AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to an Iowa County student. Amy Rowe, Marengo, 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.
"I enjoyed the leadership training sessions I participated in throughout the last year," Rowe, the daughter of Andy Rowe, said. "They helped me learn more about goal setting and how I can exert my leadership skills even more."
Rowe is a member of 4-H, student council, FFA and FHA. She also participated in band, choir, dance, drama, basketball, volleyball, softball and track.
Rowe was the president of her FFA chapter and 4-H club and a class officer. She received an Iowa FFA Degree and a gold award in the Iowa FFA Agricultural Services Proficiency Award Program.
A recent graduate of Iowa Valley High School, Rowe plans to attend the University of Iowa to begin her studies in pharmacy and medicine.
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