Young Canadian agriculture student awarded scholarship
By 4-H Canada / AgriVenture
Feb. 10, 2014, Ottawa – 4-H Canada has announced Bridget Wilson as the recipient of the 2014 AgriVenture Global Scholarship program. Wilson, a fourth-year university student pursuing an agriculture degree in Animal Science, Genetics and Molecular Biology, will take part in a six-month program to rural New Zealand.
Originally from Whycocomagh, N.S., Wilson is currently enrolled at Dalhousie University. She will live and work on a dairy farm in New Zealand from October through April. The $3,000 scholarship will be applied towards the AgriVenture program fee.
"Although I have gained a lot of knowledge about agriculture through my schooling, I am in need of more practical, hands-on learning experiences," she says.
"The AgriVenture scholarship recognizes a 4-H member who is a leader in their club and community," said Allison Sarauer, AgriVenture program co-ordinator for Canada.
AgriVenture provides cultural and work experiences to young adults aged 18-30. Wilson had a choice of dairy, beef, sheep or crop placement opportunities in a variety of host countries including New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden and others.
Wilson was chosen by Nova Scotia 4-H as the provincial candidate for the scholarship and joined others from across Canada in the competition. Scholarship applicants between the ages of 18 and 30, with two years of 4-H experience, are welcome to apply to their 4-H provincial office by November 1.
Victoria Kyle, the 2013 national AgriVenture scholarship winner from Drumbo, Ont., worked for four months with sheep on the island of Gottland in Sweden. Please visit Victoria's blog for details of her Scandinavian experience: http://victorialkyle.blogspot.se/