4‑H Ontario is pleased to announce that, with the generous sponsorship of the Walker Wood Foundation, a post‑secondary scholarship opportunity is available for 4‑H Ontario Ambassadors.
The 4‑H Ontario Ambassador Scholarship is available to current year 4‑H Ontario Ambassadors who are pursuing post‑secondary education to support their financial security while acknowledging the effort they exhibit in their role as a 4‑H Ontario Ambassador.
“This is an amazing opportunity to further support the young people involved as 4‑H Ontario Ambassadors who dedicate so much time and talent to sharing the 4‑H story across Ontario during their term,” says Marianne Fallis, 4‑H Ontario’s Senior Manager of Programming. “The support from the Walker Wood Foundation is greatly appreciated by 4‑H Ontario and the Ambassador team.”
“Walker Wood Foundation is delighted to assist some of the fine, hardworking, and dedicated members of the 4‑H Club with their post‑Secondary Education”, says Susan Wood, President, Walker Wood Foundation.
In 2021, Faith Emiry, 4‑H Ontario Ambassador from the Sudbury District 4‑H Association, was the recipient of the scholarship. The 2022 4‑H Ontario Ambassador Scholarship will be awarded to a 2021‑2022 4‑H Ontario Ambassador in February, 2022.
The 4‑H Ontario Ambassador program is Sponsored by FS and is 4‑H Ontario’s premiere leadership program where up to six youth are selected from the 6,000+ 4‑H Ontario participants across the Province as representatives for the organization for a term of one year, providing the opportunity to grow their public relations, leadership, and facilitation skills.
4‑H Ontario is a non‑profit organization that supports young people in becoming leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today 4‑H is available across the Province. 4‑H youth ages 6–21 and volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun, hands‑on activities and mentorship.
There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, professional development, resilience and more. 4‑H is passionate about preparing young people for the future and showing them that with the right skills and attitude, anything is possible.
The Walker Wood Foundation was established in 2006 by Neil C.W. Wood and his wife Susan following the sale of some of their corporate assets. The Walker Wood Foundation is dedicated to the funding of post‑secondary education to candidates who have a high academic standing, demonstrated leadership or similar qualities and who might have otherwise found it difficult to afford further education.
Both Susan and Neil have travelled extensively throughout Canada in an effort to determine where these funds can be most effectively awarded within the various diverse regions of the country. Neil’s father, a medical doctor in the U.K. who attended medical school on a Carnegie Scholarship, inspired Neil and Susan to establish the Walker Wood Foundation.
The Walker Wood Foundation currently gives awards to numerous universities and colleges across Canada.