AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Johnson County student. Lauren Katalinich, 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.
"This leadership training program did a wonderful job of not just teaching how to be a good leader but about interacting with people in any situation," Katalinich, the daughter of Dan Katalinich and Ruth Westfall, said.
Katalinich has been involved in several activities including film festival, French club and various musical productions. She was also a member of swim team, choir and student senate. She participated in National Honor Society, as coordinator for the Christmas pageant and in youth worship service at her church.
A recent graduate of Iowa City High School, Katalinich plans to continue her studies at the University of Iowa in sociology and film 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.