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Deadline approaching for $1,500 scholarships

Application deadline is May 31

Grade 12 students heading off to college or university this fall to study agriculture or a food-related field are eligible to receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program. The program will award 65 scholarships to eligible students. Most will go to young people from farm families, but up to 25 scholarships […] Read more

Win $2,500 for a local charity or non-profit

Applications are now being accepted for Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities program. The program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 grant for their favourite charitable or not-for-profit group in their community. A total of two grants will be awarded in each of the country’s 33 grain-growing regions. Nine of […] Read more


Eighteen good causes championed by farmers receive grants

Thanks to the support of Canadian farmers, 66 rural-based charities and non-profits — including 18 in Alberta — have received a $2,500 grant from the Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities program. The six-year-old program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, gives grants to schools, libraries, historical societies, health and recreational facilities, rural daycares, senior clubs, 4-H groups, […] Read more

Alberta students win Monsanto Fund scholarships

Thirteen young Albertans are among the 65 students who have been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Monsanto Fund. The scholarships are for students entering their first year of agriculture or food-related studies at a Canadian university and college. Traditionally the Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program required applicants to be from a farm and entering […] Read more


Monsanto Fund offering $1,500 scholarships for ag or food studies

Applications for Monsanto Fund scholarships are now being accepted from Grade 12 students who are pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture or food studies. There are 65 scholarships, worth $1,500 each, available (with up to 25 per cent available to students from non-farm backgrounds). Students can now choose to pursue a post-secondary education in agriculture or […] Read more

Nominate a local charity for a $2,500 grant

Applications are now open for the Farmers Grow Communities program, which allows farmers to nominate their favourite local charity for a $2,500 grant. Over the last five years, the Monsanto Fund has given out nearly $1 million to more than 300 rural charities. Almost any non-profit organization based in rural Canada is eligible. Past winners […] Read more


Farmers help 18 Alberta groups win $2,500 grant

Eighteen Alberta charities and non-profits will receive $2,500 grants from the Monsanto Fund as part of the 2016 Canada’s Farmers Grow Communities program. Each non-profit was nominated by a local farmer who applied on behalf of their favourite cause. The program received more than 500 entries this year and 66 groups were chosen by a […] Read more

Monsanto Fund offering 65 scholarships

The Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from Grade 12 students — and this year applicants can be from non-farm backgrounds. The program has traditionally offered 65 entrance scholarships valued at $1,500 each to graduating Grade 12 students from farm families pursuing post-secondary studies in agriculture or agriculture-related fields. This year, eligible […] Read more


A dozen Albertans awarded $1,500 scholarships

The Monsanto Fund awarded 66 first-year scholarships this year

A dozen young Albertans have received $1,500 “opportunity scholarships” from the Monsanto Fund. In their application, each of these young people wrote about experience gained on their family farms, in community involvement, and in high school. “Agriculture has evolved from feeding your own family members to feeding your international family members,” Taylor Lassiter, whose family […] Read more