Ottawa, ON, August 24, 2023 – Fifteen 4-H participants from across Canada have been awarded scholarships valued at $1,000 each, to be used 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.

“We’re thankful to John Deere Canada for their continued commitment in helping 4-H youth members grow and become strong leaders for tomorrow,” shared Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada. “Scholarships like this help us achieve our goal of equipping our youth leaders with the leadership skills, confidence, and resiliency to achieve their goals.”

Together, 4-H Canada and John Deere Canada are committed to providing youth with the 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 is committed to helping and promoting the growth of our next generation. We encourage the participation in the 4-H program as it is a strong educational program that promotes the interest of the agricultural sector. We are more than happy to be given the opportunity to help these students in their future endeavours.

The 2023 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship recipients are:

NameHometownProvinceProgram of StudyInstitution
Luke GermainSt. PaulABBachelor of Science, Animal BioscienceUniversity of Saskatchewan
Vanessa HadwinConsortABBachelor of NursingMedicine Hat College
Garett RiceCarbonABAgricultural ManagementOlds College of Agriculture & Technology
Esther ThurgoodSalmon ArmBCBachelor of Science, Biomedical SciencesUniversity of Saskatchewan
Kaitlyn GreigsonBalmoralMBBachelor of MusicBrandon University
Aidan TullyElieMBEngineering Access ProgramUniversity of Manitoba
Katherine RaeKeswick RidgeNBBachelor of ScienceUniversity of New Brunswick
Amy BishopSt. Mary’sNLBachelor of ScienceMemorial University
Caelan DeVillerLower WedgeportNSBachelor of Science, KinesiologyDalhousie University
Kelsey LennoxKenilworthONHonours Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (French Immersion Stream)University of Ottawa
Ethan RingelbergTroyONMotive Power Technician, Heavy Duty EquipmentConestoga College of Applied Arts & Technology
Isabella AcornCardiganPEIAnimal Science Technology, Beef ScienceLakeland College
Kaitlyn BrockDanvilleQCBachelor of EducationBishop’s University
Jenna MeyersMintonSKAgricultural ManagementOlds College of Agriculture & Technology
Katherine PossbergHumboldtSKBachelor of Science, Animal BioscienceUniversity of Saskatchewan

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

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About 4-H Canada

For 110 years, 4-H Canada has been one of the most respected positive youth development organizations in Canada. 4-H Canada has 17,434 members and nearly 7,000 volunteer leaders participating in more than 45,000 projects. 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.

For more information, media may contact:

Amy Felton

Communication Manager

4-H Canada