The Illinois 4-H Foundation recognized six Illinois 4-H members as 4-H Legacy of Leadership Scholars during the annual 4-H Family Event at the Illinois State Fair on Aug. 10. The statewide scholarship program is coordinated by the Foundation and the University of Illinois Extension State 4-H Office. Each member receives a $1,000 college scholarship.
Jaylene Jennings was the only DeKalb County 4-H member to receive a scholarship. Jennings is a 10-year member of the Green Meadows 4-H Club. She will attend Kishwaukee College, and plans to study microbiology before attending a veterinary medicine school. Nannette Armstrong was the donor for this scholarship.
“These six young adults’ accomplishments are outstanding, and the Illinois 4-H Foundation is privileged to be able to assist them with furthering their education,” Angie Barnard, director of the foundation, said in a news release. “We feel confident that these individuals will continue to give back to their communities as they find their place in this exciting world.”
Since its inception in 2003, 61 4-H members have been named as scholars. The Legacy of Leadership Scholarship is merit-based and available to 4-H members who are high school seniors or in their last year of 4-H membership. For more information, visit: http://4hfoundation.illinois.edu/legacyscholar.