A new Manitoba 4-H scholarship program has been established using money from a $1 million endowment fund that the provincial government announced last fall.
Created in conjunction with the Brandon Area Community Foundation, the fund will set up four scholarships named in honour of four long-standing 4-H leaders:
- Fleurette Geirnaert, Mariapolis-Baldur 4-H Club, 48 years of service, $12,500 scholarship
- Rona Kamfoly, Ethelbert 4-H Club, 47 years of service, $10,000 scholarship
- Rose Taylor, Rorketon 4-H Variety Club, 45 years of service, $10,000 scholarship
- Margaret Buydens, Bruxelles 4-H Crew , 44 years of service, $10,000 scholarship
“I am very excited and honored to be part of launching this prestigious scholarship program,” said Candace Tolton, president of the Manitoba 4-H Council.
“I feel this scholarship will give 4-H members across our province a boost in achieving their academic goals. I truly believe today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders.”
Applications for the 2021 4-H Manitoba Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship closed last month and recipients have yet to be announced.