Koenig receives Missouri 4-H Foundation Scholarship

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MU Extension Director Michael Ouart presents the Orscheln 4-H Scholarship to (from left) Mary Burkemper, Jacob Koenig, Megan Graessle, Alexander Siefker, Rachel Bonaker, Lacey Rucker, Gregory Vagunda, Rebecca Helton, Julie Crouch, Brandon Bothwell, Amanda Hampton and Clayton Hamilton.

Jacob Koenig of Jackson, Mo. was awarded the Orscheln 4-H Scholarship for the amount of $1,000 on September 26, 2014 at the Missouri 4-H Foundation Scholarship and Awards Banquet in Columbia, Mo. The foundation awarded 63 scholarships totaling $68,050 in academic awards to 4-H youth around the state.

"The Missouri 4-H Foundation is pleased to be able to contribute to the education of Missouri's young people through the support of our donors," said Missouri 4-H Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Reams.

Celebrating 64 years of service to 4-H youth, the Missouri 4-H Foundation secures and manages funds for the MU Extension 4-H youth development program, provides higher education scholarships and recognizes 4-H volunteers. MU Extension 4-H is a community of 276,921 youths from across Missouri learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.