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4-H Ontario Scholarships

Scholarships are a great way to get financial help to pursue your career, earn some clout in your community and attract future employers.

Scholarship recipient standing infront of blue backdrop and other volunteers at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
Winner of the 2019 Bertram and Hazel Stewart 4-H Dairy Youth Education Award and Bursary

Scholarships for 4-H Members

For current 4-H Members and Volunteers
Deadline: May 31, 2020

4-H Canada offers a wide variety of financial support opportunities each year.

We’re thankful for the corporate partnerships that allow our 4-H Members, Volunteers and provincial offices to take advantage of these scholarships as they fulfill goals both inside and outside of 4-H.

Learn more about the 4-H Canada Scholarships on the 4-H Canada website.

For current 4-H Members enrolled in post-secondary education
Deadline: April 15, 2020

Pursue your career dreams at the University of Guelph with the help of this fantastic scholarship.

The Angelo and Frank Agro Undergraduate Scholarship gives seven students $7,000 each ($1,750 annually for four years) to put toward their education.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Be a full-time student entering semester one at the University of Guelph
  • Have at least a 75% admission average
  • Have completed at least ten 4-H projects
  • Submit a point-form list of their 4-H club activities and a reference letter from a 4-H club official
  • Maintain full-time studies and a 70% program average each year for the duration of the award

Learn more on the University of Guelph website.

For current 4-H Dairy Club Members in grades 9-11
Deadline: October 2, 2020

This annual award honours the late Bertram and Hazel Stewart’s deep commitment and passion toward agriculture, education and 4-H.

The Bertram and Hazel Stewart 4-H Dairy Youth Education Award & Bursary is presented at the TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair every year.

To be considered for this $1,000 bursary, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in grade 9, 10 or 11
  • Be a 4-H Ontario Member in good standing and part of 4-H Dairy Club for at least three years (minimum one 4-H project per year)
  • Have an expressed intent to pursue post-secondary education
  • Understand the bursary is awarded upon completion of the first year of post-secondary education

To apply, please download and complete the Bertram and Hazel Stewart 4-H Dairy Youth Education Award & Bursary application form and submit it no later than 9:00 a.m. on October 2, 2020.

Send your completed application via mail, in person or email to:

111 Main Street North, Box 212
Rockwood, ON, N0B 2K0
office@4-hontario.ca
1-877-410-6748
ATTN: Bertram and Hazel Stewart 4-H Dairy Youth Education Award & Bursary

For current 4-H Members entering or enrolled in post-secondary education
Deadline: May 31, 2020

The Carleton County Junior Farmers (JF) are excited to offer the JF 4-H Scholar Award to high school students accepted to a post-secondary institution for September 2020 or a current college/university student in a program related to agriculture.

This $400 award is open to 4-H Members across Ontario. Preference will be given to applicants who are highly involved in 4-H, their community and who are planning to pursue a career in the agricultural field.

To be considered, you must submit proof of 2020 enrollment as well as a 250-word essay on what role agriculture has in society and how you will be a leader in the industry.

To apply, please download and complete the Carleton County Junior Farmers 4-H Scholar Award application form and submit it to carletonjuniorfarmers@gmail.com no later than May 31, 2020.

The successful applicant will be notified by June 30, 2020.

For current/former 4-H Members enrolled in post-secondary education
Deadline: October 2, 2020

This scholarship is a great opportunity for 4-H Members pursuing a career as a veterinary technician.

The Henrike Foerster Memorial 4-H Entrance Scholarship awards $500 to a first-year student in the Veterinary Technology Program at the University of Guelph. Preference is given to applicants who’ve demonstrated involvement in past and/or current 4-H Ontario activities.

Learn more on the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus website.

For 4-H Dairy Club Members who’ve never attended the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
Deadline: October 1, 2020

This bursary honours Justin Parish’s dream of attending the Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF).

Presented by Robin and Connie Parish, the Justin Parish Bursary awards $1,000 to a 4-H Ontario Dairy Club Member in support of attending the Classic Show for the first time as a team member, fitter or herdsperson.

To be considered for this $1,000 bursary, applicants must:

  • Be a 4-H Ontario Dairy Club Member in good standing
  • Demonstrate dedication and passion toward agriculture and their 4-H Dairy Club
  • Express desire to attend the Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Show at the RAWF
  • Have never attended the RAWF as a participant or attendee

4-H Dairy Club leaders are encouraged to submit a one-page nomination letter via email to volunteers@4-hontario.ca with the subject line “Justin Parish Memorial Bursary.” The letter must demonstrate the Member’s dedication, determination and passion to agriculture and 4-H Dairy Club, along with the Member’s desire to attend the Royal as a participant.

The recipient will be chosen by a selection committee in October. Presentation of the bursary will take place in the show ring during the 2020 4-H Dairy Classic Show in November.

Learn more about Justin and his bursary.

Scholarships for Anyone

For youth entering or enrolled in a post-secondary program in agriculture
Deadline: July 1, 2020

Students in university and college accredited programs are eligible for up to $2,500 for the coming year.

The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) established this program to provide financial assistance to students residing in Wellington and Perth Counties and the Region of Waterloo who are entering or enrolled in college or university agricultural and/or environmental programs.

Learn more on the GRAS website.

For post-secondary students with a background in agriculture
Deadline: June 15, 2020

Youth from all six dairy breeds are eligible for the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund (ODYTF) Scholarship, which is funded by the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund and the Ontario Holstein Branch.

Eight scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded annually to students who have a passion for agriculture and dairy.

Selection is primarily based upon the applicant’s agricultural background, 4-H and Junior Farmer involvement, community activities and future goals.

Four scholarships are presented to students enrolled at a college/university in a diploma program, while the other four are awarded to students completing a degree.

Learn more on the Ontario Holsteins website.

For youth who’ve applied for the ODYTF Scholarship (above)
Deadline: June 15, 2020

This award recognizes the student with the most impressive application for the ODYTF Scholarship.

An award of $750 goes to the exemplary individual whose Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund Scholarship application impresses the panel in terms of community, post-secondary, and agriculture involvement along with success in the 4-H program.

Learn more on the Ontario Holsteins website.