Scholarship for Rural Youth

The 4-H Foundation of Alberta inspires, educates and develops outstanding rural and urban youth, future leaders and engaged citizens, and offers a wide range of clubs, programs and scholarships.

The Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Scholarship is designed to help rural farm youth who must leave home to pursue a post-secondary education or trade. The following scholarship amounts will be awarded in 2019:

  • First place: $20,000 scholarship
  • Second place: $15,000 scholarship
  • Third place: $10,000 scholarship
  • Fourth to tenth place: seven (7) scholarships at $5,000 each

How to apply/ eligibility:

  • Applications open May 1, 2019
  • Must be enrolled as a first-year student at an acknowledged post-secondary institution and not have previously started or completed a post-secondary program.
  • Must be an Alberta rural farm young person
  • Must have graduated from high school, have received his/ her high school diploma, and be no older than 25 years of age. Please attach a copy of your high school transcript to your application form.
  • Must need to leave home to pursue a post-secondary education or trade. Please provide proof that you are not living at home, i.e. through a rental or dorm receipt.
  • You must submit a photo with your application. Photo must be suitable for publication – a grad picture is ideal. Photocopies or proofs are not suitable. Quality scanned photos are acceptable.
  • 4-H experience is not mandatory to qualify for this award.

For more info Contact Nicole Kaczkowski at 403.899.7030 or or head to