Six agriculture scholarships offered for Grade 12 students

If you’re a Grade 12 student enrolling in an agricultural university or college in Canada this fall, there are six $2,500 scholarships up for grabs, courtesy of the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF).

Funded through donations from the Canadian agriculture industry, one scholarship will be awarded in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec, with one additional scholarship to be awarded in the rest of or all of Canada.

CABEF raises money through Best of CAMA (Canadian Agri-Marketing Association) live and silent auctions. More donations were made in cash, auction items, and donated advertising space to promote the CABEF scholarship application deadline and the announcement of the scholarship recipients

“We are proud to support the future of our agriculture industry by providing these scholarships,” said Rod Merryweather, chairman of the board for CABEF. “And I want to thank the many people, partners and companies within the Canadian agriculture industry for their generous support of CABEF to make these scholarships possible.”

Applicants will be assessed on a combination of their leadership attributes, academic standing, and essay response to the question “What do you consider to be the three main opportunities for the Canadian agriculture industry and which one inspires you the most?”

The 2018 scholarship application deadline is April 30, 2018. Application information can be found at cabef.org.

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