Saskatchewan announces ag scholarship program
October 11, 2017 1:49 pm
Today, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced the 2018 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship program.
“This year’s scholarship theme, ‘Our Food has a Story’, encourages young people to have a conversation about the relationship between agriculture and the food they eat,” Stewart said. “The scholarship program identifies young agricultural leaders to help build public trust in our industry.”
A food story connects consumers to agriculture by talking about shared values – health and nutrition, affordability, food safety, and sustainability.
Interested students can apply for the scholarship by submitting a creative three minute video or a 1,000-word essay based on topics surrounding their food story.
“This scholarship has given me the opportunity to educate myself so that as an agvocate I can better address some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding agriculture,” 2017 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship winner Amanda Mitchell said.
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 2018.
The application deadline is March 1, 2018.
For more information on the Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship and to view last year’s winners, visit www.Saskatchewan.ca and search for "agriculture scholarship”.