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4-H Canada announces 2020 John Deere Canada scholarship

September 18, 2020  By 4-H Canada

4-H Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship.

Twelve 4-H members from across Canada will receive $1,000 toward their post-secondary education in a degree, certificate, or trade-based program for the upcoming academic year, thanks to John Deere Canada.

“At 4-H, we’re building global citizens with the passion and skills to create sustainable change, and we are proud to partner with John Deere Canada to further propel our youth in achieving their goals,” said Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada. “We congratulate the 2020 recipients and know that their 4-H background will help them navigate their educational and career pursuits in these challenging times with confidence, leadership and resiliency.”


Together, 4-H Canada and John Deere Canada are committed to providing youth with tools and guidance to lay the foundation for a life-long love of learning. Our ongoing partnership continues to focus on the 4-H spirit of leadership, responsibility and a deep sense of community.

“At John Deere Canada, we are so excited to partner with 4-H Canada and provide these 12 outstanding individuals each a scholarship to pursue their post-secondary ambitions,” said Charlene Petrie, marketing promotions advisor for John Deere Canada. “The selected recipients proved through their applications that they are the future of business and community leaders, and we couldn’t be more excited about helping to fund some of their education costs this fall. The future is bright, even in these difficult times. Congratulations to all of these individuals!”

The 2020 John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship recipients are as follows:

Recipient Province Area of Study Institution
Amanda McGillivray BC Bachelor of Arts, Psychology University of Victoria
Kaylie Krys AB Bachelor of Science, Agriculture University of Saskatchewan
Julie Sharp AB Bachelor of Science, Agriculture University of Saskatchewan
Morgan Lehman SK Bachelor of Science, Agriculture University of Saskatchewan
Oksana Iwanchysko MB Bachelor of Science, Agriculture University of Manitoba
Maggie-Jo Hickson ON Bachelor of Science, Agriculture University of Guelph
Matthew Sterling ON Mechanical Engineering Technology – Robotics and Automation Conestoga College
Ryley Keenan QC Health Science Champlain Regional College
Brianna Forbes NB Bachelor of Science University of New Brunswick
Morgan Hussey NS Bachelor of Business Administration Crandall University
Kirsten Kouwenberg PEI Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Dalhousie University
Kate Pelley NL Bachelor of Arts Memorial University

For more information on the John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship, visit


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