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


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

Elbert, a nine-year member, is the daughter of Troy and Jeanna Elbert.  She has been involved in the home improvement, photography, cattle, goats and sheep project areas and has received state recognition for multiple communication projects. She also has participated on her county and area councils, hosted a student from Japan through the exchange program and attended the Citizenship-Washington Focus and Iowa 4-H Youth Conference.

“4-H has influenced me in so many different ways.  It has given me the confidence to step out of my comfort zone to try new things,” said Elbert.  “I have been involved in the agriculture part of 4-H for so long it has deepened my desire to pursue an agriculture career."

A recent graduate of Elbert Christian School, Elbert plans to attend Iowa Central Community College in agricultural business.

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