AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Washington County student. Erica Dawn Boyd, Washington, 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.
"Attending the Hills Bank leadership training program has helped me develop more confidence in my leadership style and has taught me to adjust that style for different circumstances," Boyd, the daughter of Rich and Jan Boyd, said.
Boyd has been involved in several activities including 4-H, speech team, cross-country, SADD, band, choir and Hi-Fi's. She was named a DAR Good Citizen, a State of Iowa Scholar and has been recognized for excellence in fine arts. Boyd has served as the secretary of SADD and treasurer of Washington County 4-H Council.
A senior at Washington High School, Boyd plans to attend Northwestern College.
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