4-H scholarships open until May 31

There are a number of 4-H Canada scholarships available and applications are being accepted until May 31.

The Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction is open to senior youth members who have “outstanding accomplishments” in leadership. The scholarships, sponsored by CN Rail, are worth $20,000 over four years.

There are 15 John Deere Canada scholarships, for $1,000, for 4-H members pursuing a post-secondary education at a Canadian college or university in a degree, certificate, or trade-based program. There are 12 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarships worth $2,500 each for members enrolling in a post-secondary program in agriculture, ag science, or agribusiness in September. The $500 Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers scholarships are also for students taking an agriculture-based program, ideally with a focus on sheep-related studies, this fall.

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The Weston Family 4-H Agricultural Scholarships offer full-year tuition for students pursuing an agricultural-based degree at a university. The Coca-Cola Foundation will also be offering 4-H scholarships.

For details or to apply, go to 4-h-canada.ca and click on the Scholarships and Awards pull-down menu.

There are also a number of scholarships that can be found on 4-H Alberta’s website (go to 4h.ab.ca and click on the ‘For Members & Leaders’ pull-down menu).

Only one application is required for 4-H Alberta Scholarships. The main scholarship is worth up to $2,500 but the single application means applicants are automatically considered for region or district awards. Last year, 4-H’ers in the province submitted 236 scholarship applications and 202 scholarships (totalling almost $150,000) were awarded, the website states.

There are also a number of other scholarships and awards on the website, with a variety of application deadlines.

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