Ames, Iowa – Alexis Stine, from Dallas County, was awarded the $750 Kiser 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition event Sunday, June 4 in Ames.
The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 70 Iowa 4-H college scholarships valued at over $100,000. Recipients accepted their awards on Sunday, June 4 at the Foundation’s Scholarship Reception held in the Scheman Building at Iowa State University. Over 500 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 48 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.
Stine will be studying at Iowa State University in the fall to major in animal science with a pre-veterinary track, along with a minor in equine science. After college, she plans to have a career in the thoroughbred and sport horse industry.
Throughout her 4-H experience, Stine has enjoyed showing animals such as horses, rabbits and dogs. She has been a three-time showmanship champion, senior horse showmanship champion along with winning reserve champion miniature horse halter for two years at the state level.
“4-H has given me the opportunity to explore the entire horse world,” said Stine. “I have always wished to continue my education at Iowa State University; however, 4-H has given me the confidence in my equestrian abilities and knowledge to truly pursue a difficult major and choosing my minor, equine science.”
“We are thrilled this year to be able to offer over $100,000 in 4-H College Scholarships,” said Doug Den Adel, president of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees. “With the help of donors from across the state, we are able to recognize deserving young people who have demonstrated leadership potential, a commitment to service and a desire to succeed.”
4-H alumni and staff contributions in honor of Professor James Kiser’s retirement provided the funding for the Kiser Scholarship, which goes to an applicant who is an outstanding 4‑H horse project participant. They must also attend Iowa State University.
A full list of all scholarship recipients can be found here. Photos of the Scholarship Reception and the award winners are available here.
The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides the private financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. These opportunities help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills – tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors. More information at www.iowa4hfoundation.org.