Jack Pemberton Youth Development Bursary

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (The RAWF), in partnership with 4-H Canada, is pleased to offer the Jack Pemberton Youth Development Bursary to a senior 4-H member in Canada with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to attend Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Jack Pemberton was a Past President and Honourary Life Governor of The RAWF. Mr. Pemberton created this opportunity to travel to Toronto to visit The Royal firsthand, as he felt it is a wonderful experience for anyone who is interested in agriculture.

The 101st RAWF runs from November 3 to 12, 2023.

The successful applicant will be awarded a $3,000 bursary.

  • $2,250 of the funds will be used to cover the cost of travel to and within Toronto (airfare and all transportation between the airport, hotel, and The Royal grounds).
  • $750 of the funds will go towards the recipient’s post-secondary education.

In memory of Mr. Pemberton, The Royal will provide general admission passes and up to three nights of accommodation (double occupancy) for the winner and a guest. A suggested itinerary of events to attend, including some VIP opportunities, will also be provided by The Royal staff, based on the interests expressed in the recipient’s application.

Applications for the 2023 Jack Pemberton Youth Development Bursary are now closed.


2023 Recipient

Brittany Pollock

“I’m excited to be attending The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair because I have never had an opportunity to travel to Toronto and experience an exhibition of this size so I know that I will learn a lot and be able to share my newly learned knowledge with others when I return home.”


2022 Recipient

Vanessa Hadwin

This trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me and provided me with the opportunity to learn, network, and of course, have fun. If anyone is given a chance to apply for this bursary, I would definitely recommend it."

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