4-H Canada offers a variety of financial supports and opportunities each year. We are thankful for the corporate partnerships that allow these to exist for 4-H members, volunteer leaders and provincial 4-H offices.
Information on new 4-H Canada grants, scholarships and awards will be posted as they become available, so check back often!
Scholarships (Opening March 1, 2017)
4-H Canada would like to thank our generous partners: Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers, CIBC, John Deere Canada, TD Bank Group, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and CN for their commitment to supporting 4-H members as they pursue their post-secondary education.
The following scholarships will be available to current 4-H members who will attend school in September 2017.
The application period is March 1 to May 31, 2017. Winners will be notified in July.
Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers 4-H Scholarships
4-H Canada is proud to announce that through the generosity of the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers, two scholarships - each valued at $500 – are available to 4-H members planning to attend a Canadian university or college in September 2017 in an agriculture-based program, ideally with a focus on sheep related studies. Click here for the complete application guidelines.
CIBC 4-H Post-Secondary Education Scholarships
4-H Canada is proud to announce that through the generosity of CIBC, eight scholarships – each valued at $1,000 – are available to 4-H members from across Canada. Recipients must be planning to pursue post-secondary education in the field of agriculture, engineering, arts, science, business or health in September 2017. Click here for the complete application guidelines.
John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarships
4-H Canada is proud to announce that through the generosity of John Deere Canada, 15 scholarships – valued at $1,000 each – are available to 4-H members across Canada. Opportunities such as this help support 4-H members who will pursue a post-secondary education at a Canadian college or university in a degree, certificate or trade-based program in September 2017. Click here for the complete application guidelines.
TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarships
4-H Canada is proud to announce that through the generosity of TD, 12 - $2,500 scholarships will be available to 4-H members across Canada. These 4-H members must be planning to pursue a post-secondary education in agriculture, ag-science or agri-business in the fall of 2017. Click here for the complete application guidelines.
Weston Family 4-H Agricultural Scholarships
4-H Canada is proud to announce that through the generosity of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, full year tuition scholarships are available to 4-H members from across Canada who will be attending a Canadian university pursuing an agricultural-based degree in the fall of 2017. Successful applicants could be undergrads, graduate students or completing their post grad program. This year's guidelines will be available soon.
4-H Canada is proud to announce that CN is the sponsor of the 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction. The Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.) honours the accomplishments of four special 4-H senior youth members and showcases the outstanding accomplishments of 4-H members across Canada in the area of leadership excellence. Through the generosity of CN, four scholarships – with an overall value of $20,000 each over four years – are available to 4-H members who have demonstrated personal values, leadership and community involvement within one of 4-H’s Leadership Development Pillars. Click here for the complete application guidelines.
Growing Forward 2 4-H Canada Club Fund Program
Applications are now closed for the Growing Forward 2 4-H Canada Outreach Fund. The Growing Forward 2 4-H Canada Outreach Fund provides funds to support community-level initiatives that create outreach, awareness and capacity building within 4-H clubs across Canada. This may include club events, promotional activities and professional development opportunities for volunteer leaders.
The following expenses are eligible:
- display booths
- design and printing of promotional documents
- leader recruitment
- local leader training events
- professional development opportunities for volunteer leaders
FCC 4-H Club Fund
Applications for the FCC 4-H Club Fund are now closed and applicants have been notified if they are receiving funding. Please visit the FCC 4-H Club Fund page for more details.
4-H Rural Safety Fund with CN
Applications are now closed. Please visit 4-H Rural Safety Fund for more details.
Jack Pemberton Bursary
Jesse Thorne, a New Brunswick 4-H member for 10 years, was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Jack Pemberton Youth Development Bursary. Jesse and his mother will travel to Toronto, Ontario in November 2016 and attend the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. When asked about receiving the Bursary, Jesse said: “I am excited to have the opportunity to visit the Royal and gain knowledge and new ideas by talking to experts in the agriculture field.”
Senior 4-H members in their last year of high school from New Brunswick are eligible to apply for the Jack Pemberton Bursary. This bursary will cover travel expenses for the Jack Pemberton Bursary recipient and a parent/guardian attending the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in November 2016.
4-H National Volunteer Leader of the Year Award
Volunteer leaders truly are the lifeblood of the 4-H program. With their support and guidance, 4-H’ers are given outstanding experiences and skill development opportunities to be responsible, caring and contributing individuals who affect positive change in the world around them.
4-H members, show your appreciation and nominate YOUR leader for the National Volunteer Leader of the Year award! Applications for the 2017 National Volunteer Leader of the Year will open October 2016.
In addition to 4-H Canada-specific grants, scholarships and awards, there are many related organizations that offer funding opportunities for 4-H’ers.
Here are some of the current opportunities:
VICTORY® Hybrid Canola “Reaping Returns” Program
Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan 4-H clubs have the opportunity to earn up to $2,500 to fund a worthwhile community outreach project in the area of health and nutrition, the environment, or education.
A downloadable pdf with full instructions and an application form is available here.
Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition
Jointly sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and 4-H Canada, this engaging public speaking competition is held annually at the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair in Toronto, ON. This forum is an opportunity for youth to develop public speaking skills and to express their ideas and enthusiasm in support of the agriculture sector. To learn more, go to www.cysa-joca.ca.