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Iowa 4-H scholarships available

Dec 27, 2013

AMES — The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces its scholarship program for 4-H’ers attending or planning to attend college fall of 2014.

Students can apply for more than 69 scholarship opportunities totaling $63,200.

The various awards range in amounts from $500 to $3,500. Some of the scholarships are open to students pursuing any field of study, while others are open to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food and nutrition, agriculture business, animal science, or journalism.

Former Iowa 4-H’ers and current 4-H’ers graduating from high school are eligible applicants for these scholarship awards.

The majority of the scholarships will be awarded to students attending Iowa State University. Scholarships also are available to students planning to attend Iowa regent universities, private colleges or community colleges.

Iowa 4-H Scholarship information and online applications are available on the Iowa 4-H Foundation web page at www.iowa4hfoundation.org/scholarships.

Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1 for consideration.

Since 1949, the Iowa 4-H Foundation has provided financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H programs and recognition opportunities for Iowa’s 4-H youth.

“I appreciate and applaud the donors who prioritize their contributions to 4-H by providing these scholarships. Selected 4-H’ers are grateful for the scholarship opportunity and acknowledgement they receive for their dedication to the 4-H learning experience,” said Kris Fish Kuhlmann, executive director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Through generous donations to the Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarship program, young people can apply what they have learned in 4-H to pursue their educational and career goals.

To further explore establishing a scholarship with the Iowa 4-H Foundation, contact Albert Grunenwald, chief operating officer of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, by emailing abgrunen@iastate.edu or calling 515-294-4780.

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