AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Fayette County 4-H member. Emily Schmitt, Hawkeye, has received an Alumni 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Schmitt, a 10-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Steven and Connie Schmitt. She has participated most actively in the project areas of dairy, communications, citizenship and leadership. Schmitt was captain of the Iowa National Dairy Quiz Bowl team and was a delegate to national 4-H congress. She served as president, secretary and treasurer of her 4-H club. Schmitt also served on her county and area 4-H councils, and is a member of the Iowa 4-H Youth Council. She has received the “I Dare You” award, senior record book award, and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.
“4-H has been the most influential experience in my life,” Schmitt said. “It has taught me to serve others, which I will continue to do throughout life. 4-H has transformed me from a shy, self-conscious Clover Kid into a successful, outgoing, and confident 4-H member.”
Schmitt is a graduate of North Fayette High School and plans to major in communication arts and secondary education at Wartburg College.
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.