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Story County 4-H’er Receives Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarship


AMES, Iowa – A $500 scholarship has been awarded to a Story County 4-H member.  Katelyn Collins, Ames, has received a Pioneer Community College 4-H scholarship sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. 

Collins, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Alan and Deanna Collins. She has been involved in the horse and beef project areas and has been awarded state honors for communication and dog projects. She also has received the local “Spirit of the Fair” award, held the positions of president and vice president in her club, served on her county youth committee and attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. 

“4-H receives a lot of credit for helping me decide my future career plans,” said Collins. “The training and showing I’ve done with my 4-H animal projects will give me the handling experience I need to become a successful vet tech.”

A recent graduate of Ballard High School, Collins plans to attend Des Moines Area Community College in pre-veterinary medicine.

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

Caitlyn Miller, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, millercm@iastate.edu

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