The 2nd annual OAAS - Central Canada Exhibition Association Scholarship“ awarded to six Ontario students involved in their local agricultural societies

Stirling, ON (October 18, 2023) The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) is pleased to announce the awarding of the second annual OAAS - Central Canada Exhibition Scholarships, with an increase of six recipients for 2023.  Congratulations to Julie French (Albion Bolton), Emily Lennox (  ), Emma Oulette (Brigden), Reegan Sawyer (Glencoe),  Bella Todd (   ) and Jordan Wills (Dresden).

The OAAS - Central Canada Exhibition Association Scholarship was launched in 2022 and in partnership together, the OAAS and the Central Canada Exhibition Association (CCEA), created a scholarship program recognizing youth who have been actively involved in their home agricultural societies and fairs.

Sixteen (16) applications from nine (9) districts throughout Ontario were received for the inaugural year.  Evaluation criteria for the scholarship included local agricultural society, community and school involvement, letters of reference, proof of post secondary enrollment and an essay outlining “their future plans for contributing as a volunteer within their current or future community.”Scholarship winners w pictures page 001