Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart has announced the 2017 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship.
He says this years theme is “Our Food has a Story”, and is designed to get young people to think about the relationship between agriculture and the food they eat.
He says the scholarship program is an opportunity to identify young agricultural leaders to help build public trust in the farming industry.
Interested students can apply for the scholarship by submitting a three minute video or one thousand word essay based on topics around a food story.
A food story connects consumers to agriculture by talking about shared values-health and nutrition, affordability, food safety and sustainability.
One winning scholarship of four thousand dollars and three runner-up scholarships of two thousand dollars will be awarded to students in grade 12 and recent graduates entering agriculture-related post-secondary studies in 2017.
The application deadline is March 1st, 2017.
For more information on the Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship and to view last year’s winners, visit the scholarship page at www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/agribusiness-farmers-and-ranchers/thinkag/prepare-for-a-career-in-ag/scholarships.