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4-H Canada awards CIBC post-secondary scholarships

January 14, 2013, Ottawa, ON – The Canadian 4-H Council announced today the three recipients of the 2013/2014 CIBC 4-H Secondary Education Scholarships. These deserving 4-H members will receive $2,500 a year for the next 2 years towards their post-secondary education. The funding for these scholarships was made possible by CIBC’s commitment of $30,000 to support post-secondary education of 4-H students.
 
“We are very pleased to be offering these scholarships with the help and support of CIBC,” said Rob Black, president of the Canadian 4-H Council. “This scholarship program helps 4-H youth further their studies, and ultimately become leaders in the agricultural industry.”
 
The following 4-H youth will receive the 2013/2014 CIBC 4-H Secondary Education Scholarships:
 
Amy Pizzey, Binscarth, Manitoba
Wyatt Johnston, Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec
Shandra MacMaster, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
 
“CIBC is committed to causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our communities.  With a community investment focus on kids, we are helping young people to achieve their potential,” said Steve Meston, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, CIBC.  “We are proud to support 4-H in their efforts to provide the skills and experiences needed by youth today to become our leaders of tomorrow in communities across the country,” added Meston.
 
The CIBC 4-H Secondary Education Scholarships are open to all active 4-H members in their last year of high school or CEGEP and who are at least 16 years of age. The recipients were selected based on their academic standing; a 500-word essay explaining what 4-H has done for them and what they hope to achieve through higher education; three reference letters from their community, school or 4-H; and their 4-H and community involvement. Previous scholarship recipients have gone on to study in the fields of veterinary medicine, engineering, agriculture and bio-chemistry.