Hallie Sandeen from Henry County was awarded the Orscheln 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony Sunday, June 2 in Ames.
The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 100 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at over $115,000. Recipients accepted their awards on Sunday, June 2 at the Foundation’s scholarship recognition ceremony held in the Scheman Building at Iowa State University. Over 400 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 50 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.
Sandeen has future plans to attend Iowa State University this fall to major in Event Management with a minor in Hospitality Management. Throughout high school, she was involved in band, student leadership, tennis, and her church youth group. Her involvement in 4-H has played a big role in her life by developing her leadership and communication skills and giving her a desire to give back to the community.
“I have developed new skills and formed lifelong friendships through my involvement in my 4-H club, Henry County Teen Council and through my service as a two year Iowa 4-H State Council member,” said Sandeen; a nine year member of the Wayne Soil Savers 4-H club. “4-H has taught me countless life lessons, and also has showed me how much it impacts the youth in Iowa. I cannot wait to utilize the skills I have gained through my 4-H experience.”
“Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarships acknowledge the hard work and dedication of young people who have used their 4-H skills and experiences to ‘make the best better’ for others,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “We also are thankful for the many scholarship donors who fund these important opportunities for Iowa 4-H’ers.”
Orscheln Farm and Home L.L.C., in Moberly, Mo. provides up to five scholarships to applicants who reside in one of the following Orscheln Farm and Home trade area counties: Appanoose, Boone, Cass, Dallas, Guthrie, Henry, Jefferson, Johnson, Linn, Mahaska, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Wapello or Washington. Recipients must also have been active 4-H’ers during their four years of high school and must be of good character and exhibit leadership potential. A full list of all scholarship recipients can be found here. Photos of the Scholarship Reception and the award winners are available here.
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.