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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:



Program of Study


Catharina Brosinsky


Bachelor of Science, Psychology

University of Calgary

Jessica Hadwin


Diploma, Agribusiness

Lakeland College

Torann Mecham


Bachelor of Science,

Animal Bioscience

University of Saskatchewan

Conor Brown

British Columbia

Bachelor of Arts,

Political Science

Thompson Rivers University

Halee Piasta


Bachelor of Science

University of Manitoba

Emily Robb


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


Bachelor of Science,

Animal Biology

University of Guelph

Dougie Robinson


Heavy Duty Equipment Repair

Conestoga College

Megan Downe

Prince Edward Island

Bachelor of Science,


University of Prince Edward Island

William Orr


Community Recreation and Leadership Training

Dawson College

Isobel Kinash


Bachelor of Science, Agriculture

University of Saskatchewan

Rochelle Wright


Bachelor of Music

University of Saskatchewan


For more information on the John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship, visit

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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 and follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

About John Deere Canada

Deere & Company ( 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