GUELPH, ONT. (September 15, 2022) – RoseLynn Metzger of the Waterloo 4-H Association is the recipient of the inaugural David Perrin Memorial Award and accompanying $1,500 scholarship. The David Perrin Memorial Award was established by the Perrin family in honour of David Perrin’s life and his love for agriculture.
“I’d like to extend a warm thank you for the generosity shown in considering and selecting my application. I am honored to be the recipient of the David Perrin Memorial Award and look forward to continuing my studies at the University of Guelph and investing in the 4H community,” says RoseLynn, recipient of the 2022 David Perrin Memorial Award.
RoseLynn Metzger is entering her final year of a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture – Animal Science degree at the University of Guelph. She began her 4-H journey in 2011 and notes the leadership, communication and teamwork skills she has built upon in her time in 4-H, most recently evident in her role as a Youth Leader in the Waterloo 4-H Association Senior Dairy Club.
“Agriculture is a big part of my life and I feel very privileged to be part of this community,” says RoseLynn. “Having grown up on a farm, I have a passion for agriculture and veterinary medicine, and [my] program is a path that supports this career choice.”
To be considered for the David Perrin Memorial Award, applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education, currently or previously been a 4-H participant and have an interest in agriculture and farm safety. To apply, applicants complete an application form, provide references and submit a 500-word essay about farm safety.
“Congratulations RoseLynn on being the first recipient of the David Perrin Memorial Fund. On behalf of the Foundation, it has been a pleasure working with the Perrin family to establish this fund in memory of David,” says John Den Haan, Past Chair, Ontario 4-H Foundation.
Each year, two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 will be awarded to an individual pursuing post-secondary studies who has an interest in agriculture and farm safety. One scholarship is awarded in September and one scholarship is awarded in January. Applications are closed for 2022 and will re-open in Spring 2023.
About 4-H Ontario
4-H Ontario is a non-profit positive youth development organization that builds youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today it is open to youth of all backgrounds across the province. 4-H youth ages 6–21 and screened, engaged volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands-on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, self-confidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable skills for leadership and life.
For more information please contact:
Laura Goulding, Manager, Communications, 4-H Ontario