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OSU Extension 4-H program selects scholarship winners
March 28, 2003
CORVALLIS - Seven outstanding Oregon 4-H members have won scholarships awarded by the Oregon State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.
The Oregon 4-H scholarship program annually recognizes several members for their exceptional achievements, said Mary Arnold, OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth specialist. Scholarship winners are selected based on their 4-H experiences, contributions to the community and academic record.
"The 4-H program provides scholarships to help support young people as they begin pursuing higher education, which is probably the most challenging and expensive stage of the 4-H member's life," Arnold said. "The 4-H donors who make this program possible see the 4-H scholarships for youth entering a college or university as an important investment in the future of our families and communities.
"The state 4-H program is very grateful for these scholarships and for the individuals, businesses and organizations that give to the state scholarship program," Arnold added. For more information about the 4-H scholarship program, contact Arnold at 541-737-1315 or Aaron Escobar of the Oregon 4-H Foundation at 541-737-9330.
The scholarship recipients are:
Emily Keerins received a $400 O.M. Plummer Scholarship, established by O.M. Plummer. The award is given to a 4-H member who participated in a wide range of 4-H activities with emphasis in 4-H livestock projects.
Nella Parks received a $1,000 Oregon 4-H Foundation Memorial Scholarship, given annually by the 4-H Foundation.
Ali Rotar received a $500 Duane Johnson 4-H Scholarship, established by Duane and Mary Johnson, colleagues and family friends.
Lindsey Boatner received a $1,000 Klein Family 4-H Scholarship, established by Bonne Klein Youngberg, Sally Klein Heinz and Glenn Klein.
Sharon Sternadel received a $1,000 Kate Thiess Memorial 4-H Scholarship, established by the Kate Thiess endowment fund at OSU.
Michael Olson received a $1,000 Martha MacGregor 4-H Scholarship, established by a gift from Cecil and Martha MacGregor.
Anna Monroe received a $250 Cenex Harvest States Scholarship, established by the CENEX Harvest States Foundation.
Source: Mary Arnold