Amanda St-Denis, President of the Lachute 4-H Club, has been announced as the Quebec recipient of a 2021 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship.
TD Bank Group has provided $30,000 in scholarship funds for 2021 through 4-H Canada, with a total of 12 4-H members from across Canada selected to receive $2,500 toward their post-secondary education in agriculture, agricultural science, or agricultural business this coming fall.
St-Denis, who will be entering her first year in the Business Agriculture program at Algonquin College, was named as the Quebec region scholarship winner in an announcement made by 4-H Canada on August 24. The 17-year old, who lives in Saint-André-d’Argenteuil, is the daughter of Lynn McQuat and Mike St-Denis.
“It’s an amazing opportunity,” St-Denis said, when contacted by The Review last weekend. “It’s nice to know that it is appreciated when you do different things to support your club.”
St-Denis has been involved with the Lachute 4-H Club for the past 10 years and says the experiences she has received through 4-H have been literally life-changing.
“I’ve met a lot of friends and travelled a lot,” said St-Denis, who spent a week in Saskatchewan in 2017 as part of the 4-H club-to-club exchange.
The Lachute Club has continued to be active during the COVID-19 pandemic, working with representatives from clubs across Canada through online Zoom meetings.
St-Denis said she will use the scholarship to further her studies in the field of agriculture and the funds will go a long way to helping her with the expenses of her first year of study in Algonquin College’s Business Agriculture program.
“Our ever-changing world has taught us that food security is more important now than ever, and we are proud to partner with TD in supporting youth who are pursuing post-secondary education in the field of agriculture,” said Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada. “We congratulate the 2021 scholarship recipients and wish them all the best in their educational and career pursuits.”
4-H Canada is committed to promoting positive youth development and providing youth with tools and guidance to lay the foundation for a life-long love of learning in the field of agriculture.
“TD is proud to support 4-H Canada advance its mission to develop future leaders in agriculture,” said Alec Morley, Senior Vice President, Agriculture Services, Business Banking. “We wish this year’s scholarship recipients success as they pursue a career in an industry we are all reliant upon.”
The 2021 TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship recipients are as follows:
|Recipient||Province||Area of Study||Institution|
|Jalen Thurgood||BC||Bachelor of Science||University of British Columbia|
|Jenna Simpson||AB||Bachelor of Science,
|University of Alberta|
|Grace Christensen||SK||Animal Science Technology||Lakeland College|
|Halee Piasta||MB||Bachelor of Science||University of Manitoba|
|Emily Robb||MB||Bachelor of Science, Agroecology||University of Manitoba|
|Kyla Lewis||ON||Bachelor of Science,
|University of Guelph|
|Ashley Miller||ON||Bachelor of Science,
|University of Guelph|
|Kayleigh Brewer||NB||Bachelor of Science,
Agriculture, Animal Science
|Sara Sherman-Henderson||NS||Bachelor of Science,
Agriculture, Environmental Science
Technology Business Management, Dairy Farming
For more information on the TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarship, visit 4-h-canada.ca/scholarships.