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University students backed by 4-H for leadership

Four students honoured Feb. 10 at Ottawa event

Four Canadian university students inspired in their career paths by their 4-H experiences are getting an extra boost from the organization. The annual Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (LEAD), presented Monday during the 4-H Leadership Awards event in Ottawa, aim to recognize 4-H participants who, according to the organization, “demonstrate 4-H values in the way […] Read more

Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation scholarships awarded

Emily Gross of Bow Island is one of six recipients of this year’s $2,500 Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation scholarship. The scholarships are awarded to students entering or currently pursuing an agricultural or agri-food-related program at a Canadian college, university or technical institution. They are awarded based on a combination of leadership attributes, and an essay […] Read more


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 […] Read more

Scholarships for students pursuing an ag education

Application deadline is April 30

Applications are now open for scholarships offered by the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation. There are seven Pathways to Agri-Food Scholarships awarded across the country, including one in Alberta. They are given to students entering or currently pursuing an agricultural or agri-food-related program at a Canadian college, university, or technical institution. The scholarships are worth $2,500 […] Read more


Still time to apply for a 4-H scholarship award

Application deadline is Oct. 31

Two young Albertans are among the dozen recipients of the 2018 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarships. The $2,500 scholarships allow 4-H members to pursue post-secondary studies in the field of agriculture, agricultural science, or agricultural business. The two Alberta recipients are Emmett Sawyer and Leah Trenson. 4-H Canada has a number of scholarships, ranging from $500 […] Read more

Five scholarships worth $5,000 each available for ag students

Students who are taking, or about to start, an agricultural bachelor degree program at one of five Canadian universities can apply for a $5,000 scholarship from Bayer CropScience. There are five scholarships available — one each at the universities of Alberta, Lethbridge, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Guelph. The Bayer CropScience Scholarship for Future Leaders in Agriculture […] Read more


Deadline approaching for $1,500 scholarships

Application deadline is May 31

Grade 12 students heading off to college or university this fall to study agriculture or a food-related field are eligible to receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program. The program will award 65 scholarships to eligible students. Most will go to young people from farm families, but up to 25 scholarships […] Read more

New 4-H scholarship for post-secondary study

A new scholarship from 4-H Canada and the Coca-Cola Foundation will give 150 students $1,000 towards their post-secondary education. Any 4-H member who is the first in their immediate family to attend a post-secondary institution or a post-graduate program is eligible to apply. The scholarship program will focus on supporting students interested in making a […] Read more


New crop of Nuffield scholars named

Canada’s agriculture sector has yielded four new scholars to join the international Nuffield community and receive funding for research in their fields of interest. Nuffield Canada, the Canadian arm of the international Nuffield organization since 1986, has named Ellen Crane, Josh Oulton, Gavin Robertson and Shelley Spruitt as its Nuffield scholars for 2018. The new […] Read more

Travel the world as a Nuffield scholar

Scholarship application deadline is April 30

Applications for 2018 Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarships are due April 30. “The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship provides innovative Canadians with the funding to travel internationally to expand their personal horizons while exploring agricultural issues and opportunities in a global context,” said Kelvin Meadows, chair and 2011 scholar. “We are focused on developing leadership capacity for […] Read more