AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Jackson County 4-H member. James Cornelius, Bellevue, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.
Cornelius, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Chuck and Chris Cornelius. He has participated most actively in the project areas of beef, citizenship and horticulture. On the county level, he has received awards for endowment committee member, champion beef and photography. He served as president, reporter and treasurer of his 4-H club. He was also a member in his county 4-H council, area 4-H council and Iowa 4-H Youth Council. He also attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and Citizenship-Washington Focus program.
“4-H has completely molded me into the person I am today,” Cornelius said. “I am very grateful for being a part of 4-H because it has helped me in so many ways.”
Cornelius is a graduate of Andrew Community High School and plans to major in agricultural studies at Iowa State University.
In Iowa, the 4-H program is a part of Iowa State University Extension and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames. For more information about 4-H, how to get involved, or how to apply for a 4-H Scholarship contact the local county office of ISU Extension.