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:


Canyon City
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.


Eagle Point
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.


Pleasant Hill
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.

Author: Bob Rost
Source: Mary Arnold