Award is Herbert and Lucille

Bettis 4-H Scholarship

Nicholas Heffron, Monroe County was awarded the Herbert and Lucille Bettis 4-H Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony Sunday, July 11 in Ames.

Over 85 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at over $127,000 were awarded as a part of the Foundation’s scholarship recognition ceremony on Sunday, July 11 in the Scheman Building at Iowa State University. Over 300 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 49 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.

Heffron is the son of Steve and Karla Heffron. Heffron plans to attend Iowa State University to study ag business. He credits 4-H with helping develop his passion for agriculture, and inspiring him to pursue a career in retail agriculture or grain merchandising.

“In the nine years that I have been involved in 4-H, I have acquired so many skills through both my projects and from interacting with other members,” said Heffron. “Joining 4-H at an early age helped me develop friendships and explore project areas of interest I might not have known otherwise. 4-H has made me a better person and given me so many skills that have shaped me into the young adult I am today.”

“Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarships acknowledge the hard work and dedication of young people who have used their 4-H skills and experiences to ‘make the best better’ for others,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “We also are thankful for the many scholarship donors who fund these important opportunities for Iowa 4-H’ers.”

The Herbert and Lucille Bettis 4-H Scholarship is provided by Lloyd and Kathryn Bettis in memory of Herbert and Lucille Bettis. This scholarship is open to any college undergraduate attending ISU pursuing any field of study, with priority given to Monroe County, then Appanoose, Wapello, Lucas, Davis and Wayne Counties.