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 food-related programs, including fields of study such as nutrition or the culinary arts. Up to 25 of a total of 65 scholarships will be offered to students from non-farm backgrounds.
Applicants must submit an essay outlining their role in the future of sustainable agriculture and food production. They must also have a farmer or food professional provide a reference letter. For more info and an application form, go to www.monsanto.ca.
All applications must be postmarked not later than June 15, and winners will be announced in September. More than $1.8 million in scholarships have been awarded since the program was launched in 1991.