The Orscheln 4-H Scholarship was presented to 4-H youth from Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Cass, Franklin, Lafayette, Livingston, Miller, Pettis, Pike, Scotland, St. Charles, and St. Clair Counties. Pictured in the center is Luke Triplett of Rutledge, one of the award winners. Photo by Casey Buckman.

Luke Triplett of Rutledge was awarded the Orscheln 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 on Friday, Sept 27, 2019 at the Missouri 4-H Foundation’s annual scholarship and awards banquet in Columbia. The foundation awarded 68 scholarships totaling $66,000 to 4-H youth throughout the state.

Triplett is studying Agricultural Systems Management and Agronomy at University of Missouri-Columbia.

“These scholarships recognize both the prior achievements of Missouri 4-H youth and their futures as leaders in their communities, this state, and our nation” said Kyle Kerns, Missouri 4-H Foundation chair. “The Missouri 4-H Foundation, with the support of individuals and organizations, is excited to support these future leaders as they take this important first step of higher education.”

More than 55,000 members strong, Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow while making a real difference in their community, country and world. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Missouri and the nation’s Cooperative Extension System. For more information on Missouri 4-H, visit

The Missouri 4-H Foundation is the private resource partner of the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development. For 70 years, the foundation has secured and managed funds for Missouri 4-H, providing higher education scholarships, recognizing 4-H volunteers and supporting the work of MU Extension 4-H. Learn more at