Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards over $70,000 in 2015 Iowa 4-H College Scholarships

Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards over $70,000 in 2015 Iowa 4-H College Scholarships

06/11/2015

Ames, Iowa –The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of 72 Iowa 4-H college scholarships valued at over $70,000. Recipients were on hand to accept their awards on Sunday, June 7 at the Annual Scholarship Reception held on the campus of Iowa State University. Scholarship applications were evaluated based on the applicant’s 4-H participation, academic accomplishments, financial need as well as other criteria established by the Iowa 4-H Foundation and the scholarship donors. A record number of 472 applications were submitted from 93 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Scholarship recipients represented 35 counties from across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of  4-H experiences.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

June 11, 2015

 

CONTACTS:  Taci Lilenthal , Scholarship Coordinator         Kayla Hyett, Administrative Specialist

                       taci@iastate.edu                                             kkhyett@iastate.edu

                      (563) 343-1144                                                (515) 294-1537

 

 

Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards over $70,000 in 2015 Iowa 4-H College Scholarships

 

Ames, Iowa –The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of 72 Iowa 4-H college scholarships valued at over $70,000. Recipients were on hand to accept their awards on Sunday, June 7 at the Annual Scholarship Reception held on the campus of Iowa State University. Scholarship applications were evaluated based on the applicant’s 4-H participation, academic accomplishments, financial need as well as other criteria established by the Iowa 4-H Foundation and the scholarship donors. A record number of 472 applications were submitted from 93 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Scholarship recipients represented 35 counties from across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of  4-H experiences.

“We are always inspired by our scholarship recipients and the impact they have had on their communities,” said Albert Grunenwald, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director. “We are proud to work with many different donors to provide opportunities to invest in the futures of these students. We know that these 4-H’ers will continue to make a difference regardless of where they go to school or what they study.”

Three brand new scholarships were awarded for 2015. These new scholarships are: the Den Adel Family Farm 4-H Scholarship, the Robert E. and Harriet J. Smith 4-H Scholarship and the Campbell-Determan Family 4-H Scholarship.

In addition to the traditional scholarship program, the Iowa 4-H Foundation partners with Hills Bank and Trust Company to provide a unique opportunity; the Hills Bank Leadership Program Grant Awards. Each year, Hills Bank & Trust contributes $20,000 to the Iowa 4-H Foundation to award a $1,000 scholarship to 20 high school juniors. These students are selected to participate in the program, complete a year of leadership training and receive the scholarship upon their graduation. More information about the Hills Bank and Trust Leadership Grant Program can be found here.

 A full list of all scholarship recipients can be found here. Photos of the Scholarship Reception and the award winners are available here.

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The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that 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. More information at www.iowa4hfoundation.org.

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I was thrilled to be part of the day and meet the recipients of my two 4-H scholarships. They both are very deserving! I would also like to comment on how nicely dressed all the 4-Hers were. It's just one more way to show their respect and thanks to all the donors.

Cheryl Pence | | 06/12/2015 7:29 PM
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