Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship Announced
The 2020 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from students entering an agriculture-related post-secondary program.
“Canada’s youth play a critical role in the continued growth and prosperity of the agriculture sector,” said federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. “Our government is proud to support initiatives such as the Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship that provide young student leaders with the boost they need to succeed in the agriculture sector.”
“Our industry offers unique and exciting opportunities for our province’s youth,” Agriculture Minister David Marit said. “Careers in agriculture are rewarding and challenging as we continue down a path of technological advancement and environmental sustainability.”
The scholarship encourages constructive conversations about where our food comes from and how everyone along the value-chain, from the field to table, shares a role in shaping food production.
“Agriculture is my passion,” winner of the 2019 scholarship Caylee Dorval said. “The scholarship was an opportunity to kick-start my career in the ag industry. I’m excited to continue my education and to learn more about agriculture and food production in Saskatchewan.”
Students are invited to submit a creative three-minute video or 1,000-word essay sharing their food story. 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 2020.
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2020. For more information on the Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship, visit www.Saskatchewan.ca/ag-scholarship.
This award is funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year $388 million investment in strategic initiatives by the federal and provincial governments.