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Scholarship season is a reminder to mark your calendars

Reading Time: < 1 minute With the return to school just around the corner, it’s the season of scholarship announcements — and a reminder that students planning to go to college or university a year from now should mark their calendars for when applications open again. For example, three Albertans (Catharina Brosinsky, Jessica Hadwin and Torann Mecham) are among the 15 […] Read more

New 4-H scholarship announced

New 4-H scholarship announced

Reading Time: < 1 minute The newly established Marilyn Sharp 4-H Scholarship will be available this fall for 4-H members from the West Central Region who are starting their post-secondary studies. Sharp has been involved with 4-H since she began working as a district home economist with Alberta Agriculture in 1964 and was the first woman elected president of Canadian […] Read more


Alberta student researchers win prestigious scholarships

Alberta student researchers win prestigious scholarships

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two Albertans are the recipients of the Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarships for 2020. Jessica Sperber, a PhD student in ruminant nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was awarded the $17,000 scholarship for PhD students. Her research focuses on feedlot sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions, utilizing biochar and measuring its impact on methane production when […] Read more

The Bayer scholarship is designed for students enrolled in an agriculture bachelor’s degree program at one of six universities.

Bayer scholarships now accepting applications

Application deadlines are April 30 and June 10

Reading Time: < 1 minute Applications for Bayer scholarships are now being accepted. There are two programs, and more than $125,000 in scholarships available to Canadian students. The Bayer Crop Science Scholarship for Future Leaders is designed for students enrolled in an agriculture bachelor’s degree program at one of six eligible Canadian agriculture universities (including the universities of Alberta, Lethbridge […] Read more


Courtney Taylor (right) is presented with her Leadership Excellence Award of Distinction by Stefanie Nagelschmitz, chair of Canadian 4-H Foundation.

Albertan wins $20,000 4-H scholarship

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta’s Courtney Taylor is one of four winners of 4-H Canada’s Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction. The $20,000 scholarship is awarded to students who “demonstrate 4-H values in the way they live their lives” and have become exceptional leaders through the program. Recipients are also paired with a mentor to help guide them in their […] Read more

Ag students can win $2,500 scholarship

Ag students can win $2,500 scholarship

Application deadline is April 30

Reading Time: < 1 minute A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to an Alberta ag student this spring thanks to the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation. The foundation gives out seven $2,500 Pathways to Agri-Food Scholarships awards each year to students entering or currently pursuing an agricultural or agri-food-related program at a Canadian college, university or technical institution. Applicants will be […] Read more


Ten youth receive $80,000 in scholarships

Ten youth receive $80,000 in scholarships

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 4-H Foundation of Alberta has awarded $80,000 to Alberta rural farm youth who must leave home to pursue a post-secondary education or trade. The awards, the largest monetary scholarships given out by 4-H Alberta come from Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship (which was created by Lillian and Edward Ness in honour of […] Read more

Bayer scholarships awarded to 13 Albertans

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thirteen Alberta students have been awarded $1,500 scholarships from the Bayer Fund through its Opportunity Scholarship Program. In all, 67 Canadian students pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture and food-related disciplines received scholarships based on their academic achievements and leadership in their schools and communities. Applicants had to be nominated by a farmer or food professional, […] Read more


4-H Foundation awards largest set of scholarships

4-H Foundation awards largest set of scholarships

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 4-H Foundation of Alberta has awarded the largest monetary scholarship in 4-H Alberta’s history — a total of $80,000 to 10 young rural Albertans. The Elmer and Ona Hansen Memorial Fund Scholarship assists farm youth who must leave home to pursue a post-secondary education or trade. The scholarship was established by Lillian and Edward […] Read more

New ag-scholarship for Lethbridge-area students

New ag-scholarship for Lethbridge-area students

Reading Time: < 1 minute A new $10,000 scholarship has been created for students in the Lethbridge area wanting to pursue studies in agriculture or a related field. Lethbridge Exhibition Park and the Rotary Club of Lethbridge East created the scholarship for “top agricultural students” who have completed at least three years of studies at a college or university. It is […] Read more