The Wyoming State 4-H Foundation recently awarded $62,000 in scholarships to 25 students attending the University of Wyoming or one of the state community colleges. In a media release, foundation director Steve Mack said first time recipients received $27,000 - close to half of the total awards - to help them during the next school year.
Nathan Kane of Sheridan County earned the Edna Mae and Wallace McClaflin scholarship, and he received $1,000. Misty Ballek of Johnson County received the Johnson County 4-H Scholarship, in honor of Bonnie Ellenwood, in the amount of $500.
Additionally, Jordan Largent of Johnson County once again received the Ella E. Schloredt scholarship - which is a continuing award granted to students who maintain a grade point average of at least a 3.0 and overall academic progress. Mack says 16 continuing scholarships were awarded this year and they range from $1,500 to $2,500.