Cornell Cooperative Extension Memorial Scholarship Award

June 7th, 2017

Cornell Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce the awarding of a $500.00 scholarship to graduating senior, Ashley Thornton daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Mark Thornton of Boonville, New York.  Ashely has been a 4-H member for 11 years taking part in Dairy Bowl, Dairy Judging, 4-H Teen Council and showing her registered Holsteins at the Boonville-Oneida County Fair.  She will be attending Medaille College in the fall focusing her studies on Veterinary Technology/Biology.   

This award is made possible through the Mary Planow, Shirley Nessle, Bruce Field, Eric Kresse, Alberta Schallenberg, and Melissa Vaill Scholarship Fund.  The program is designed to promote the 4-H Youth Development Program mission; to enable youth to develop the knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes and behaviors to be competent, caring adults.  The criteria for this scholarship include; that the applicant be a graduating senior, have been actively involved in Oneida County 4-H for a period of at least three consecutive years and be accepted into a two or four year college, trade, technical or business school.

4-H is a community of young people across America who learn leadership, citizenship and life skills.  With nearly six million young people throughout America, 4-H has grown to encompass youth from urban cities to rural towns.  The New York State 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension.  4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-12, on an age appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.  Questions regarding this scholarship or additional information on 4-H can be obtained by contacting Lisa Farney at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 315-736-3394 Extension 122.


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