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

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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

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.

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