4-H Canada Announces Recipients of 2020 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship

Ottawa, ON – Sept. 16, 2020 – 4-H Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship. Twelve 4-H members from across Canada will receive $1,000 toward their post-secondary education in a degree, certificate, or trade-based program for the upcoming academic year, thanks to the generosity of John Deere Canada.

“At 4-H, we’re building global citizens with the passion and skills to create sustainable change, and we are proud to partner with John Deere Canada to further propel our youth in achieving their goals,” said Shannon Benner, Chief Executive Officer of 4-H Canada. “We congratulate the 2020 recipients and know that their 4-H background will help them navigate their educational and career pursuits in these challenging times with confidence, leadership, and resiliency.”

Together, 4-H Canada and John Deere Canada are committed to providing youth with tools and guidance to lay the foundation for a life-long love of learning. Our ongoing partnership continues to focus on the 4-H spirit of leadership, responsibility, and a deep sense of community.

“At John Deere Canada, we are so excited to partner with 4-H Canada and provide these 12 outstanding individuals each a scholarship to pursue their post-secondary ambitions,” said Charlene Petrie, Marketing Promotions Advisor for John Deere Canada ULC. “The selected recipients proved through their applications that they are the future of business and community leaders, and we couldn’t be more excited about helping to fund some of their education costs this fall. The future is bright, even in these difficult times. Congratulations to all of these individuals!”

The 2020 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship recipients are as follows:

Recipient Province Area of Study Institution
Amanda McGillivray BC Bachelor of Arts, Psychology University of Victoria
Kaylie Krys AB Bachelor of Science, Agriculture University of Saskatchewan
Julie Sharp AB Bachelor of Science, Agriculture University of Saskatchewan
Morgan Lehman SK Bachelor of Science, Agriculture University of Saskatchewan
Oksana Iwanchysko MB Bachelor of Science, Agriculture University of Manitoba
Maggie-Jo Hickson ON Bachelor of Science, Agriculture University of Guelph
Matthew Sterling ON Mechanical Engineering
Technology – Robotics
and Automation
Conestoga College
Ryley Keenan QC Health Science Champlain Regional College
Brianna Forbes NB Bachelor of Science University of New Brunswick
Morgan Hussey NS Bachelor of Business Administration Crandall University
Kirsten Kouwenberg PEI Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Dalhousie University
Kate Pelley NL Bachelor of Arts Memorial University

For more information on the John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship, visit 4-h-canada.ca/scholarships.

About 4-H Canada

For over 100 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most highly respected positive youth development organizations in Canada. 4-H Canada has close to 23,500 members and more than 8,500 volunteer leaders. Our goal is to help young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. We believe in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing youth leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities across Canada and around the world. To learn more about 4-H Canada, please visit 4-h-canada.ca and follow our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

About John Deere Canada

Deere & Company (www.JohnDeere.com) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services for customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure

For more information,
media may contacts:

Jessie Christie
Marketing and Communications Director
4-H Canada

Charlene Petrie
Marketing Promotions Advisor
John Deere Canada ULC