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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

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


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