AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Johnson County student. W. Luke Hollander, Iowa City, 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 feel I have had a positive impact on my peers," Hollander, the son of William and Sara Hollander, said.
Hollander has been involved in several activities including Young Life, Youth Group and Zion softball. He was also a member of choir, tennis, and Boy Scouts. He participated in cross-county, math club and ambassador club.
A recent graduate of Iowa City High School, Hollander plans to continue his studies at Luther College in biology, environmental science and religion.
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.