AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Linn County student. Ashley Cudworth, Marion, 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 been an awesome experience," Cudworth, the daughter of Dan and Renee Cudworth, said. "I have learned that I am capable of doing so much with my life. I feel more self-confident and know that I have the inner bracing to be a strong person who makes good choices."
Cudworth is a member of 4-H, National Honor Society, church youth group, SODA and Win With Wellness. She has also participated in band, dance, soccer, cross-country and track.
Cudworth is co-editor of the school yearbook, dance team captain, National Honor Society secretary and was a 4-H delegate on a Citizenship Washington D.C. Focus trip. She is a State of Iowa Scholar and was named to the Des Moines Register Academic All-State Team.
A senior at Marion High School, Cudworth plans to attend Simpson College to begin her studies in biology.
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