November 1st, 2020

Entries open for agricultural scholarships


By Kuhl, Nick on November 18, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

Applications can now be sent to try for one of two 2020 Agricultural Scholarships.

Starting today, those interested can apply at exhibitionpark.ca and rotarylethbridgeeast.ca

Exhibition Park and the Rotary Club of Lethbridge East recently announced details for a second year of the Agricultural Scholarship Award program, designed to further recognize the importance of agriculture in the community by supporting two top students in their pursuit of an agricultural career.

In 2020, they have expanded the competition to have two top agricultural student winners — each for $10,000.

Applicants for the 2020 Agricultural Scholarship Awards must be legal residents of Lethbridge County, County of Taber, County of Warner, County of Forty Mile, County of Cardston, County of Pincher Creek, County of Ranchlands, County of Willow Creek, County of Vulcan, Blood First Nation, Piikani First Nation, Municipality of Crowsnest Pass or the city of Lethbridge.

The scholarships will be presented to students who have completed at least three years of college or university at a recognized institution. Plus, the students must have demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership qualities in an agriculture-related field.

The 2020 Awards Dinner Presentation will be at Exhibition Park’s Heritage Hall during the week of Ag Expo on Feb. 27. It will feature keynote speaker Robert Saik presenting “Encouraging Youth to have a Future in Agriculture” about his 40 years of experience as a professional agrologist, entrepreneur and international consultant.

Final selection of the two 2020 winners will be based on a formal interview with a Rotary Scholarship Committee.

Tickets for the dinner and awards are available online starting today.

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