Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart recently announced the launch of the third annual Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship.
“I am pleased to announce this scholarship to help encourage our youth to pursue careers in the agriculture industry,” Stewart said. “We have a strong, vibrant industry in Saskatchewan with many opportunities, creating a high demand for skilled, dedicated people.”
Ten scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to Saskatchewan youth. Students in Grade 12 and recent graduates entering agriculture-related post-secondary studies in 2013 are eligible to apply. Applicants are asked to produce a three-minute creative video or write a well researched 750-word essay describing why agriculture, today more than ever, is a vibrant, diverse industry. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2013. Winning submissions will be posted on the ministry website in the spring.
“There are an abundance of opportunities for our youth in agriculture, including farming and ranching, research, manufacturing, sales and agronomy, to name just a few,” Stewart said. “Having well-trained youth will be critical to the future of our province and help to ensure Saskatchewan continues to be a global leader in agriculture.”
For more information on the Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship, visit www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/scholarship.