AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Montgomery County 4-H member. Michael Dolch, Villisca, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.
Dolch, a nine-year 4-H member, is the son of Steve and Linda Dolch. He has participated most actively in the project areas of beef, food and nutrition and photography. On the county level, he received the 4-H American award, the “I Dare You” award, and an award for outstanding senior. He served as president, vice-president and treasurer of his 4-H club. He was also a member of his county 4-H council.
“As a teenager growing up on a small farm in a predominately rural community, 4-H provided me the opportunity to develop and polish the life skills that I will constantly rely on for the rest of my life,” Dolch said.
Dolch is a graduate of Villisca High School and plans to major in agricultural engineering 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.