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Howard County 4-Her Members Receive Scholarships


AMES, Iowa – Two Howard County 4-H members have been awarded 4-H scholarships. Tyler Dohlman, Ames, received the one-year tuition Mahr Family 4-H Scholarship sponsored by the family of Marvin, Sr. and Frederica Mahr, and Chandra Weinacht, Cresco, received a $500 Alumni 4-H Scholarship sponsored by 4-H Alumni contributions to Iowa 4-H Foundation Scholarship Endowment Fund. 

Dohlman, a five-year 4-H member, is the son of Beth Dohlman.  He has participated in livestock projects, 4-H farm safety days, trash cleanup and 4-H Roundups.  He also received local county fair awards.


“Through 4-H, I was able to expand my interest in animal agriculture,” Dohlman said.  “4-H was a huge component to my success in understanding what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.  I enjoyed the ample opportunities 4-H gave me, including county fair animal shows and 4-H Roundup at ISU.”


Dohlman is a junior at Iowa State University, majoring in veterinary medicine.  He is a Horatio Alger Association National Scholar and a Christina Hixson Scholar.


Weinacht, a seven-year 4-H member, is the daughter of Kevin and Lynn Weinacht.  She participated in leadership, communications, home improvement, self determined and rabbit projects.  She received awards for top records books, achievements in 4-H and the “I Dare You” Award.  She served as president, vice-president and treasurer in her 4-H group.  She also participated in county 4-H council, county youth committee, area 4-H council, state 4-H council, National 4-H Congress and the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has been a main component in deciding my future plans,” Weinacht said.  “Throughout my experience in 4-H, I have not only found what I like to do, but have gotten a better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses.  I definitely would not have confidence to speak in front of a group without the lifelong communication skills I have gained through 4-H.”

A recent Crestwood High School graduate, Weinacht plans on attending AIB College of Business, majoring in business administration and financial services.

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