• By April Bowman
  • Posted Tuesday, September 3, 2013

4-H Members Win Scholarships

As college and university students return to campus this month, a number of them have received scholarship assistance from the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund. The foundation has awarded $117,075 scholarships to students from 40 of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

The 4-H scholarships awarded this year include renewable academic scholarships, cash awards through 4-H cumulative records programs and scholarships to attend national 4-H competitions. These scholarships are made possible by 4-H alumni, retirees and friends through their endowment or annual gifts to the foundation.

Academic scholarship winners are listed by county, along with their age, parents’ names and hometowns, scholarships received, intended majors and institution they plan to attend in the fall. Scholarships are awarded to 4-H’ers, based on 4-H excellence, academic record, recommendations and need. Scholarship winners must be full-time students.

The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 237,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,780 adult and youth volunteers. Laura Hutchins, 18, daughter of Glenda Hutchins and the late Brian Hutchins of Winston-Salem, received the Carolyn Smith Ivey 4-H Scholarship. A recent graduate of Hutchins Academy, she will attend High Point University to study music and communications. The Carolyn Smith Ivey 4-H Scholarship is awarded to a 4-H member in the West or North Central districts.

Nathan Barrick, 19, son of Michael and Melinda Barrick of Winston-Salem, received the State 4-H Officer Scholarship. Barrick attends High Point University to study graphic design.

Cooperative Extension retirees contribute to the 4-H Development Fund Scholarships for each district. The State 4-H Officer Scholarship is awarded to our four state 4-H officers each year.

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