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Hansen Scholarship - $80,000 for rural high school students


I would like to introduce myself: my name is Karina Altvater and I work with 4-H Alberta. We are recognized as the greatest youth leadership organization in Alberta.

4-H Alberta inspires, educates, and develops outstanding rural and urban youth, future leaders, and engaged citizens. Supporting ambitious youth who pursue higher education through scholarships is a big part of 4-H Alberta’s commitment to youth.

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 2020:

• One scholarship: $20,000

• One scholarship: $15,000

• One scholarship: $10,000

• Seven (7) scholarships at $5,000 each

If you know of students living in rural areas who plan to leave home and pursue post-secondary education, I hope you will pass this information along so that they do not miss out on these exceptional scholarship opportunities.

How to apply/ eligibility:

  • 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.

We hope you can share this information with eligible students.

The application for the Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Scholarship is open May 1 – June 30, 2020 with the application available on the 4-H Alberta website:

For more info you can reach me at 403.899.7030 or

Many thanks,

Karina Altvater

Fund Development Coordinator

4-H Alberta | 4-H Foundation of Alberta

RR1, Site 7, Box 10

Westerose, AB, T0C 2V0

403-899-7030 (c)


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