Taul brings home 4-H scholarship
Nickie Taul, a Douglas County 4-H member, has been awarded a 4-H scholarship for post-secondary education. The award was presented at the Emerald Circle Banquet held in Manhattan on Thursday.
Taul received the Andrew J. Clawson scholarship. The award is one of 56 4-H academic scholarships presented in the state this year. The scholarships range from $300 to $1,250. They can be used to fund a variety of post-secondary education opportunities, said Gary Gerhard, K-State Research and Extension assistant director and state leader of 4-H youth programs.
The total value of the awards presented this year is $39,700, he said.
"One benefit of the annual award program is the fact that the scholarship donors have the opportunity to meet the recipients of their generosity," Gerhard said. "The donors and recipients often become friends."
The scholarships are awarded through the Kansas 4-H Foundation.
Taul plans to use her scholarship to purchase books. She will be a sophomore at the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.
She is the daughter of Jimmie and Carol Taul, Baldwin City, and is a 12-year member of the Palmyra 4-H Club.
Taul also was a state dairy project winner, qualifying her for a trip to the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta. However, she went last year and 4-H'ers can only attend once during their 4-H career.