Agri­cul­ture Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram now ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions

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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.

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