AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Linn County student. Andy Isaacson, Coggon, 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.
"This program has helped me identify my strengths and to utilize them to my fullest," Isaacson, the son of Dick and Judy Isaacson, said. "It improved my ability to work with individuals and groups and has inspired me to continue expanding my leadership experiences."
Isaacson is a member of 4-H, FFA, National Honor Society and Math Mentors. He has also participated in the Lanford Leadership Program, speech, track, baseball, basketball and football.
Isaacson was the president of the Linn County 4-H Youth Council and secretary of his FFA chapter. He received an Iowa FFA Degree, All-State speech award, state FFA livestock judging awards, the American Youth Foundation "I Dare You" award and was an Iowa State Fair 4-H swine premier exhibiter.
A senior at North-Linn High School, Isaacson plans to attend Iowa State University to begin his studies in agriculture.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, email@example.com