc., in Dubuque Iowa, provides this scholarship to eligible applicants that reside in counties where Theisen Stores are located: Benton, Cedar, Chickasaw, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Floyd, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Marion, Marshall, Poweshiek, Story, or Warren. They must be majoring agriculture or ag business. They must be pursuing a 4-year degree at any Iowa college or university.

Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto

Community College

4‑H Scholarship

Theisen Supply, Inc., in Dubuque Iowa, provides this scholarship to eligible applicants that reside in counties where Theisen Stores are located: Benton, Cedar, Chickasaw, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Floyd, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Marion, Marshall, Poweshiek, Story, or Warren. They must be majoring agriculture or ag business. They must be attending any Iowa community college.

Tobin 4-H Scholarship

The Tobin Family provides this scholarship in honor of J. Kelly and Irene Tobin to eligible applicants that reside in Adair, Adams, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold, Taylor, or Union county in Iowa or Nodaway County, Missouri. They must be a college undergraduate at ISU pursuing any field of study.

Trans Ova Genetics

4-H Scholarship

 

Trans Ova Genetics provides a scholarship for undergraduates attending any public or private college or university fall 2014.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate leadership in extracurricular activities, and future career aspirations to enter the livestock reproduction or genetic biotechnology fields.

Tubbs

4-H Scholarship

 

Provided by the Ed Tubbs Family, eligible applicants for the scholarship must reside in Clinton or Jackson county. They must be a freshman in the fall of 2014 attending any Iowa 2- or 4-year college or university and pursuing any field of study.

Steve and Sue Wolken

4-H Scholarship

 

Dr. Stephen and Sue Wolken provide this scholarship to any college undergraduate attending any Iowa 4-year college or university pursuing any field of study. They must have been a member of State 4‑H Council.

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The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides the private financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. These opportunities help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors.

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