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McDonald’s Canada and 4-H launch national scholarship program

December 21, 2022  By Fruit & Vegetable

On Dec. 19, McDonald’s Canada and 4-H Canada announced the launch of the National Youth Scholarship program as a part of the next iteration of a longstanding relationship between the two organizations. As part of this partnership, sixteen scholarships totaling $80,000 will be awarded over two years to senior youth leaders across Canada, aimed at advancing important work in sustainability and educational pursuits in agriculture.

“Through the generosity of McDonald’s Canada, we have an opportunity to empower youth leaders in achieving their educational goals,” said Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada CEO. “This partnership ensures youth are given meaningful support to pursue studies to build a sustainable future, and explore subject matter important to them as global citizens.”

4-H Canada empowers youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders that affect positive change in the world around them.  The leadership development pillars of 4-H Canada – sustainable agriculture and food security, science and technology, the environment and healthy living, and community engagement and communications – are all areas that are incredibly relevant and important to the current generation of youth, and which align with the concerns of Canada’s government, the global community and McDonald’s Canada.


“McDonald’s Canada wouldn’t be who we are today without Canadian farmers, ranchers and growers” said Gemma Pryor, Canada Impact Team senior director, McDonald’s Canada. “This new National Youth Scholarship program in partnership with 4-H Canada will help advance educational pursuits in agriculture across Canada and help support the next generation of Canadian farmers.”

The scholarships will be awarded in 2023 and 2024. During this time, the partnership will also see McDonald’s Canada joining the 4-H Canada Leadership Awards as a supporting sponsor.

The 4-H Canada website will be updated when scholarship applications open in 2023.

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