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 Grant / Scholarship / Award Programs

 

4-H members and clubs are eligible for a variety of grants, scholarships and awards.
See below for a description of grants / scholarships / awards that are currently open for application.


If your 4-H club is looking to try a creative way to grow 4-H in your area, we have a grant for that!
Farm Credit Canada Club Support Grant
Generously supported by Farm Credit Canada, this grant is available to 4-H clubs requiring financial support for existing programs and activities. There are a total of 30 grants available, valued at $500 each.

The application deadline has now passed - thank you for your interest in this opportunity kindly made available by Farm Credit Canada.

Winners will be notified by March 31, 2014.




VICTORY Hybrid Canola "Reaping Returns" Program
VICTORY® Hybrid Canola's "Reaping Returns" Program is offering Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan 4-H Clubs the opportunity to earn up to $2,500 to fund a worthwhile community outreach project.
Visit the "Reaping Returns" website at https://www.victorycanola.com/promotions.shtml


There are national scholarship opportunities available for 4-H members:

Ram Canada 100 Scholarships for 100 years of 4-H Scholarships

In recognition of 4-H Canada’s 100th anniversary, the Chrysler Foundation offered 100 scholarships, valued at $1000 each, to 4-H members from across Canada who will be attending a Canadian college or university in September 2014.  Winners were selected based on confirmation of active membership, their essay and their reference letters. 

A big thanks to The Chrysler Foundation for their generous support. 

Here is a list of the 100 winners:
BC

Mathew Armes

Makenna Cyr

Sean Hope

Anna Rithaler

Kelly Saelman

Danica Severinski

Amy Stafford

Macgregor Tebbutt

Jaymie Thompson

AB

Cassidy Barnert

Paulina Chiacchia

Kaitlyn Davediuk

MacKenzie Henn

Erik Herde

Michelle Hoover

Kayla Marie Giles

Lee Morey

Brianna Rochelle Layden

Bailey Shandro

Samantha Stretch

Cathryn Thompson

Rylan Harney

SK

Brent Kobes

Kaylee Morris

Megan Turton

Emily Wiks

Bethany Wagstaff

Codie Yasieniuk

MB
Breanna Anderson

Jasmine Bajus

Taneisha Dumas

Krista Grieve

Fiona Jochum

Sheena Meggison

Jake Rawluk

Samantha Rimke

Hayley Schuddemat

Katelyn Stehr

ON

Collin Allardyce

Emily Ann Roberts

Ryan Baan

Adriana Bianco

Elizabeth Bruce

Dennis Catt

Jordan Desserre

Alex Dolson

Deanna Glasgow

Cassandra Gorrill

Tamara Hamilton

Jessica Lowes

Jessica Marie Wood

Karyn Marshall

Robert Matson

Marissa McIntosh

Myan Miller

Alex Mitchell

Derek Oliver

Katelyn O'Neil

Jolande Oudshoorn

Shaelyn Prins

Deanna Ringelberg

Julia Romagnoli

Kayla Scott

Laura Scott

Brooke Thompson

Pamela Vellenga

QC

Emily Enright

NB

Emma Allen

Lisa Haueisen

Laura Malenfant

Katie McCallum

Mollie Pickard

Paige Taylor

NS

Leah Cook

Connor Donald Morse

Allison Foster

Caleb Grant

Shelby MacLennan

Morgan O. McNeil

Janelle Pick

Ella Porter

Emily Prescott

Elizabeth Schofield

Emily Solway-Ferguson

Emery van de Wiel

Nichole van Dyk

Scott Withrow

PE

Bennett Crane

Arin Douglas

Katie Drummond

Joseph James Larsen

Alana Jewell

Abigail M. Sawyer

Jordan MacDonald

Rebecca MacSwain

Danielle Pollard

Kyle VanderKloet

Ella Wood

NL

Allyson Barnable

Michael Halleran


4-H AgriVenture Scholarship Opportunity (application deadline to your province is November 1, 2014)
Sponsored by AgriVenture Global and the International Agricultural Exchange Association (IAEA), 4-H Canada is pleased to announce a $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student nationally, to be used toward an AgriVenture travel and work program.

Applicants can choose a placement in Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Japan. To learn more and apply, refer to the documents listed below, and visit www.agriventure.com for more information.

Please send your application to your provincial office.


Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition
Jointly sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Canadian 4-H Council, the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition is held annually in November at the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair in Toronto. It’s an opportunity to develop your public speaking skills and a forum to express community concerns.


If you know a 4-H leader who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to 4-H, we have an award for that:
4-H National Volunteer Leader of the Year Award 2013
Sponsored by CIBC

Provincial winners and the National Volunteer Leader of the Year will be announced by the end of February.

 

Have a look around, and see the opportunities that are waiting for you in 4-H!

 

 


 

 

As part of its strong commitment to helping rural youth achieve their full potential, Agrium offers the Agrium 4-H Youth Leadership Initiative Program with a total of $50,000 available to eligible 4-H clubs, provinces, regions, districts and counties.

By helping senior 4-H members develop their leadership skills, Agrium then challenges 4-H members to enhance their local communities by actively participating and practicing their leadership skills.

The program targets the development of leadership skills that can be implemented throughout any 4-H jurisdiction in North America. Eligible project areas available for funding include youth asset building, career planning, communication skills training and organization leadership.

Common Grant Final Report Form
Grant Budgets Worksheet

2014/2015 applications are now being accepted by fax or email. Application deadline is October 23, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.

Application Form
Budget Worksheet 2014-2015

 

Growing Forward Business Development Opportunities Program

Partially funded with financial assistance from Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada through the Growing Forward Policy Framework, this program supports projects that reflect the philosophy and objectives of 4-H, and are concerned with one or more of the following categories:

  • Learning and development activities related to leadership, citizenship, and life skills, business skills, and technical skills
  • The design and development of workshops and other educational programs
  • The design, development, production and distribution of course and presentation materials
  • The design, development, production and distribution of magazines and marketing packages, supplies, certificates, awards and prize ribbons associated with eligible activities
  • Conduct surveys or other information collection techniques to aid in the conduct of needs analysis and the planning of future activities
  • Conferences and special events
  • Promotional activities

Sears in Your Community 4-H Club Grants Program

The Sears in Your Community 4-H Club Grants Program provides funding support to 4-H groups that provide after-school programs so youth can have fun while developing leadership skills, citizenship, and life skills in a positive and safe environment. The grant program is available for any 4-H club in Canada, and each club is eligible to receive up to $1,000.

The grant program supports five types of funding requests:

  • New programs
  • Enhancement of existing programs
  • Development of existing programs in a new location
  • Sustaining existing programs
  • Support for ongoing educational workshops related to projects (e.g. public speaking, showmanship, judging, animal care, grooming skills, etc.)

Applications for 2014 are now being accepted until October 23, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.