4-H Canada Announces Recipients of 2021 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship

Ottawa, ON – Aug. 10, 2021 – 4-H Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship.

Fifteen 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 youth leaders 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 2021 recipients and know that their 4-H background will help them navigate their educational and career pursuits 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.

“John Deere Canada would like to congratulate the 15 youth from all over Canada who have been selected to receive a scholarship towards their 2021 post-secondary education,” said Shaniece Nichols, Marketing Promotion Advisor at John Deere Canada ULC. “We’re always thrilled to have the opportunity to invest in and support Canada’s youth and couldn’t be more excited for this group of recipients who’ve certainly demonstrated how they are the future of community and business leaders. Congratulations and good luck to all recipients in the upcoming school year!”

The 2021 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship recipients are as follows:

Name Province Program of Study Institution
Catharina Brosinsky Alberta Bachelor of Science, Psychology University of Calgary
Jessica Hadwin Alberta Diploma, Agribusiness Lakeland College
Torann Mecham Alberta Bachelor of Science,

Animal Bioscience

University of Saskatchewan
Conor Brown British Columbia Bachelor of Arts,

Political Science

Thompson Rivers University
Halee Piasta Manitoba Bachelor of Science University of Manitoba
Emily Robb Manitoba Bachelor of Science, Agroecology University of Manitoba
Hannah Versloot New Brunswick Bachelor of Nursing University of New Brunswick
Spenser Murphy Newfoundland and Labrador Bachelor of Engineering Memorial University
Josey Hughes Nova Scotia Bachelor of Science,


University of Prince Edward Island
Kyla Lewis Ontario Bachelor of Science,

Animal Biology

University of Guelph
Dougie Robinson Ontario Heavy Duty Equipment Repair Conestoga College
Megan Downe Prince Edward Island Bachelor of Science,


University of Prince Edward Island
William Orr Quebec Community Recreation and Leadership Training Dawson College
Isobel Kinash Saskatchewan Bachelor of Science, Agriculture University of Saskatchewan
Rochelle Wright Saskatchewan Bachelor of Music University of Saskatchewan

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

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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.ca) is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction — 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 contact:

Mike Sheeler
Marketing and Communications Director
4-H Canada

Shaniece Nichols
Marketing Promotion Advisor
John Deere Canada ULC