Dead­line for schol­ar­ship fast ap­proach­ing for agri­cul­tural stu­dents

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Prairies - BY HEATHER CAMERON

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.”

Those who are in­ter­ested in the schol­ar­ship and meet the cri­te­ria can ap­ply for the schol­ar­ship award at: "http://www.ex­hi­bi­tion­park.ca/ap­pli­ca­tion-for-agri­cul­tural-schol­ar­ship2019/"tion-for-agri­cul­tural-schol­ar­ship2019/"\n_blankhttp:// www.ex­hi­bi­tion­park.ca/ap­pli­ca­tion­for-agri­cul­tural-schol­ar­ship-2019/

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