CORVALLIS, Ore. – More than $19,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 19 Oregon 4-H members by the Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at Oregon State University.

"The scholarships recognize exceptional accomplishments in 4-H and help with the costs of college education," said Helen Pease, OSU Extension 4-H youth specialist.

The Oregon 4-H scholarship program gives scholarship awards annually to outstanding Oregon 4-H members, according to Pease. Scholarship recipients are selected according to their achievement in 4-H activities, contributions to community and academic performance, she said.

"The donors providing support for this program see 4-H scholarships as an important investment in the future of our communities," Pease said. "The Oregon 4-H program is grateful for the individuals, businesses and organizations that give to the 4-H scholarship program."

The scholarship recipients are:

Benton County John Baglien received a $1,250 Klein Youngberg Family 4-H Scholarship;

Clackamas County Laura Tensa received a $1,250 Klein Youngberg Family 4-H Scholarship;

Coos County Becky Soules received an O.M. Plummer Scholarship of at least $500;

Crook County Sarah Worthing received a $1,000 Jim Rutledge 4-H Scholarship;

Deschutes County Eric Steensen received a $4,500 Martha MacGregor 4-H Scholarship;

Douglas County Kristofer Lyon received a $1,000 Leeson Scholarship;

Linn County Stephen Linville received a $1,500 Smith Scholarship;

Marion County Nicole Pease received a $1,250 Klein Youngberg Family 4-H Scholarship; David Wimmer received a $500 Duane Johnson Scholarship;

Umatilla County Sara Mills received a $500 Minnick 4-H Scholarship;

Union County Brittanie Crook received a $500 Redman Scholarship;

Wasco County Jeff Markman received a $1,000 Kate Thiess Memorial 4-H Scholarship; Sarah Ferrer received a $500 Dietz Scholarship;

Washington County Stephanie Barker received a $500 CHS Foundation Scholarship;

Wheeler County Lisa Wade received a $1,000 Oregon 4-H Foundation Memorial Scholarship.


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