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


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

Schnabel, an eight-year member, is the son of Justin and Carol. He has been involved in the beef, photography, veterinary medicine and horse project areas and has received state recognition for sport fishing and woodworking projects and local recognition for outstanding junior and senior records. A county council member, Schnabel has served as both president and vice president of his club.

“4-H has taught me about leadership, perseverance and financial planning for college,” he said. “My 4-H livestock projects influenced me to be involved in agriculture.”

A recent graduate of Hampton-Dumont High School, Schnabel plans to attend North Iowa Area Community College to major in agricultural science.

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