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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.


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New bursary opportunity!

Jack Pemberton Youth Development Bursary

Opens: July 15th 2014
Deadline: August 31st 2014

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 Newfoundland/Labrador, with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to attend the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Please download this PDF for eligibility requirements and more information:



National Scholarships

CIBC 4-H Post Secondary Scholarships
Deadline: NOW CLOSED

Through the generosity of CIBC, 8 - $1,000 scholarships are available 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.

Winners will be announced July 31, 2014.



John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship 
Deadline: NOW CLOSED  

Through the generosity of John Deere Canada, 15 - $1,000 scholarships are 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.


Winners will be announced July 31, 2014.


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
Deadline: submit to CYSA by September 30th, 2014

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



4-H Club Grants

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 were a total of 30 grants available, valued at $500 each.

Winners have been notified via email - thank you for your interest in this opportunity kindly made available by Farm Credit Canada.

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

​Past Scholarship Winners

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.