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Grants / Scholarships / 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.


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FCC 4-H Club Fund!

Opens: September 29th, 2014

4-H Canada is proud to announce Farm Credit Canada has continued their support of 4-H Clubs with the "FCC 4-H Club Fund". This fund will allow clubs, districts and regions from across the country to apply for up to $500 to support a club project or activity. 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.

Please see the FCC 4-H Club Fund Guidelines (
en français) before beginning your application for more information about what projects and activities are eligible.

Recipients will be notified on an ongoing basis. 

Larry Milton Campbell Memorial 4-H Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2014

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 scholl or CEGEP who are planning to attend a Canadian university in Food Science, Meat Science or Animal Science, and has his/her roots in farming.

For more information on eligibility, please download this PDF. (
en français

National Volunteer Leader of the Year Award!

Opens: September 15th, 2014

Deadline: November 21st, 2014

4-H Canada is calling for nominations for the 2014 4-H National Volunteer Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by the Co-operators. This is an opportunity for 4-H members to show their appreciation for our outstanding leaders across the country. 

The selection of provincial winners and an overall National winner are based on three 4-H member references, club involvement, community involvement, length of involvement, and how much the members have learned and developed as a result of the leader`s efforts. 

All winners will be announced in January 2015. Provincial winners will receive a $100 prize, and the National winner will receive a $1000 prize and an all-expense paid trip to Ottawa, Ontario to attend the 4-H Canada Leadership Summit (Feb 12-15, 2015). 

New 4-H Club Grant opportunity!

Sears In Your Community™ 4-H Grant Program

4-H Canada is pleased to announce that Sears Canada has continued their support of the Sears In Your Community™ 4-H Grant Program. It supports club, district, regional and provincial organizations that provide programs that allow youth to become engaged, skilled, responsible leaders in a safe, inclusive and fun environment through the support of caring adults who help them learn to do by doing. Successful applicants will be eligible for awards of $500, $1,000 or $2,000 based on key questions that measure the impact and merit of their project.

New bursary opportunity!

Jack Pemberton Youth Development Bursary

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, in partnership with 4-H Canada, is pleased to offer the Jack Pemberton Youth Development Bursary to a senior 4-H member residing in an Atlantic province, with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to attend the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

National Scholarships


4-H AgriVenture Scholarship Opportunity 
Deadline: submit to your province by 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 for more information.

Please send your application to your provincial office.

Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture Competition

Jointly sponsored by Agricultre and Agri-Food Canada and 4-H Canada, the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture (CYSA) competition is held annually in November at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.
It is a fantastic opportunity to develop your public speaking skills and acts as a forum to express community concerns. 

For more information and to sign up, please visit


VICTORY® Hybrid Canola's "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

​Past Scholarship Winners

CIBC 4-H Post Secondary Scholarships

Through the generosity of CIBC, 8 - $1,000 scholarships were awarded across Canada to 4-H members in good standing who plan to pursue a post-secondary education in the field of engineering, arts, science, business or health in the Fall of 2014.

Congratulations to our 2014 recipients: 

Tyler Crowe -- Deloraine, Manitoba

Kyle Dodgson -- Sangudo, Alberta

Ashley Gilliland -- Delta, British Columbia

Lindsay MacCormick -- Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Jenny Mutch -- Earnscliffe, Prince Edward Island

Branden Nelson -- Salt Springs, Nova Scotia
Sarah Shaw -- Williamsburg, New Brunswick

Mandy Smith -- Nine Mile River, Nova Scotia


John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship         

Through the generosity of John Deere Canada, 15 - $1,000 scholarships were available across Canada to 4-H members in good standing who plan to pursue a post-secondary education at a Canadian college or university in the field of engineering, agricultural/mechanical trades, science, business or health in the Fall of 2014.


Congratulations to our 2014 recipients: 

Rebecca Marie Carlson -- Blackie, Alberta

Casey Morey -- Rochester, Alberta

Heidi Trenson -- Rimby, Alberta

Lisa Krista Jakobsen -- Calgary, Alberta

Kathleen Fryer -- Mission, British Columbia

Kendra Elliot -- Brandon, Manitoba

Tavia McKinnon -- Winnipeg, Manitoba

Naomi McKay -- Wileville, Nova Scotia

Jessica Whooten -- Truro, Nova Scotia

Nicole MacEachern -- West Bay, Nova Scotia

Brendan McDougall -- Smithville, Ontario

Emily Van Bommell -- Thamesford, Ontario

Mary Jane Malone -- St. Peters, Prince Edward Island

Mauranne Hébert -- Sainte-Hélène de Kamouraska, Quebec

Lianne Price -- St. Denis, Saskatchewan

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 thank you to The Chrysler Foundation for their generous support!

You can download a list of the scholarship winners here: 


Have fun exploring 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.

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