(Photo credit: Julie Sharp)
4-H Alberta is proud to announce that the newly-established Marilyn Sharp 4-H Scholarship will be offered for the first time this Fall to deserving Members entering post-secondary studies. The scholarship is made possible by generous donations from MEGlobal and Dow Canada, in recognition of Marilyn’s long-time volunteer contributions as a member of their Community Advisory Panel.
“MEGlobal is incredibly proud to participate in the establishment of the Marilyn Sharp 4-H Scholarship,” said Trish Thompson, MEGlobal Public Affairs Manager. “Marilyn has been one of the most dedicated members of the Prentiss Site Community Advisory Panel (CAP) for more than 25 years. Her insightful questions and suggestions on behalf of site neighbours and the region have made a big impact on how our companies operate and communicate with our stakeholders. She has always been a vocal advocate for education and agriculture, so this scholarship is a perfect way to recognize Marilyn for her service to the CAP and to the community.”
Offered as part of 4-H Alberta’s Provincial scholarship program, the $1,000.00 scholarship will be offered until 2025 and will be made available to 4-H Members from the West Central Region. The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, overall 4-H achievement and public speaking participation.
4-H Alberta is honoured to be able to facilitate this scholarship on behalf of MEGlobal and Dow Canada, in recognition of Marilyn’s contributions to 4-H and her community.
About Marilyn Sharp:
Marilyn Sharp (PHEc, BHE) has been involved with 4-H since the fall of 1964, when she began working as a District Home Economist with Alberta Agriculture. Sharp was the first woman elected President of Canadian Western Agribition and Chair of Agriculture and Food Council of Alberta and continues to mentor young women seeking similar positions. Sharp served with MEGlobal and Dow Canada as a Community Advisory Panel member for 25 years and in 2005 received the Alberta Centennial Medal for her service to the people of Alberta. Sharp continues to be actively involved in her community, even into retirement.
About MEGlobal Canada ULC:
MEGlobal Canada ULC, a subsidiary of EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), is a global leader in the manufacture and marketing of ethylene glycol (EG). Its Canadian operations employ more than 200 people in Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss, Alberta. MEGlobal embraces the principles of Responsible Care®, focusing on the safety of employees, neighbors, communities and the environment in every aspect of its operations. With a worldwide network, MEGlobal markets its products throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Visit www.meglobal.biz for more information.
About Dow Canada:
Dow Canada, a subsidiary of Dow, employs approximately 850 people in Canada. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Dow Canada has four manufacturing locations: Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss (Lacombe County) in Alberta and West Hill (Toronto) and St. Clair River (Corunna) in Ontario. Dow Canada’s Eastern Canada Regional Sales Centre is located in downtown Toronto. Dow produces polyethylene in Alberta. The St Clair River site modifies polyethylene and polypropylene. At the West Hill location, Dow manufactures water-based emulsions, which go into a variety of products, the biggest single application being latex paint. For more information, please visit www.dowcanada.com