Cambridge, May 8, 2017. The Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund is a registered charity that has invested over $800,000 in funding to various youth programs over its 23-year history. At its core, the Trust Fund is an organization created with gifts from generous individuals, industry partners and companies who are committed to the dairy industry.
The Trust Fund is honoured to receive a generous contribution from Edward Y. Morwick to fully fund the Scholarship program. These scholarships are available to students who have successfully completed at least one year of a university/college program and are enrolled in subsequent year(s). Each summer, the Trust Fund awards eight scholarships of $1,000 each to support students who have submitted an impressive application based on their community involvement, post-secondary achievements and agricultural pursuits, along with success in the 4-H program. Deadline for submission is June 15, 2017.
Edward Y. Morwick was born on a dairy farm in Jerseyville, Ontario. He bought his first Holstein calf when he was just eight years old and has owned Holsteins ever since. He was also a 4-H member for several years, an experience he found most rewarding. Originally enrolled at the University of Guelph with plans to become a journalist, he changed career paths after two years to become a lawyer and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1975. He practised law for 30 years serving many prominent Holstein breeders as some of his clients. Later on, he turned to property development and established Central Ontario Capital Corporation, a real estate, mortgage investment and venture capital firm.
Edward Y. “Ted” Morwick is a passionate supporter of the dairy industry and has written “The Chosen Breed”, the history of Holstein Cattle in Canada”, and “The Holstein History” about the breed’s development in the U.S. He also has a new book coming out this summer, which covers a variety of agricultural topics. Ted lives on the farm where he was born, still owns cattle and still works a 50-hour week.
The Ontario Dairy Youth Trust Fund is extremely pleased to receive such generous support to help develop our leaders of tomorrow.
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