Saskatchewan's agriculture and agri-food industry is full of career opportunities - from production, research, and processing to manufacturing, finance and more. The agriculture industry accounts for over 50,000 jobs across the province, with this number continuing to grow.
The Agriculture Student Scholarship offers a grand prize of a $4,000 scholarship and three runner-up scholarships of $2,000 each to go towards agriculture-related post-secondary studies.
Eligible applicants must be:
- A Saskatchewan resident in Grade 12 or recent high school graduate (within the past two years); and
- Planning to take agriculture-related post-secondary education beginning in the fall of 2019.
Note: Ministry of Agriculture and Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation employees and their immediate family members are not eligible.
October is Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan, a time to celebrate agriculture and share our stories about food and farming. The theme for Agriculture Month is Our Food Has a Story. This theme presents an opportunity for everyone to tell stories of how food produced on the farm gets to the table, and to recognize the dedicated people it takes along the way to sustainably deliver healthy, affordable and safe products.
Applications to the 2019 Agriculture Student Scholarship should be based on the same theme, Our Food Has a Story, while also addressing one or all of the Agriculture Month key messages of affordability, food safety, health and nutrition and sustainability.
Applicants must complete the application form and:
- Produce a creative three-minute video or 1,000-word essay sharing their food story (criteria below).
- 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 themes 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.
The Ministry of Agriculture reserves the right to publish or promote all submissions as deemed appropriate. All personal information collected will not be used for any other purposes and will remain confidential.
The application deadline is March 1, 2019. Applicants have until April 1, 2019, to submit a copy of their letter of conditional acceptance into their specified college/program.
Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2019. Recipients will need to submit their Official Confirmation of Enrollment, as issued by their post-secondary institution, prior to receiving the scholarship funds.
Applications should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Videos can be submitted by including a YouTube link on the application form or by attaching a copy of the digital file.
Download application form - (English)
Download application form - (French)
Note: The application form can be printed and scanned or completed electronically.