CN Rail has agreed to support 4-H Canada with 600 thousand dollars over four years for leadership scholarships.
The new agreement was announced at Agribition in Regina.
CN vice president Sean Finn says the scholarships will foster rural youth leadership and safety.
He adds the support is also a good way to improve relations between CN Rail and rural Canada.
The four year scholarships are 5 thousand dollar a year and will be offered 16 young people.
This is the second four year scholarship program funded by CN Rail, bringing the total 8 year commitment to 1.2 million dollars.