4-H scholarships open

The Chrysler Foundation has teamed up with 4-H Canada to sponsor 100 scholarships valued at $1,000 each for 4-H members across Canada.
4-H scholarships provide opportunities for Canadian youth to further their education and expand their knowledge in support of the agriculture industry.
Members also have opportunities to travel nationally and internationally on exchanges, participate in leadership conferences, and apply for additional grants and awards.
4-H Canada works with all provinces to create clubs in local communities and has an exceptional track record of developing confident Canadian leaders.
4-H youth from across Canada are eligible to apply for the scholarship if they meet the following criteria.
Applicants must be: 
•at least 16 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2013;
•a current 4-H member in good standing; and 
•in their final year of high school and have applied* to a field of study in the arts, science, or business of agriculture or currently enrolled in a post-secondary school and studying arts, science, or business of agriculture (applied means the student must show acceptance from a qualified, post-secondary institution by May 31, 2014).
Applicants also must submit a 500-word essay outlining “What does being a farmer mean to you?”, as well as a letter of reference from a 4-H club leader.
An online application form can be found at apply.4-h-canada.ca
The deadline is Jan. 15, 2014, with scholarship winners to be notified in March.
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A reminder the nomination deadline for the 2014 Volunteer Service Awards is Jan. 25.
Nominations received up to that date will be included in the 2014 award ceremony. Those received after that date will be held until 2015.
Volunteer Service Awards are given to people who volunteer their time to a single organization for a minimum of five-consecutive years (or two-consecutive years for youth).
This could be for coaching hockey or baseball, fundraising for a charity, hosting cultural events, or being on the executive or board of an organization.
The possibilities are endless as volunteers are involved in so many things!
You are encouraged to nominate volunteers for these awards. Those of you who have attended a ceremony know how significant they are to the recipients.
For nomination forms or more information, visit www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/citizenship/honours/vsa.shtml
In order to complete a nomination online, you will need the following information:
•name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail (if available) for the organization;
•contact person for the organization;
•year the organization was established;
•mandate of the organizations (keep it brief, even one sentence is suitable);
•name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail (if available) for all nominees; and
•years of service the nominee has provided to the organization.
All organizations and nominees will receive communication before May from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration with information and details regarding the Volunteer Service Award ceremony location in their area.

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