4-H Ontario

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FCC 4-H Club Fund

Deadline: June 30, 2015

A new funding program from Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will open on September 29, 2014. 4-H clubs, districts, and regions can apply to receive up to $500 toward a club initiative taking place before June 30, 2015. A total of $130,000 is available, so please share this information far and wide! Applications will be reviewed and processed with 30 days of their application submission. Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information on the application process and eligibility criteria, please visit http://apply.4-H-Canada.ca.

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Angelo and Frank Agro Undergraduate Scholarships

Deadline: April 13, 2016

For 4-H members attending post-secondary education. Seven awards of $7,000 ($1,750 annually for four years). Applicants must be full-time students entering semester one at the University of Guelph, who have a minimum 75% admission average, having completed at least 10 4-H projects. Applicants submit a point-form listing of their 4-H club activities and a reference letter from a 4-H club official. Scholarship recipients must maintain full time studies and a 70% program average each year for continuation of the award.

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Bertram and Hazel Stewart 4-H Dairy Youth Education Award & Bursary

Deadline: September 30, 2016

The Bertram and Hazel Stewart 4-H Dairy Youth Education Award & Bursary honours Bertram and the late Hazel Stewart’s deep commitment and passion toward agriculture, education and 4-H. Open to 4-H Ontario members who have been a Dairy Club member for at least three years. At application, prospective winners must be enrolled in grade 9, 10 or 11, with intent to pursue post-secondary education. Presented at the TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in the year it is granted, this bursary of $1,000 is payable upon successful completion of first year of post-secondary schooling.

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CIBC 4-H Post-Secondary Education Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2016

CIBC is the generous sponsor of eight scholarships - each valued at $1,000 each. Available to 4-H members in their last year of high school or CEGEP who plan to pursue a post-secondary education in the field of engineering, arts, science, business or health in September 2016. Members must apply directly to 4-H Canada: apply.4-h-canada.ca.

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Giles Hume 4-H Ontario Centennial Award

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Recognizing leadership and dedication to community betterment, and established in the summer of 2015 in honour of the 100 year anniversary of 4-H in Ontario, this award of $2,000 will be granted to a recipient to assist with their post-secondary education as recognition of excellence in 4-H and their home community.

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GROWMARK, Inc. 2016 Essay Contest

Deadline: May 15, 2016

An essay contest conducted by GROWMARK, Inc. for high school 4-H members in Ontario. Applicants must write a 500 word essay on the theme “What Can Young People Do To Ensure The Sustainability of Agriculture”. A provincial winner will receive a $500 scholarship and the 4-H Association of the provincial winner will receive a $300 award. Four runners-up will each receive a $125 scholarship.

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Henrike Foerster Memorial 4-H Entrance Scholarship

Deadline: October 7, 2016

A $500 scholarship for a first year student in the Associate Diploma in Veterinary Technology Program at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, who has demonstrated involvement in past and/or current 4-H activities in Ontario.

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Justin Parish Memorial Bursary

Deadline: October 3, 2016

This $500 bursary honours the spirit of Justin’s dream of one day 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 will support a 4-H Ontario Dairy Club Member in attending the RAWF in Toronto. The 4-H member must be attending the Classic Show for the first time as team member, fitter or herdsperson. The recipient will be chosen by a selection committee and notified by 4-H Ontario. PResentation of the bursary will take place in the show ring during the Classic Show at the 2015 RAWF.

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Larry Milton Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Canadian Meat Council and 4-H Canada are proud to sponsor 2 scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, for 4-H members in their last year of high school or CEGEP who are planning to attend a Canadian university in Food Science, Meat Science or Animal Science in September of 2017, and has his/her roots in farming. For this award, members must apply directly to 4-H Canada at apply.4-h-canada.ca.

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Weston Family 4-H Agricultural Scholarships

Deadline: May 31, 2016

The Weston Family 4-H Agricultural Scholarship program is offered to 4-H members who will be an undergraduate or postgraduate student in an agricultural based certificate, degree, or diploma program at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution in the fall of 2016. Successful applications receive one full year of tuition at their institution in the appropriate program. Applicants may re-apply each year to receive additional funding. Apply directly to 4-H Canada at apply.4-h-canada.ca.

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Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund - Lyle Martin High Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: June 15, 2016

Awarded to a student that has completed an application for the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund Scholarship and displays the most impressive application based on community, post-secondary, and agriculture involvement along with success in the 4-H program.

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Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund Scholarships

Deadline: June 15, 2016

Youth from all six dairy breeds are eligible for this award which is funded by the Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund and the Ontario Holstein Branch. Selection is primarily based upon the applicant's agricultural background. Key components are 4-H and Junior Farmer involvement, community activities and future goals. Eight scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded annually. Four are presented to students enrolled at a college or university, in a diploma program, while the other four are awarded to students completing a degree.

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