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The Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all Alberta rural farm youth and designed to help rural farm youth who must leave home to pursue a post-secondary education or trade. The application opens May 1, 2024.

The following scholarship amounts will be awarded in 2024:

  • One scholarship: $20,000
  • One scholarship: $15,000
  • One scholarship: $10,000
  • Seven (7) scholarships at $5,000 each

Student Eligibility/How to apply:

  • 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.
  • Applicants must provide confirmation that they have or are currently living on a family farm as well as provide the farm’s legal land description.
  • Must have graduated from high school, have received their high school diploma, and be no older than 25 years of age. A copy of their high school transcript must be included with the application form.
  • Must need to leave home to pursue a post-secondary education or trade. Proof must be provided that the student is not living at home, i.e. through a rental or dorm receipt.
  • A photo of the applicant must be submitted with the application. The 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.
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