AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Johnson County student. Peter Kasper, Tiffin, 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 Leadership training program provided strategies for interacting with others in a working environment," Kasper, the son of Teresa and the late Gene Kasper, said.
Kasper has been involved in several activities including band and wrestling. He was also a member of the 4-H.
A recent graduate of Iowa City West High School, Kasper plans to continue his studies at Iowa State University in chemical 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.