AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Linn County student. Kate Baier, Cedar Rapids, 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.
"My experiences at the Hills Bank leadership training program have given me many exciting and creative ideas to help me effectively lead a group," Baier, the daughter of Kelly and Rachelle Baier, said. "I understand my strengths and how to use them in a leadership position."
Baier is a member of 4-H, National Honor Society, student council and FBLA. She has participated in band, choir, softball, track, and cross-country, and also works on the school newspaper.
Baier is the secretary of National Honor Society and student council and the vice president of Future Business Leaders of America. She was named a State of Iowa Scholar and received the National Council of Youth Leadership "Jaime Harder Outstanding Youth Leader" award and Daughters of the American Revolution "Good Citizen Award."
A senior at Alburnett High School, Baier plans to attend Drake University and major in journalism.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org