AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Johnson County student. Lindsay Holzhammer, 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 have been a youth group leader for four years," Holzhammer, the daughter of David and Jean Holzhammer, said. “Teaching the kids about the importance of serving others has made me open my own arms and be a better leader as well.”
Holzhammer has been involved in several activities including Young Life, tennis, and City High Ambassadors. She was also a member of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Youth Advisory Council and hurricane Katrina clean-up. She participated in band, Bible school and Rock-in Prevention.
A recent graduate of City High School, Holzhammer plans to continue her studies at the University of Northern Iowa in elementary education.
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.