Saskatchewan’s agriculture and agri-food industry offers numerous career opportunities – from production, research, processing, manufacturing, to finance and everything in between. In fact, the industry accounts for about 50,000 jobs across the province.
For students who want to tell the exciting story of agriculture, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture offers the Agriculture Student Scholarship. The winning scholarship is valued at $6,000 and the three runner-up scholarships are valued at $3,000 each.
How to Apply
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a Grade 12 student or recent high school/GED graduate (within the past two school years) residing in Saskatchewan who is planning to take agriculture-related post-secondary education beginning in the fall of 2024. Post-secondary schools do not have to be located in Saskatchewan and may be any accredited post-secondary institution in Canada. Applications from those who self-declare as Indigenous, persons with disabilities and visible minority persons are encouraged.
Note: Ministry of Agriculture and Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation employees and their immediate family members are not eligible.
Applicants must complete the Application Form and:
- Produce a creative three-minute video or 1,000-word essay (criteria on the website);
- Provide a letter of conditional acceptance to a post-secondary institution; and
- Provide a letter of recommendation from either a teacher/professor, agriculture industry leader or community leader.
Videos and written submissions will be judged by a review committee based on alignment with the theme provided, development of ideas, structure and clarity, creativity and quality, and professionalism. Leadership qualities and school/community involvement in your letters of recommendation will also be taken into consideration. Please note videos longer than the four-minute maximum will not be considered.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 2024. Recipients will need to submit their Official Confirmation of Enrollment, as issued by their post-secondary institution, prior to receiving the scholarship funds.
The Ministry of Agriculture reserves the right to publish or promote all submissions as deemed appropriate.
Bryce Lewans, Public Trust Specialist