AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Jones County student. Kimberly Miller, Anamosa, 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 Hills Bank Leadership training program has changed how I see myself as a leader and how I lead others," Miller, the daughter of Mike and Jan Miller, said. "The sessions have also given me more confidence to succeed in college because I realize there will be a place for me on campus, just like there has been in Anamosa."
Miller is a member of 4-H, National Honor Society, student council, FFA, Interact and International Club. She has also participated in band, youth groups, volleyball and golf.
Miller was the president, vice president and secretary of her 4-H club, and is on the Iowa State 4-H Council. She received the 2004 Anamosa Rotary 4-H Leadership Award and was on the Anamosa High School honor roll.
A senior at Anamosa High School, Miller plans to attend Iowa State University to begin her studies in agricultural business.
For more information about 4-H or its scholarship program, contact the Iowa State University Extension office in your county.
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640,