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N.D. 4-H Foundation Announces 2015 Scholarship Recipients

The North Dakota 4-H Foundation awards 10 scholarships for 2015.

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

The scholarships and recipients are:

  • Eleanor R. Schultz Memorial Scholarship ($300) - Hannah Nordby, Slope County
  • Jerome Striegel Memorial Scholarship ($150) - Abby Zikmund, Walsh County
  • Rosevold Memorial Scholarship ($400) - Cassie Podliska, Richland County
  • Farm & Ranch Guide ($500) - Joanna Larson, Eddy County
  • North Dakota 4-H Foundation Scholarship (in honor of Erwin and Nora Klusmann and John Norgaard, $350) - Casondra Rutschke, Emmons County
  • John DeKrey Jr. and Hannah DeKrey Scholarship ($750) - Kacey Koester, Kidder County
  • John D. Paulson Memorial Award ($1,000 each) - Hayley Fingarson and Abby Zikmund, Walsh County
  • Kelci Jo Willson Memorial Award ($500) - Jessi Lagein, Towner County
  • Steve E. and Mary M. Tuhy Scholarship ($500) - Courtney Kemmet, Mercer 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.

“The scholarship committee received 38 very qualified applicants,” says Meredith Gilroy, North Dakota 4-H Foundation executive director. “I was incredibly impressed by the determination our 4-H members have to make their community and state a better place. The future is very bright for 4-H’ers in North Dakota.”

The North Dakota 4-H Foundation is the North Dakota State University Center for 4-H Youth Development's private-sector, nonprofit partner. Visit for more information about scholarships and other North Dakota 4-H activities.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - May 4, 2015

Source:Meredith Gilroy, (701) 231-8569,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391,
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