Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bates County youth receives Missouri 4-H Foundation scholarship

 Luke Crawford
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Luke Crawford of Amsterdam, Mo. was awarded the C. O. and Katy Balentine 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Missouri 4-H Foundation’s annual scholarship and awards banquet in Columbia. The foundation awarded 62 scholarships totaling $58,050 to 4-H youth throughout the state.

Crawford is studying heavy equipment technology at State Technical College of Missouri.

“It is with tremendous support from families, foundations, businesses and communities across the state, that the Missouri 4-H Foundation is able to contribute to the education and advancement of Missouri’s young people,” said Dr. Marla Tobin, Missouri 4-H Foundation chair. “Connecting youth to higher education is a fundamental role of the 4-H Youth Development program, and we are committed to supporting the educational achievements of our future leaders.”

For more than 65 years, the Missouri 4-H Foundation has been managing funds for the MU Extension 4-H Youth Development program, providing higher education scholarships and recognizing 4-H volunteers. MU Extension 4-H is a community of more than 260,000 youths from across Missouri learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.