AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Washington County student. Patrick Gent, Wellman, 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.
"I have learned how to better work with a group in many situations, speak to others, and communicate with groups of people that will help in the future," Gent, the son of Kevin and Linda Gent, said.
Gent has been involved in several activities including football, golf, FFA, Silver Cord and National Honor Society. He was also a member of 4-H and Iowa youth pork team.
A recent graduate of Mid-Prairie High School, Gent plans to continue his studies at Iowa State University in agricultural engineering.
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.