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Grants, Scholarships and Awards

4-H Canada offers a variety of financial supports and opportunities each year. We are thankful for the corporate partnerships that allow these to exist for 4-H members, volunteer leaders and provincial 4-H offices.

Information on new 4-H Canada grants, scholarships and awards will be posted as they become available, so check back often!

Scholarships (Closed) 

4-H Canada would like to thank our generous partners: Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers, CN, The Coca-Cola Foundation, John Deere Canada, TD Bank Group and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation for their commitment to supporting Canadian 4-H members as they pursue their post-secondary education.

The application period for all opportunities is March 1 to May 31, 2018. Successful candidates will be notified in July 2018.

The following scholarship opportunities will be available to 4-H members pursuing a post-secondary education in September 2018.

4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.)
4-H Canada is proud to announce that CN is the sponsor of the 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction.  The Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.) honours the accomplishments of four special 4-H senior youth members and showcases the outstanding accomplishments of 4-H members across Canada in the area of leadership excellence. Through the generosity of CN, four scholarships – with an overall value of $20,000 each over four years – are available to 4-H members who have demonstrated personal values, leadership and community involvement within one of 4-H’s Leadership Development Pillars. Click here for the complete application guidelines.

4-H First-Generation Scholarships
In honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, 4-H Canada, in partnership with The Coca Cola Foundation, is proud to announce the 4-H First-Generation Scholarship. This scholarship will help support 4-H’ers who are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary education. Up to 150 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to eligible 4-H’ers who are entering, or currently enrolled in, post-secondary or graduate studies. Click here for the complete application guidelines, and click here for an FAQ.

Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers 4-H Scholarships 
4-H Canada is proud to announce that through the generosity of the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers, two scholarships - each valued at $500 – are available to 4-H members planning to attend a Canadian university or college in September 2018 in an agriculture-based program, ideally with a focus on sheep related studies. Click here for the complete application guidelines.

John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarships 
4-H Canada is proud to announce that through the generosity of John Deere Canada, 15 scholarships – valued at $1,000 each – are available to 4-H members across Canada. Opportunities such as this help support 4-H members who will pursue a post-secondary education at a Canadian college or university in a degree, certificate or trade-based program in September 2018. Click here for the complete application guidelines.

TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarships 
4-H Canada is proud to announce that through the generosity of TD, 12 - $2,500 scholarships will be available to 4-H members across Canada.  These 4-H members must be planning to pursue a post-secondary education in agriculture, ag-science or agri-business in the fall of 2018. Click here for the complete application guidelines.

Weston Family 4-H Agricultural Scholarships 
4-H Canada is proud to announce that through the generosity of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, full year tuition scholarships are available to 4-H members from across Canada who will be attending a Canadian university pursuing an agricultural-based degree in the fall of 2018. Successful applicants could be undergrads, graduate students or completing their post grad program. Click here for the complete application guidelines. Click here for the list of eligible programs.

Bursaries (Closed) 

Jack Pemberton Bursary
The Royal Winter Fair, in partnership with 4-H Canada, is pleased to offer the Jack Pemberton Youth Development Bursary to a senior 4-H member in their last year of high school residing outside of Ontario. This bursary will cover travel expenses for the Jack Pemberton Bursary recipient and a parent/guardian to attend the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, held in Toronto, Ontario in November 2017. 

Click here for the complete application guidelines. View past participants here.

Funding Opportunities (Closed) 

Growing Forward 2 4-H Canada Club Fund Program 
Applications are now closed for the Growing Forward 2 4-H Canada Outreach Fund. The Growing Forward 2 4-H Canada Outreach Fund provides funds to support community-level initiatives that create outreach, awareness and capacity building within 4-H clubs across Canada. This may include club events, promotional activities and professional development opportunities for volunteer leaders. Click here for the complete application guidelines.

 The following expenses are eligible:

  • Signage
  • Display booths
  • Design and printing of promotional documents
  • Leader recruitment
  • Local leader training events
  • Professional development opportunities for volunteer leaders

FCC 4-H Club Fund 
Applications for the FCC 4-H Club Fund are now closed. Please visit the FCC 4-H Club Fund page for more details.

Awards (Closed) 

The National Volunteer Leader of the Year Award
Volunteer leaders truly are the lifeblood of the 4-H program. With their support and guidance, 4-H’ers are given outstanding experiences and skill development opportunities to be responsible, caring and contributing individuals who affect positive change in the world around them.

4-H members show your appreciation and nominate YOUR leader for the National Volunteer Leader of the Year award! Applications for the 2018 National Volunteer Leader of the Year is open between September 15, 2018 and November 30, 2018. Please visit National Volunteer Leader of the Year Award for more details. 

Other Opportunities

In addition to 4-H Canada-specific club funding opportunities, scholarships and awards, there are many related organizations that offer 4-H members opportunities as well. Here are some of the current opportunities:

Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition
Jointly sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and 4-H Canada, this engaging public speaking competition is held annually at the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair in Toronto, ON. This forum is an opportunity for youth to develop public speaking skills and to express their ideas and enthusiasm in support of the agriculture sector. To learn more, go to www.cysa-joca.ca