AMES, Iowa -- A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Warren County 4-H member. Holly Illingworth, Indianoia, has received an Iowa State Fair 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement.
Illingworth, an eight-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Jim Illingworth. She has participated most actively in the project areas of sheep, food and nutrition, horticulture and home improvement. She has exhibited 4-H market and breeding sheep at the Iowa State Fair and received an award for senior sheep showmanship. Illingworth served as president, vice-president and treasurer of her 4-H club. She was also a member of her county 4-H council and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has given me opportunities most kids could only dream of. I am so grateful for all the lessons and skills that I have acquired from the program,” Illingworth said. “4-H helped me make the decision to pursue my education in the agricultural area and gave me a broader outlook on my future career opportunities.”
Illingworth is a graduate of Indianola High School and plans to major in animal science 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.