AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Cedar County student. Brittni Lee Hamdorf, Lowden, received a Hills Bank 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company.
The Hills Bank 4-H Scholarship is awarded to as many as 20 students each year. The recipients, who apply during their junior year in high school, attend nine hours of leadership training sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company during their senior year. Afterward, they receive $500 per semester for two years. The scholarship may be used at any of Iowa's accredited universities, colleges or community colleges.
"The program helped me become more open minded to new ideas," Hamdorf, the daughter of Allen and Vicki Hamdorf, said. "Everything I learned in this program will help me in my future."
Hamdorf is a member of 4-H and also participated in choir, cheerleading, band and volleyball. She is an honor roll student and is listed in "Who's Who Among American High School Students."
Hamdorf is the vice president of her class and was president, vice president and secretary of her 4-H club. She has participated in the state 4-H fashion show and state cheerleading competitions.
A senior at North Cedar High School, Hamdorf plans to attend Coe College to begin her studies in elementary education.
For more information about 4-H or its scholarship program, contact the Iowa State University Extension office in your county.
Mitchell Hoyer, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, email@example.com
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640