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Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.)

What is L.E.A.D.?

L.E.A.D. – Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction – recognize outstanding 4-H’ers who show 4-H values in the way they live their lives. The awards honour youth who have become exceptional leaders through their 4-H experience, and who share the best of themselves with their community. Four L.E.A.D. recipients are selected each year, one for each of 4-H Canada’s Leadership Development pillars.
Each L.E.A.D. recipient receives:

  • A $20,000 scholarship for higher education ($5,000 annually for up to four years)
  • Ongoing mentorship from an expert in their field of study
  • The opportunity to be a 4-H L.E.A.D. spokesperson .

Interested In Applying?

Read the L.E.A.D. Guidelines

Meet the 2022 L.E.A.D. Recipients

Ava Copas

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Aidan Reynolds

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Elena Sales

Read more about Elena

Kate Axten

Read more about Kate


Past L.E.A.D. Recipients

2021 L.E.A.D. recipients
2020 L.E.A.D. recipients
2019 L.E.A.D. recipients
2018 L.E.A.D. recipients
2017 L.E.A.D. recipients
2016 L.E.A.D. recipients
2015 L.E.A.D. recipients

The L.E.A.D. scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous support of CN