Agriculture Scholarship Program now accepting applications
Students wishing to submit an application for the 2019 Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship program can now apply.
“Our government is proud to support a strong participation of young Canadians in the agriculture and food industry which is essential to the future and growth of our sector,” said Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. “Through scholarships like these, we’re giving students the knowledge, skills and tools they need to succeed in an industry that’s growing our economy and creating well-paying jobs.” The scholarship is funded through the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, a five-year, $388 million investment in strategic initiatives for Saskatchewan agriculture by the federal and provincial governments. “Agriculture is a major employer and economic driver in our province and there are many exciting career opportunities to pursue,” Agriculture Minister David Marit said. “The scholar- ship program is all about encouraging youth interested in agriculture to take an active role in shaping the industry.” Students interested in applying for the scholarship must submit a creative three-minute video or a 1,000-word essay based on topics surrounding their food story.
“This scholarship provides a great opportunity to show your passion for agriculture,” winner of the 2018 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship Emma Hinz said. “It has allowed me to further my education and develop a deeper connection to the agriculture industry by sharing my voice.”
One winning scholarship of $4,000 and three runner-up scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to students in Grade 12 and/or recent graduates entering agriculture-related post-secondary studies in 2019.
The application deadline is March 1, 2019.
For more information on the Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship and to view last year’s winners, visit www. saskatchewan.ca/ag- scholarship.