4-H Foundation awards largest set of scholarships

The 4-H Foundation of Alberta has awarded the largest monetary scholarship in 4-H Alberta’s history — a total of $80,000 to 10 young rural Albertans.

The Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship assists farm youth who must leave home to pursue a post-secondary education or trade. The scholarship was established by Lillian and Edward Ness in honour and memory of Lillian’s parents.

“We are very grateful for the generosity of Lillian and Edward Ness, two visionary donors with an unmatched love for youth and 4-H Alberta, who made this new scholarship possible,” said Leah Jones, the foundation’s chief executive officer.

The first-, second-, and third-place recipients are Talia Beckie ($20,000), Isaiah Roemmele ($15,000), and Leah Trenson ($10,000). Seven others received $5,000 scholarships: Carter Bodell, Devin Ewasiw, Ashley Ganske, Katelyn Imbery, Odessa Kopp, Cheyenne Porter, and Emily Taylor.

The 4-H Foundation of Alberta, formed in 1977, offers numerous scholarships. For more information, go to the ‘Scholarships’ page on the 4-H Alberta website.

Applications for the 2019 Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship will be accepted beginning May 1.

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