Wyoming 4-H'ers Take Home $69k in Scholarships This Year

(Wyoming) According to Wyoming State 4-H Foundation director Steve Mack, in the past twenty years, over a million dollars has been given out to local students in the 4-H program. This year alone, $33,000 will be awarded to graduating high school seniors with a grade point average of at least 3.0 or higher. More than $33,000 in new scholarships has been awarded to Wyoming 4-H’ers by the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation. "If 4-H can assist in reducing barriers that may preclude youths from getting education or engaging in learning, then we try to do our part," said Johnathan Despain, Wyoming 4-H Program director. "Tuition is the bulk of the cost of an education, but housing, food, books and required fees and equipment tend to be breaking points for students who are tight financially.” The hope is that even the smaller, $300 awards can help pay for food, books, or any other supplies that University students might need over the course of a semester. In Campbell County, there were two winners. Sarah Gorman takes home the J.M. Nichols Scholarship, which is $300. And Courtney Fuller wins a $1250 Wyoming 4-H Foundation Scholarship. *Photo h/t Elle E. Kay // Pitchengine Communities* #county17 #news