AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Louisa County student. Michael Milder, Columbus Junction, 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 has helped to shape my future plans and myself by showing me how to be the best person I can be," Milder, the son of Keith and Lucinda Milder, said.
Milder has been involved in several activities including science and math club, and boys quartet and March Winds Blow. He was also a member of band, football and track. He participated in National Honor Society, Iowa Ambassador of Music band and was the co-captain for his track team.
A recent graduate of Columbus Community School, Milder plans to continue his studies at the University of Northern Iowa in math education with a coaching endorsement.
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.