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North Dakota 4-H Foundation Awards Scholarships given out

The North Dakota 4–H Foundation has awarded scholarships to 10 4–H members.

The scholarships and 2014 recipients are:

• Eleanor R. Schultz Memorial Scholarship ($300) – Hanna Nordby, Slope County

• Jerome Striegel Memorial Scholarship ($150) – Samatha Schmoker, Stutsman County

• Rosevold Memorial Scholarship ($400) – Abby Braaten, Richland County

• Farm and Ranch Guide ($500) – Jordan Brummond, Walsh County

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• North Dakota 4–H Foundation Scholarship (in honor of Erwin and Nora Klusmann and John Norgaard, $350) – Mallory Nygard, Williams County

• John Jr. and Hannah DeKrey Scholarship ($750) – Mikayla Cramer, Cass County

• John D. Paulson Memorial Award ($1,000 each) – Abigail Zikmund and Hayley Fingarson, Walsh County

• Kelci Jo Willson Memorial Award ($300) – Jessi Lagein, Towner County

• Steve E. and Mary M. Tuhy Scholarship ($500) – Rachel Foerster, Cass County

As part of the selection process, applicants submit answers to questions about what skills and types of knowledge they gained from 4-H project and leadership experiences, how they used 4-H experiences to impact their communities, and how 4-H has helped shape them as a person and influenced their futures.

"After reading more than 50 applications from 4-H'ers across the state of North Dakota, I am inspired and assured that the future is bright and our North Dakota 4-H youth are remarkable," says Cheryl Kuhn, North Dakota 4-H Foundation executive director.

4-H is the largest and only research–based youth organization in North Dakota. Nearly 5,400 youth were 4-H members in 2013 (the latest statistics available). However, more than 25,000 youth participated in North Dakota State University Extension Service youth development activities through one–time programs, in–school or after–school programs, and camps.

The North Dakota 4-H Foundation is the NDSU Center for 4-H Youth Development's private–sector, nonprofit partner. Visit http://www.ndsu.edu/4h for more information about scholarships and other 4-H activities in North Dakota.

–NDSU Extension