Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announce the Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship

News release

December 9, 2020 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship Program.

The scholarship encourages constructive conversations about where our food comes from and how everyone along the value-chain, from the field to table, shares a role in communicating about food production. This year’s theme is ‘transparency.’ Applicants of the scholarship are encouraged to explore what transparency is and how it is connected to the public’s perception of modern agriculture.

Students are invited to submit a creative three-minute video or 1,000-word essay discussing transparency in agriculture. Scholarships will be awarded to students in Grade 12 and/or recent graduates entering agriculture-related post-secondary studies in 2021. One winning scholarship of $4,000 and three runner-up scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded. This award is funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year $388 million investment in strategic initiatives by the federal and provincial governments.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2021.

Quotes

"Young people are key to the continued growth and prosperity of Canada’s agricultural sector. This scholarship program will give young leaders the help they need to pursue their studies and embark on a rewarding career in the sector.”

- The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

“The Agriculture Student Scholarship Program is an opportunity for our province’s youth to help tell industry’s story. By encouraging the best and brightest young minds to pursue a career in agriculture, we are helping to ensure the future success of this important sector.”

- David Marit, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister

“The scholarship has offered me so much. By helping to fund my education, I am able to learn all about agriculture, meet new people and spark an even greater passion for the field.”

- Mackenzie Van Damme, winner of the 2020 scholarship

Quick facts

  • The five-year, $3-billion Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) includes $2 billion for cost-shared strategic initiatives delivered by the provinces and territories and $1 billion for federal programs and services.

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Contacts

Jean-Sébastien Comeau
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
jean-sebastien.comeau@canada.ca
343-549-2326

Media Relations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
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Charlotte McGraw
Saskatchewan Agriculture
Regina, Saskatchewan
Charlotte.McGraw@gov.sk.ca
306-787-4031

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