Samantha Berg Awarded – Elizabeth Salter-Eby Memorial State 4-H Scholarship

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation is proud to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. This year was another extremely competitive year, with only the top 5% of all applicants receiving scholarships. Scholarships are awarded through company and individual endowed funds by supporters who share a passion for 4-H and the leadership and life skills it teaches.

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation awarded Samantha Berg of Arcadia, Wis. an $800 Elizabeth Salter-Eby Memorial Scholarship.

Samantha has been active in her 4-H Club in Buffalo County for 12 years. Her projects range from cultural arts and goats to leadership and foods and nutrition. She has held several leadership positions including Buffalo County 4-H Leader’s Association Youth Treasurer, Glencoe Hustlers 4-H Club President, and delegate to Citizenship Washington Focus held in Washington D.C.

Samantha is graduating from Arcadia High School and plans to attend UW-La Crosse to double-major in Accounting and Marketing. She is a lifeguard and enjoys softball, volleyball and powerlifting. Samantha is passionate about giving back to her community, participating in service projects for local organizations including the Arcadia Fire Department, American Legion, and the Arcadia Ambulance Service.

“Our 4-H youth exemplify true leaders,” says Brenda Scheider, Director of Development for the Wisconsin

4-H Foundation. “Samantha is a great example of a young person who is using the skills learned through 4-H to ‘make the best better’. I know that our future is bright because of our 4-H youth.”

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation awards scholarships annually to outstanding Wisconsin students pursuing higher education. Scholarship recipients are selected based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals. This year $29,000 in scholarships were awarded.

Since 1914, Wisconsin 4-H has helped young people develop the skills they need to meet the demands of our complex and ever-changing world. 4-H has grown from a rich history of agricultural clubs that helped the University of Wisconsin-Extension connect families to research-based advancements in farming technology and techniques. Today’s 4-H still boasts strong programs in agriculture and animal science and has grown to include science, leadership, healthy living and communications programming that help Wisconsin youth build a healthier and more prosperous future.

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, based in Madison, Wisconsin, provides essential funding for 4-H programs throughout Wisconsin. Nearly 150,000 youth and more than 22,000 volunteers participate in and support Wisconsin 4-H programs. By partnering with individuals, corporations and foundations, the Foundation supports 4-H youth who take part in various 4-H leadership, development, and community-building activities throughout the state. Learn more about the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation by visiting www.Wis4HFoundation.org.