Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
December 5, 2011
Illinois 4-H Foundation Honors Six Legacy of Leadership Scholars; Two from McLean County 4-H:
Lindsay Brightwell, third from left, and Allison Parks, far right.
Six college-bound Illinois 4-H members were recognized as 4-H Legacy of Leadership Scholars during the annual 4-H Family Event at the Illinois State Fair on Saturday, August 13. The statewide scholarship program is coordinated by the Illinois 4-H Foundation and the University of Illinois Extension State 4-H Office. The following 4-H Legacy of Leadership Scholars received a $1,000 college scholarship.
"We are pleased to be able to honor these six outstanding Illinois 4-H members as they embark on the next chapter of their lives," says Angie Barnard, director of the Illinois 4-H Foundation. "They are extremely deserving of this scholarship."
Since its inception in 2003, 49 4-H members have been named a Legacy of Leadership Scholar. The Illinois 4-H Foundation welcomes other individuals, corporations, and organizations as partners in providing additional funds for future scholarship recipients. The Legacy of Leadership Scholarship is merit-based, and available to 4-H members who are high school seniors or in their last year of 4-H membership.The Illinois 4-H Foundation raises private funds that are invested in the Illinois 4-H program.