Two local East Central Alberta students have secured a large sum of money from the largest monetary scholarships in 4-H provincially.
Carter Reed of Delia received $15,000 in scholarship funding while Koryn Duncan of Coronation received $5,000.
In September 2019, the Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship Selection Committee awarded a combined total of $80,000 to 10 rural farm youth in Alberta.
“Ten deserving youth were awarded scholarships that will help them pursue their career goals and empower them to soon make vital impacts in their communities,” said Leah Jones, Chief Executive Officer of the 4-H Foundation of Alberta.
Reed Jade Nelson of Stirling, Alta. won the highest amount at $20,000. Shelby DeSmet of Spirit River received the scholarship valued at $10,000.
Six other scholarships, valued at $5,000 each were given to Adele Beaudoin (Red Deer County), Bethany Clark (Bassano), Brookelyn Felske (Busby), Samantha Hutchings (Sturgeon County), Tiana Miller (Blackie) and Bryanne Peltzer (Duchess).
The Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship was established by Lillian and Edward Ness in honour and memory of Mrs. Lillian Ness’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer and Ona Hansen.
The scholarship is designed to help rural farm youth who must leave home to pursue a post-secondary education or trade.
The Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship will open its 2020 applications on May 1, 2020 and the application will be posted on the 4-H Alberta website: www.4h.ab.ca.