AMES, Iowa -- A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Washington County student. Jenna Steele, Washington, 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.
"My goal is to cheerfully help others in any way I can," Steele, the daughter of Darrell and Carmen Steele, said.
Steele has been involved in several activities including church youth group and 4-H. She was also a member of FFA, serving as president and treasurer and was the class secretary. She also participated in National Honor Society.
A recent graduate of Iowa Mennonite High School, Steele plans to continue her studies at Iowa State University in agronomy with a minor in business.
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.