The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation has awarded almost $10,000 in scholarships to a dozen exemplary 4-H youth.
More than 245 4-H members in their last year of high school or first year of college applied for scholarships in the categories of human ecology; community service; natural resources and environmental education; leadership; agriculture; and animal sciences.
Scholarships were awarded through company and individual endowed funds by supporters who share a passion for 4-H and the leadership and life skills it teaches. Twelve scholarships were awarded as follows.
4-H Community Service Scholarship,Francis & Phyllis Conrad Memorial Scholarship, $650 scholarship, two awarded
·Kari Schoenike, Dodge County, Juneau Victorians 4-H Club
·Lyddia Elyse Calmes, Marathon County, Cherokee Chums 4-H Club
4-H Agricultural Scholarship, $1000 scholarship, two awarded
·Jessica Gaska, Dodge County, Astico Perseverance 4-H Club
·Emily Laura Rebhan, Richland County, UW-Richland Collegiate 4-H
4-H Leadership Scholarship, $1000 scholarship, three awarded
·Kristin Franklin, Winnebago County, Ridgeway 4-H Club
·Aidan Combs, Dane County, Paoli Fireballs 4-H Club
·Jessica Alf, Rock County, Consolidated 4-H Club
Elizabeth Salter-Eby Memorial Scholarship, $475 scholarship, one awarded
·Benjamin Hildebrandt, Racine County, Kan-Do 4-H Club
4-H Natural Resources & Environmental Education Scholarship, $500 scholarship, one awarded
·Elizabeth Widder, Sheboygan County, Herman Cheeri-o's 4-H Club
4-H Animal Sciences Scholarship, Oscar G. & Mary M. Woelfel Memorial Scholarships, $750 scholarship, two awarded
·Charles Moore, Grant County, Plum Valley Boosters 4-H Club
·Kayla Kruckenberg, Rock County, Fulton 4-H Club
Betty Krueger Memorial Scholarship, $350, one awarded
·Emma Neild, Green County, Dayton Dairylanders 4-H Club
Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships are awarded to students based on demonstrated personal growth; development and leadership; academic performance; financial need; and future educational goals with specific criteria for designated awards.
"The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation would like to thank all the donors and applicants who made this year's scholarships possible," said Valerie Johnson, president of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. "We are proud to partner with our sponsors in supporting these 4-H youth who represent our state's future leaders."
Based in Madison, the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation provides essential funding for 4-H programs throughout Wisconsin. By partnering with individuals, corporations and foundations, the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation supports more than 350,000 youth who take part in various 4-H leadership, development and community-building activities throughout the state. Learn more about the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation by visiting www.Wis4HFoundation.org.