4-H Ontario

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FCC 4-H Club Fund

Deadline: October 31, 2016

4-H Canada and Farm Credit Canada are pleased to announce the FCC 4-H Club Fund for 2016/2017. These funds are available to all 4-H clubs, districts and regions across Canada. With the continued support of Farm Credit Canada, our goal is to help young Canadians “Learn To Do By Doing” in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. Funding Available $122,000 will be available in grants of up to $500 per club, district or region. Eligibility Applications must be from a registered Canadian 4-H club, district or region in good standing. For more information on the application process and eligibility criteria, please visit the "More Details" link below.

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Fundraise with the Merial BoxBack Program

Deadline: February 28, 2017

The Merial BoxBack program is an opportunity for clubs to raise funds. Members collect box labels from IVOMEC, animal lice control, and EPRINEX Pour-On, parasite control, and send them to Merial. For every label returned to Merial, clubs receive $10.

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Journey 2050 Social Activation Grant

Deadline: December 16, 2016

Journey 2050 Social Activation Grant for 4-H Volunteers and Associations. 4-H Ontario is dedicated to supporting local initiatives across the province. This year, 4-H Ontario has been the recipient of funding from the Journey 2050 Social Activation Fund for the purpose of supporting local events that bring awareness to agricultural sustainability. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Please complete the application below to be considered.

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OMIA/FMRP Grant Application Program

Deadline: November 25, 2016

4-H Ontario is grateful and appreciative of the annual sponsorship funding we receive from OMIA/FMRP. In order to receive this grant, OMIA/FMRP requires 4-H Ontario to report how the funds are being spent. Please complete the application below for your $250 association grant to be considered. Deadline to submit this application and return to the 4-H Ontario office is Friday, November 25, 2016.

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SeCan Grow a Leader

Deadline: September 5, 2016

Take a selfie (or have your picture taken) in a soybean field beside a Grow a Leader sign or a SeCan variety field sign. Post it on Twitter between August 26 and September 5, 2016 and you could earn $25 for your 4-H club!

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2016 Future of Dairy Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Lely North America (Lely NA) is proud to announce the new 2016 Future of Dairy Scholarship Program that will be awarded annually. Five qualified students residing in Canada will be awarded a one-year, $1,000 scholarship. Students must be at least 18 years old and currently enrolled at an accredited junior college, college, university, or graduate school. The student must also be registered in a program that can equip them to contribute to the dairy industry and be current or previous members of the 4-H.

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4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction

Deadline: May 31, 2017

The Leadership Excellent 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. The awards recognize outstanding 4-H members who epitomize 4-H youth empowerment. L.E.A.D. looks to acknowledge and honour confident, accomplished 4-H’ers who have gained critical life skills through their 4-H experience. Award winners will also demonstrate how they positively impact their community through their 4-H experience. Four national Youth L.E.A.D. Award Winners will be selected. Each will receive a $20,000 scholarship for higher education ($5,000 annually for four years) and an all-expenses paid trip to attend the 4-H Canada Members Forum. Winners will also be paired with a mentor in the field in which they were selected and will subsequently receive a reference letter from their mentor. Recipients will also have the opportunity to be featured as a 4-H Youth L.E.A.D. Spokesperson. Interested members should apply directly to 4-H Canada via apply.4-h-canada.ca.

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Angelo and Frank Agro Undergraduate Scholarships

Deadline: April 15, 2017

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: October 1, 2017

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, 2017

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: June 30, 2017

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. The award is made eligible to any 4-H Ontario member who is in good standing, paid their membership fee the year the award will be given and is enrolled in at least one club at the time of the application. The youth must also have been a 4-H member in the previous year and have completed at least one club that year.

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GROWMARK, Inc. 2016 Essay Contest

Deadline: May 17, 2017

An essay contest conducted by GROWMARK, Inc. for high school 4-H members in Ontario. Applicants must write a 500 word essay on the annual theme, which for 2017 is “What value do co-operatives provide to today's farmers?”. One provincial winner will receive a $500 scholarship and the 4-H Association of the provincial winner will receive a $300 award. Each of four runners-up will each receive a $125 scholarship.

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Henrike Foerster Memorial 4-H Entrance Scholarship

Deadline: October 6, 2017

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 1, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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 2017. 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 14, 2017

$750 is 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 14, 2017

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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