Awarded Theisen scholarship

AMES?-Matthew Schroeder, of Hamilton County, was awarded the $1,000 Theisen’s Home Farm Auto Four Year 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation on June 5 in Ames.

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 70 Iowa 4-H college scholarships valued at almost $70,000. Recipients accepted their awards at the Foundation’s Scholarship Reception held in the Scheman Building at Iowa State University. Over 500 applications were submitted and scholarships were awarded to recipients from 33 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.

Schroeder will be attending Iowa State University majoring in Animal Science with a possible minor in Genetics. He wants to work with cattle to improve their genes as well as help in the show cattle business with artificial insemination. His dream job at the end of the day is to work for the Hawkeye Breeders.

“4-H has opened the door to many experiences which have shaped my ambitions and plans,” Schroeder said. “It has also encouraged me to set higher personal goals for myself as I have always looked to achieve high marks in both school and 4-H.”

“Every year we are in awe of the ways these young people make their communities a better place,” said Albert Grunenwald, Iowa 4-H Foundation Executive Director. “We are thankful to have donors who want to acknowledge the students’ hard work and invest in 4-H’ers who will continue to change the world regardless of where they go to school or what they study.”

The Theisen’s Home Farm Auto Four Year 4-H Scholarship is provided by Theisen Supply, Inc., in Dubuque. Eligible applicants must live in counties where Theisen stores are located. Recipients must be pursuing a two or four-year degree at any Iowa college or university and major in agriculture or agricultural business.