Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit has announced the winners for this year’s Agriculture Student Scholarship Program. The top prize winner receives a $4,000 scholarship towards agriculture-related post-secondary studies, while three runners up receive a $2,000 scholarship.
This year’s grand prize winner is Caylee Dorval of Glaslyn. Dorval created a three-minute long video describing and showing her role on her family ranch and her pride in the beef they raise.
“This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for young people to voice their agricultural ideas,” she says. “It was an interesting scholarship to apply for since you can be creative while showing your passion for agriculture. I am very thankful for this scholarship as it will help me to further my education in Animal Science.”
Minister Marit says, “The 2019 scholarship winners’ submissions showed commitments to sustainable production, humane animal treatment and science-based decision making.”
“It is encouraging to see how passionate our youth are about building a career in agriculture. They are a great voice for our industry.”
Runners up were Madison McNeil of Alameda, Morgan Davey of Delisle, and Kaitlyn Sauser of Churchbridge.
According to a release, the Agriculture Student Scholarship Program identifies young people who are advocates for agriculture and leverages their passion and ability to tell the story of Saskatchewan agriculture.