Syngenta Canada says it is boosting funding to its scholarship programs to compensate for a reduction in endowments during the recent economic downturn.
To help ensure universities are able to fulfil their scholarship commitments this year, Syngenta Canada has provided additional funding for the eight Syngenta Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year.
The University of Saskatchewan, University of Alberta, University of Manitoba, University of Guelph, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Université Laval and McGill University all received additional top-up funding of up to $50,000 each from Syngenta.
“Giving back to Canadian agriculture is so important to Syngenta and our employees that the decision to help universities fulfil their scholarship commitments by increasing our donations was an easy one to make,” Jay Bradshaw, president, Syngenta Canada said in a release. “Thanks to the hard work of our people we enjoyed a profitable year and are happy to share this success by giving back to Canadian universities and students and investing in a bright future for Canadian agriculture.”
Syngenta also offers the Foundation Acre and Horizon NG scholarships for undergraduate agricultural students, as well as numerous other awards and bursaries.