Extension News

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

7/9/2009

AMES, Iowa – A $2,000 scholarship has been awarded to Tyler Feldman, a Muscatine 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.

Feldman, Atalissa, is the son of Alan and Angie Feldman. In high school he was involved in baseball, basketball, golf, track, band, National Honor Society and student council while helping with both church and FFA service projects. An All-District football player, Feldman also has been a member of the second place agricultural mechanics team at state FFA contests and served as his chapter’s vice president and his 4-H club’s president. 

“Through the training program I learned there are many ways to lead, and there are all different kinds of leaders,” he said. “To be the most successful you need all types of leaders to come together to meet your goal.”

A recent graduate of West Liberty High School, Feldman plans to attend St. Ambrose University to major in finance.

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.

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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