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Mills County 4-H Member Receives Dostal Memorial Scholarship


AMES, Iowa – A $1,000 scholarship has been awarded to a Mills County 4-H member.  Tricia Rew, Ames, has received the Ralph and Agnes Dostal Memorial 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the family of Ralph and Agnes Dostal.

Rew, a nine-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Mitch and Lori Rew.  She has been involved with the state 4-H council, county 4-H council, county youth committee and area 4-H council, and has served in every office for her 4-H club.  She has won awards for Outstanding 4-Her, Outstanding Leadership, citizenship and achievement. 

“4-H has hands-down been one of the most influential programs I have been privileged to be a part of,” Rew said.  “It has helped me develop better leadership, communication, time management and organization skills.  All of these have impacted me positively.  I’ve been given opportunities to do things and use skills that I will use all my life.  4-H has directly influenced my career choices.  I want to work in youth development and extension, and be able to influence youth as much as those that influenced me.”

A senior at Iowa State University, Rew is majoring in public service and administration in agriculture.  She is involved with Collegiate 4-H and Sigma Kappa sorority, served as Greek Week Central General Co-Chair and is an Alzheimer’s Research supporter and a member of the Polar Bear Plunge.

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.



Contacts :

Mitchell Hoyer, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1531, mhoyer@iastate.edu

David Neff, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, dneff@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu