AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Muscatine County student. Ryan Budding, Wilton, received a Hills Bank 4-H Scholarship sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company.
The Hills Bank 4-H Scholarship is awarded to as many as 20 students each year. The recipients, who apply during their junior year in high school, attend nine hours of leadership training sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company during their senior year. Afterward, they receive $500 per semester for two years. The scholarship may be used at any of Iowa's accredited universities, colleges or community colleges.
"The Hills Bank Program helped to refine the leadership skills that I needed work on," Budding, the son of Wayne and Diane Budding, said.
Budding has been involved in several activities including basketball, golf and Tae Kwan Do. He was also a member of Boy Scouts, student council and nutrition advisory council. He participated in National Honor Society, Students for Earth and Key Club.
A recent graduate of Wilton High School, Budding plans to continue his studies at Iowa State University in environmental science and pre-veterinarian studies.
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.