Applications now open for the 2024 Agriculture Student Scholarship in Saskatchewan

News release

October 11, 2023 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Today, the Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Agriculture Student Scholarship Program. The scholarship amounts have increased this year to $6,000 for the top recipient, as well as 3 runner-up scholarships of $3,000 each.

This year's theme is farming and environmental sustainability. Applicants of the scholarship are encouraged to explore the idea of environmental sustainability within farming and the importance of public perception on modern farming practices. The scholarship encourages conversations about where our food comes from and how everyone along the value chain shares a role in communicating about food production.

Students are invited to submit a creative 3-minute video or 1,000-word essay discussing farming and the environment. Scholarships will be awarded to Saskatchewan students in Grade 12 and/or recent high school/GED graduates entering agriculture-related post-secondary studies in fall 2024.


"Jobs in agriculture and agri-food can include positions on farms, in processing, in research and much more. I encourage students and young people across Canada to consider careers in these rewarding fields to help feed your future, Canada and the world."

- The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

"This scholarship is an investment into the future of the agriculture industry. By empowering agriculture education, we are cultivating a generation of innovators, stewards of the land and champions of sustainability who will nourish both our fields and our world for generations to come."

- David Marit, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister

"I am beyond grateful that this scholarship is allowing me to turn my passion into my career."

- Caitlyn Spratt, 2023 Agriculture Student Scholarship grand prize winner

Quick facts

  • The deadline for applications is March 1, 2024.

  • This award is funded through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a 5-year, $3.5 billion investment by Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments that supports Canada's agri-food and agri-products sectors. This includes $1 billion in federal programs and activities and a $2.5 billion commitment cost-shared 60% federally and 40% provincially/territorially for programs designed and delivered by provinces and territories.

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