Deadline for scholarship fast approaching for agricultural students
On Sept. 11, an announcement was also made about a $10,000 scholarship award being offered by the Lethbridge Exhibition Park and the Rotary Club of Lethbridge East for top agricultural students.
“The scholarship is to further recognize the importance of agriculture in our community by supporting a top student in their pursuit of an agricultural career,” Andrew Bronson of Lethbridge Rotary East said.
Applicants must have completed at least three years of college or university at a recognized institution and must demonstrate high academic achievement and leadership qualities in an agriculture-related field.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship award, applicants must also live in and be a legal resident of any of the following areas: County of Lethbridge, County of Taber, County of Warner, County of Forty Mile, County of Cardston, County of Pincher Creek, County of Ranchlands, County of Willow Creek, County of Vulcan, Blood (Kainai) First Nations, Piikani First Nation, Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, or the City of Lethbridge.
Students interested in the scholarship must apply before Jan. 15, 2019 and applications must include a cover letter that clearly outlines their academic achievements, community work, leadership abilities and agriculture-related aspirations.
Three letters of reference from their current post-secondary institution confirming the information from the applicant must also be included in the application.
The student also needs to provide a clear overview of the field of study they are pursuing to ensure it meets scholarship criteria.
“I'm excited,” Bronson said. “I have enjoyed a successful career in agriculture and I hope other can have great careers in the future.”
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