Yeager awarded scholarship from Iowa 4-H Foundation

Nathan Yeager, Jefferson County, was awarded the Duroe/AGR 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony June 3 in Ames.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 70 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at over $100,000. Recipients accepted their awards June 3 at the foundation?s scholarship recognition ceremony 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.

Yeager will return to Iowa State University with a major in agricultural business. He is an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He has held leadership roles within the house and has served on the executive board as the recruitment and scholarship chairs. He is involved with several other on-campus clubs and organizations as well. After graduation, Yeager would like to take his education back to his family?s farm.

?4-H definitely influenced my college, educational and career choices,? said Yeager. ?The opportunities I had to raise livestock and learn about agriculture furthered my interest in agriculture.?

?Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarships acknowledge the hard work and dedication of young people who have used their 4-H skills and experiences to ?make the best better? for others,? said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. ?We also are thankful for the many scholarship donors who fund these important opportunities for Iowa 4-H?ers.?

The Duroe family provides this scholarship to an eligible applicant who must be a member in good standing of the ISU AGR Fraternity. They must be pursuing a degree in agriculture or agriculture business.