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Benton County 4-H’er Receives Hills Bank and Trust Company Leadership Grant


AMES, Iowa – A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to Daniel Voss, a Benton County 4-H’er.

The Hills Bank and Trust Company Leadership Grant 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.

Voss, Atkins, is the son of Dan and Susan Voss. In high school he participated in band, jazz band, choir, show choir, theater, student council and 4-H while receiving All-State Speech honors. He also served as president of his class, the National Honor Society and his church’s youth group and was awarded National Merit Scholar recognition and the Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award.

“The Hills Bank leadership training program has helped make me more confident when dealing with people and taught me to play to my strengths,” Voss said.

A recent graduate of Benton Community High School, he plans to attend Iowa State University to major in materials engineering and international studies.

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

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

Hannah McCulloh, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, hmac@iastate.edu