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Adair County 4-H scholarships due April 1

Published: Friday, March 14, 2014 10:48 a.m. CDT

GREENFIELD — Applications for the Kelly Laughery 4-H Community Service Scholarships are due April 1.

Adair County 4-H’ers who will graduate from high school this year and have been involved in service efforts are invited to apply. Applicants can enroll in any type of post-secondary program such as trade school, community college or a four-year college. The scholarships are awarded with funds from the Kelly Laughery Endowment Fund along with dollars raised by Adair County 4-H Youth Council. Organizers plan to award up to 13 scholarships this year.

Laughery was involved in service during her 4-H career. She promoted youth involvement in service efforts, while serving the community as an AmeriCorps member. She was also engaged in volunteer work as a student at Iowa State University when her life was cut short by a drunk driver. Anyone wishing to bolster the endowment fund can contact Adair County Extension to make a donation.

Applications for the Rich and Deb Hall Leadership Scholarship are also due April 1. Rich and Deb are offering post-secondary scholarships to recognize youths who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities. Applicants must have been an active member of Adair County 4-H Youth Council for at least two years, and must be enrolled in a post-secondary, accredited college fall term 2014. Scholarships are not limited to 2014 freshmen, but any full-time student (12 credit hours or more) working toward an associates, bachelors, masters or doctoral degree. Previous recipients of the Rich and Deb Hall Leadership Scholarship are eligible to apply.

Applications for these scholarships are available at the extension office or at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/adair/page/scholarship-listing and are due to the Adair County Extension, 154 Public Square, Greenfield, by April 1.

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