Oregon State University 4-H program awards scholarships

April 14, 2006

CORVALLIS, Ore. – More than $12,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 14 Oregon 4-H members by the Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program at Oregon State University.

"The scholarships are given to recognize exceptional accomplishments in 4-H, as well as to help with the costs of college education," said Mary Arnold, OSU Extension Service 4-H youth specialist.

The Oregon 4-H scholarship program annually gives scholarship awards to several Oregon 4-H members, Arnold added. Scholarship recipients are selected according to their achievement in 4-H activities, contributions to community and academic performance, she said.

"The donors providing support for this program see 4-H scholarships for higher education as an important investment in the future of our families and communities," Arnold noted. "The Oregon 4-H program is very grateful for these scholarships and for the individuals, businesses and organizations that give to the state scholarship program."

For more information about the 4-H scholarship program, contact Arnold at 541-737-1315 or Tom McLennan of the Oregon 4-H Foundation at 541-737-0847.

The scholarship recipients are:

  • Baker City - JoLynn Neske received a $500 Ken Minnick Memorial 4-H Scholarship, established by a gift from Miriam Minnick.
  • Beaver - Emily Woods received a $500 Ted and Betty Dietz 4-H Scholarship, established by family and friends of Ted and Betty Dietz.
  • Boardman - Jace Jones received a $1,000 Klein Family Scholarship, established by Bonne Klein Youngberg, Sally Klein Heinz and Glenn Klein.
  • Boring - Jamie Carmony received a $500 A. Lois Redman 4-H Scholarship, established by A. Lois Redman.
  • Corvallis - Janell Rice received a $1,000 Klein Family Scholarship, established by Bonne Klein Youngberg, Sally Klein Heinz and Glenn Klein.
  • Enterprise - Madeline Smith received a $250 Cenex Harvest States 4-H Scholarship, established by the CENEX Harvest States Foundation.
  • Hermiston - Kari Boettcher received a $1,000 Kate Thiess Memorial 4-H Scholarship, established by the Kate Thiess endowment fund at OSU.
  • Hillsboro - Kelsey Ferguson received a $523 O.M. Plummer 4-H Scholarship, established by O.M. Plummer and given to a 4-H member participating in a wide range of 4-H activities with emphasis in 4-H livestock projects.
  • John Day - Wilson Bruning received a $1,000 James A. Rutledge 4-H Scholarship, established by the Oregon 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees in recognition of Rutledge's contributions to Oregon 4-H.
  • Monmouth - Sarah Silberstein received a $1,500 Martha MacGregor 4-H Scholarship, established by a gift from Cecil and Martha MacGregor.
  • Salem - Travis Bussey Stolk received a $3,000 Martha MacGregor 4-H Scholarship.
  • Sandy - Kaci Sintek received a $1,000 Oregon 4-H Foundation Memorial Scholarship, given annually by the 4-H Foundation; and Leslie Ten Eyck received a $500 Adella Wood Memorial 4-H Scholarship, established by the family of Adella Wood, long-time 4-H member and volunteer leader.
  • Tillamook - Alyssa Kershaw received a $500 Duane P. Johnson 4-H Scholarship, established by Duane and Mary Johnson.
  • Author: Bob Rost
    Source: Mary Arnold