CORVALLIS - Seven outstanding Oregon 4-H members have been awarded scholarships by the Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at Oregon State University.

The scholarships are given in recognition of each member's achievements in 4-H and to provide incentive for further education, according to Mary Arnold, OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth specialist.

"In providing scholarships the 4-H program continues its work with youth by supporting the next and often most expensive stage of the 4-H member's life," said Arnold. "Recognizing and supporting youth as they enter college is an investment in the future of our families and communities, and the state 4-H program is grateful for the generous donor support of the state scholarship program."

More information about the 4-H scholarship program is available by contacting Arnold at the State 4-H Office at 541-737-1315, or the Oregon 4-H Foundation at 541-737-2602 in Corvallis.

The scholarship recipients are:

  • Beaverton: Theresa Morgan, daughter of Harry and Annabelle Morgan, received a $1,000 Oregon 4-H Foundation scholarship. Morgan attends Westview High School. 
  • Eagle Point: Colleen Heider, daughter of Kent and Diane Heider, received a $1,000 Klein Family 4-H scholarship. Heider attends Eagle Point High School. 
  • Hubbard: Brett Murray, son of Joe and Linda Murray, received the $600 O.M. Plummer scholarship. The award is given to a 4-H member who participated in a wide range of 4-H activities with emphasis in 4-H livestock projects. Murray attends North Marion High School. 
  • Milton-Freewater: Angela LeFore, daughter of Ron and Dona LeFore, received the $1,000 Kate Thiess Memorial scholarship. LeFore attends McLoughlin High School. 
  • Tillamook: Julie Peters, daughter of Larry and Catherine Peters, received a $250 scholarship given by the CENEX Harvest States Foundation. Peters attends Tillamook High School. 
  • Woodburn: Mark Shaver, son of Pat and Sharon Shaver, also received a $1,000 Klein Family 4-H scholarship. Shaver attends Woodburn High School.

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Mary Arnold, 541-737-1315