MANHATTAN, Kan. – Students from 48 Kansas communities have been selected to share in $41,150 in scholarships being awarded by the Kansas 4-H Foundation.
The scholarships can be used to fund post-secondary education during the 2012-13 academic year, and will be awarded at the 2012 Emerald Circle Banquet, May 31 in Manhattan, Kan.
“Education – and the building of life skills and lifelong interests in many disciplines – is an integral part of Kansas 4-H programs, and it is our pleasure to make academic awards to extend educational opportunities,” said Gordon Hibbard, president of the 4-H Foundation.
While there are more than 30 different project opportunities in 4-H, each supports experiential learning in science, engineering and technology, and promotes citizenship, leadership, service and healthy living, Hibbard said.
Scholarship recipients are 4-H members selected through an annual application and review process. Many donors are former 4-H members who give back with appreciation for experiences in 4-H that have helped to shape their lives, he said.
“We are fortunate to have generous donors willing to support Kansas 4-H through the contribution of these scholarships,” said Barbara Stone, assistant director, K-State Research and Extension and state leader, Kansas 4-H. ”These types of gifts reward hard work, achievement and outstanding leadership, which are invaluable outcomes in Kansas 4-H’s program efforts to grow Kansas leaders.”
The 2012-13 Kansas 4-H Foundation scholarships are listed in alphabetical order by the recipient’s hometown, followed by the recipient’s name, and scholarship donor:
Abilene: Janay Wilson, Elmer and Mary Schlagel Pelton Family 4-H Scholarship;
Arkansas City: Brooke Jackson, John L. Wilson Memorial Scholarship;
Assaria: Nathan Peterson, Frank W. and Gwen Romine Jordan Scholarship;
Axtell: Austin Schmitz, Orscheln Farm and Home 4-H Scholarship;
Bison: Hannah Cornwell, Extension Step Ahead Scholarship, northwest area recipient;
Bremen: Shelby Bargmann, Frank W. and Gwen Romine Jordan Scholarship;
Brookville: Cain Fouard, J. Harold and LaVerne Johnson Scholarship;
Carbondale: Whitney Wilson, Roscoe M. and Winona M. Starkey Scholarship;
Centralia: Blake Henry, M. H. Coe Memorial Scholarship;
Clay Center: Allen Carlson, Roger E. Regnier Scholarship;
Colby: Rachel Juenemann, Pierre C. Henry Scholarship;
Delphis: McKayla Brubaker, Glenn M. and Rosemary Busset Scholarship;
Englewood: Carl Clawson, Frank W. and Gwen Romine Jordan Scholarship;
Emporia: Arissa Moyer, William G. and Marita Jean (Spiers) Willis Scholarship;
Eudora: Matthew Kelso, Jack and Lindy Lindquist 4-H Youth Council Leadership Scholarship;
Fredonia: Leah Kimzey, Ross and Marianna Beach Foundation Endowed Scholarship;
Garden City: Steven Buchele, Mary Lou Gibbs 4-H Scholarship; Charla Norquest, Cecil and Merle Eyestone Scholarship;
Garfield: Logan Van Horn, Extension Step Ahead Scholarship, southwest area recipient;
Goff: Jessica Hermesch, Orscheln Farm and Home 4-H Scholarship;
Hays: Chelsey Smith, Oscar W. Norby Scholarship;
Hiawatha: Jay Brintnall, Orscheln Farm and Home 4-H Scholarship;
Holcomb: Skyler Glenn, A.B. Mahieu Scholarship;
Horton: Paige Gasper, John Junior and Ula Armstrong Scholarship;
Howard: Luke Bellar, Master-Farmer-Farm Homemaker 4-H Scholarship;
Hugoton: Stetson Honig, Frank W. and Gwen Romine Jordan Scholarship;
Leavenworth: Matthew Briggs, Roy B. and Elizabeth Curry Oyer Scholarship;
Little River: Anna Dillon, Georgia Wertzberger Scholarship;
Macksville: Savannah Smith, Winter Family Grants Scholarship;
Manhattan: Marissa Lindquist, Extension Step Ahead Scholarship, northeast area recipient;
Morland: Jordan Bell, Orscheln Farm and Home 4-H Scholarship;
Natoma: Jared Hachmeister, Allan and Carolyn Harms Family Scholarship;
Oakley: Leigh Ann Maurath, Clara L. Dubbs 4-H Scholarship;
Osage City: Matti Kuykendall, Dr. Robert A. and Vera Jean Bohannon Memorial Clovia Scholarship and the Kansas Association of Wheatgrowers Scholarship;
Paola: Veronica Hart, Andrew J. Clawson Memorial Scholarship; Ronald Sullivan, Orscheln Farm and Home Scholarship;
Princeton: Wade Davis, Winter Family Grants Scholarship;
Quenemo: Evan Woodbury, Mandy and Joseph Kern 4-H Scholarship;
Randolph: Megan Ewell, M. Max Dickerson Memorial Scholarship;
Sabetha: Lydia Meeks, Orscheln Farm and Home 4-H Scholarship;
Satanta: Kurtis Clawson, Gary and Lorraine Kilgore 4-H Scholarship;
Seneca: Gabrielle Deters, J. Clifton and Helen F. Ramsey Scholarship;
Spring Hill: Andrew Ewing, Frank W. and Gwen Romine Jordan Scholarship; Taylor Harrison, Orscheln Farm and Home 4-H Scholarship;
Topeka: Megan Perkuhn, Marceil Gradwohl 4-H Scholarship;
Uniontown: Cole George, Extension Step Ahead Scholarship, southeast area recipient; Drew George, Douglas F. and Linda Beech Educational Scholarship;
Utica: Kate Hagans, Orscheln Farm and Home 4-H Scholarship;
Valley Center: Margaret Seiler, Frances W. Dunbar Memorial 4-H Scholarship;
Victoria: Jenna Braun, Mary E. Border Scholarship;
Wakeeney: Kaylee Smith, Nathan Carroll Memorial Scholarship;
Weir: Charles Reagan Kays, John C. Carter Memorial Scholarship; and Kenneth Garrett Kays, A. Lois Redman 4-H Scholarship.
More information about educational opportunities with Kansas 4-H is available online and at K-State Research and Extension offices throughout the state.