AMES, Iowa -- A $500 scholarship has been awarded to an Iowa County 4-H member. Heidi Welsh, Williamsburg, has received the Goering Communication 4-H Scholarship sponsored by contributions to the Goering Communication Scholarship Fund and Don and Doris Goering.
Welsh, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Bob and Nancy Welsh. She has participated most actively in the project areas of photography, communications and home improvement. On the county level, she has received the “Make A Difference” award, David McCartney leadership award and the “I Dare You” award. She served as president, vice president and treasurer of her 4-H club. She also was a member of her county 4-H council, area 4-H council, Iowa 4-H Youth Council, county youth committee and a delegate to National 4-H Congress.
“4-H has given me the courage to try new things outside of my comfort zone,” Welsh said. “4-H has taught me many valuable life skills and has made me the person I am today.”
Welsh is a graduate of Williamsburg High School and plans to major in chemistry pre-medical and Spanish 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.