Dawson County 4-H Awards Six Scholarships

Dawson County 4-H Awards Six Scholarships
May 9th, 2022 | Andrea Nisley, UNL Extension Educator

Keiser 4-H Scholarship

Two Dawson County 4-H’ers received the Donna and Daryl Keiser 4-H Scholarship.

                Addison Luther, daughter of Gale and Jill Luther of Overton and Helene Keiser, daughter of Joe and Carol Keiser of Gothenburg were the recipients of $500 scholarships.

                These $500 4-H Scholarships were given by the Keiser family in Donna and Daryl’s honor for Dawson County 4-H members to attain higher education. The 4-H Scholarship was based on 4-H accomplishments, leadership, service, and achievement.

Russman 4-H Scholarship

                Two Dawson County 4-H’ers received the Scott and Rhonda Russman 4-H Livestock and Horse Scholarship.

                Helene Keiser, daughter of Joe and Carol Keiser of Gothenburg, was the recipient of the $1000 scholarship award.

                Mattison Beattie, daughter of Bart and Shana Beattie of Sumner was the recipient of the $500 scholarship award.

These 4-H scholarships are given by Scott and Rhonda Russman of Farnam to award 4-H’ers who are active in any Dawson County 4-H livestock and horse programs and who desire to attain higher education.

                The recipient may use the scholarship to attend any university, college, vocation or trade school, or accredited junior college.

Reed 4-H Scholarship

                The recipient of the Larry F. Reed Legacy 4-H Scholarship was Helene Keiser of Gothenburg. This $750 4-H Scholarship was given by the Reed family in Larry Reed’s honor to encourage Dawson County 4-H members to attain higher education.

                The 4-H scholarship was based on experiences in 4-H projects and programs, essay questions and financial need. The recipient may use the scholarship to attend any school of higher education.

Stevens 4-H Scholarship

The recipient of the annual Harold and Virginia Stevens 4-H Scholarship is Greg Treffer, son of Bruce and Christy Treffer of Cozad. The $2,500 scholarship to the University of Nebraska will be awarded to Greg the second semester of his freshman year.

The Harold and Virginia Stevens Endowment Fund was established with the University of Nebraska Foundation in 1987 by friends and associates to recognize and remember the contributions Harold and Virginia made during Mr. Steven’s 42 years of distinguished service with Dawson County Extension.

The interest income from the endowment fund is used each year to assist 4-H members with the academic studies at one of the University of Nebraska campuses in Lincoln, Kearney, Omaha, Curtis or the Medical Center. The scholarships are available for freshmen as well as first year doctorate and master candidates studying at the University of Nebraska.

                                                                                                   

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