TRURO – Two Colchester County 4-H members were among 14 youth from across the province to win scholarships through the Chrysler Foundation.
Emily Prescott and Ella Porter were each named as recipients of $1,000 Ram Truck scholarships. In total, 100 4-H members from across the country are sharing in a total of $100,000 worth of scholarships, to represent 100 years of 4-H activity in Canada.
“4-H Canada is very fortunate that The Chrysler Foundation understands the importance of building strong, young leaders,” said Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada. “We are very proud of our reputation as a leading positive youth development organization in Canada.”
The bursaries are to help the members pursue their post-secondary education in September.
Nearly 200 4-H youth from across Canada applied for the Ram Canada scholarships by submitting 500-word essays and reference letters.
“These scholarships, which are based on merit, academic records, leadership, and involvement in the agricultural community, will go a long way to help deserving young people throughout the country further their education,” said Reid Bigland, president and CEO of Chrysler Canada. The Ram Brand declared 2013 the “Year of the Farmer”, during the Super Bowl last February, as part of a year-long initiative to bring national attention to the significance of farmers.