AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Linn County student. Cameron Luedtke, Marion, 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 president of my club for several years and I hope that the younger members have learned more about 4-H because of my leadership," Luedtke, the son of Dee and Kurt Luedtke, said.
Luedtke has been involved in several activities including 4-H, FFA, and student council. He was also a member of football and track. He participated in National Honor Society, and received the Danforth “I Dare You” award.
A recent graduate of Alburnett High School, Luedtke plans to continue his studies at Iowa State University in agricultural systems technology.
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.