N.D. 4-H Foundation announces 2013 scholarship recipients

Farm Forum

The North Dakota 4-H Foundation has awarded scholarships to 11 4-H members.

The scholarships and recipients are:

· Eleanor R. Schultz Memorial Scholarship ($300) – Kyle Aasand, Foster County

· Jerome Striegel Memorial Scholarship ($150) – Laura Manstrom, Richland County

· Rosevold Memorial Scholarship ($400) – Thomas Peterson, Morton County

· Farm & Ranch Guide ($500) – Emily Ramage, McKenzie County

· North Dakota 4-H Foundation Scholarship (in honor of Erwin and Nora Klusmann and John Norgaard, $350) – Renea Tokach, Morton County

· John DeKrey Jr. and Hannah DeKrey Scholarship ($750) – Sarah Mueller, Traill County

· John D. Paulson Memorial Award ($1,000 each) – Andrew Ternquist and William Klose, Walsh County

· Kelci Jo Willson Memorial Award ($300) – Mariah Higgins, Morton County

· Steve E. and Mary M. Tuhy Scholarship ($500) – Jacob Lardy, Cass County

· William Bloom Scholarship ($100) – Megan Bonn, Stark 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.

“We feel it is important to consider many aspects when choosing award recipients,” says foundation development director Mylie Lavold. “True education is about much more than a high grade point average. We are looking for youth who exhibit outstanding leadership and citizenship qualities. For us, character counts.”

4-H is a community of young people across North Dakota learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The North Dakota 4-H Foundation is 4-H’s private-sector, nonprofit partner on the North Dakota State University campus.

The Center for 4-H Youth Development and NDSU Extension Service implement youth programs through the Extension Service offices that serve all 53 counties and the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. For more information about scholarships and other North Dakota 4-H activities, go to