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The Ford County 4-H Foundation Scholarships

In 1991, the Ford County 4-H Foundation worked with the Hahn family to establish an annual scholarship to be awarded to local 4-H senior graduates and alumni. This scholarship was created as a memorial to those affiliated with the local 4-H program, via work, volunteering, membership and/or the spirit 4-H youth embody. Today, this scholarship honors Marjorie Miller and Magdalene Diane Mack.

After her passing in 1998, Marjorie Miller's family chose to remember her through a scholarship offered by the Ford County 4-H Foundation. An avid supporter of 4-H and Extension activities, Marjorie believed in the leadership and sense of responsibility both programs helped build in young people. A credit to her belief, Marjorie's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have all remained active in the local 4-H program. Her daughter, Linda, has previously served as a member of the Ford County 4-H Foundation Board, while her grandchildren and great-grandchildren remain active in the Valley Boosters 4-H Club, in Bucklin. 

This scholarship also honors Magdalene Diane Mack, daughter of Wally and Diane (McNeill) Mack. Following the death of their baby daughter, Wally and Diane, the former Northeast Area 4-H Extension Specialist, chose to honor Magdalene by contributing to a scholarship in Ford County where Diane's 4-H career began as County 4-H Extension Agent. Reflecting on her time spent working with 4-H youth in Ford County starting in 1986, Diane and Wally believed this scholarship was a wonderful way to honor Magdalene by inspiring other youth to use their skills learned through 4-H to achieve their goals.