AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to an Iowa County student. Paige Ledger, Williamsburg, 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 Program was a positive learning experience and I am honored to have taken part in such a beneficial program," Ledger, the daughter of Gary and Ann Ledger, said.
Ledger has been involved in several activities including FCCLA, National Honor Society and dance team. She also was a member of show choir, softball, 4-H and Spanish club. She participated in the March of Dimes, letter winners club and student council.
A recent graduate of Williamsburg High School, Ledger plans to continue her studies at Iowa State University in 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.