Oswego County 4-H Participant Recognized With Statewide Foundation Award

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</p>Elizabeth Lawrence
Elizabeth Lawrence

The New York State 4-H Foundation has awarded Sandy Creek High School Graduate Elizabeth Lawrence with a $1,000 scholarship.

Lawrence is one of eight recipients of the 4-H awards this year, in which 56 applicants applied across New York State. This was the first year an Oswego County 4-H participant has been selected.

“Elizabeth has been involved with 4-H in Oswego County for the past ten years,” said Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Team Coordinator Linda Brosch. “We are very proud of her accomplishments and wish her the best as she sets out for college in the fall.”

Lawrence has been accepted to SUNY Geneseo and plans to major in business administration. She graduated second in her class at Sandy Creek High School earlier this year.

The New York State 4-H Foundation awards scholarships each year to college-bound students who have been active in 4-H.  The winners were selected by the 4-H Foundation Scholarship Committee based on their grades, accomplishments in 4-H, leadership and community involvement.  This is the sixth year that Foundation Scholarships have been available to 4-H members to support their career goals.

Lawrence and the other recipients were recognized at a reception earlier this month at the Cornell University Campus.

The New York State 4-H Foundation, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization, which for over 50 years has focused upon building and enhancing quality 4-H Youth Development programs for New York’s young people.

4-H is an informal educational program for youth ages 5-19 built on subject matter projects developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension and by the National 4-H Council. Oswego County’s 4-H program is operated through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County in Mexico and funded by a joint effort of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Cornell University’s New York State Land Grant College, and the Oswego County Legislature.

If you would to learn more about the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County, call (315) 963-7286, or visit http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/oswego.