AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Muscatine County student. Bobby Kessler, Walcott, 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.
"4-H has provided me with many leadership opportunities," Kessler, the daughter of Jim and Ann Kessler, said.
Kessler has been involved in several activities including 4-H, student council and cross-county. She was also a member of track, drama and choir. She participated in National Honor Society, 4-H county council and National 4-H Congress.
A recent graduate of Durant High School, Kessler plans to continue her studies at the University of Iowa in pharmacy.
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.