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John Deere Canada celebrates 100 years of 4-H with scholarships

March 1, 2013, Ottawa, ON – The Canadian 4-H Council announced today that John Deere Canada is sponsoring a scholarship program for the 2013-2014 school year to mark its longstanding support of 4-H in Canada and to celebrate 4-H Canada's centennial anniversary.

John Deere Canada is matching funds with 11 John Deere dealers in seven provinces to award up to 12 $2,000 scholarships to 4-H members. To qualify for the program, applicants must be entering their first year of post-secondary education or currently be enrolled in an undergraduate program in the 2013-2014 school year, and must be a current member in good standing of 4-H Canada. Preference will be given to students majoring in agriculture, engineering, business or an agriculture technician program.

John Deere Canada dealers participating in the scholarship program include:

  • Agro Equipment, Alberta (head office in Calgary)
  • Deerland Equipment, Alberta (head office in Ft. Saskatchewan)
  • Enns Brothers Ltd., Manitoba (head office in Winnipeg)
  • Farm and Garden Centre, Saskatchewan (head office in Saskatoon)
  • Green Diamond Equipment, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (head office in Kentville, Nova Scotia)
  • Greenland Equipment Ltd. Manitoba (head office in Carman)
  • Greenvalley Equipment Inc., Manitoba (head office in Morden)
  • Huron Tractor Ltd., Ontario (head office in Exeter)
  • JayDee Ag Tech, Saskatchewan (head office in Swift Current)
  • Martin Deerline, Alberta (head office in Edmonton)
  • Premier Equipment Ltd. Ontario (head office in Elmira)

The John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarship Program is administered by the Canadian 4-H Council, which also will select the scholarship recipients. Scholarship applications and additional information can be found on the 4-H website at www.4-h-canada.ca. Applications will be accepted from March 1 to May 31, 2013, and up to 12 scholarships will be awarded, depending on dealer participation and number of qualified applicants.