Do you have a passion for global food security?
Where: Des Moines, Iowa
When: October 14-17, 2020
Deadline to apply: April 25, 2020
Two students and their teachers or mentors will receive an all expense paid trip to represent our province at this event PLUS the opportunity to:
- connect with students from around the world
- explore pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts
- tour innovative industrial and research facilities
- engage with local leaders and experts on critical global food security challenges
- explore exciting ways to make a difference in your community and around the world
The two selected students will be required to research a global challenge and write a five-page essay under the supervision of their teacher or mentor.
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Take directly from the Government of Saskatchewan website: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculture-natural-resources-and-industry/agribusiness-farmers-and-ranchers/canadian-agricultural-partnership-cap/public-trust/agriculture-student-scholarship
Your future in agriculture is waiting.
The possibilities are endless, so dream big and thinkAG!
Benefits of applying
Saskatchewan’s agriculture and agri-food industry is bursting with career opportunities – from production, research, processing, manufacturing, to finance and everything in between. In fact, the industry accounts for more than 50,000 jobs across the province.
For students willing to speak up and tell the exciting story of agriculture, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture offers the Agriculture Student Scholarship. The winning scholarship is valued at $4,000 and the three runner-up scholarships are valued at $2,000 each.
We are looking for young people who plan to pursue an exciting career in the industry. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a Grade 12 student or recent high school graduate (within the past two years) residing in Saskatchewan who is planning to take agriculture-related post-secondary education beginning in the fall of 2020.
Note: Ministry of Agriculture and Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation employees and their immediate family members are not eligible.
How to apply
Applicants must complete the Application Form and:
- Produce a creative three-minute video or 1,000-word essay sharing their food story (criteria below);
- Provide a letter of conditional acceptance to a post-secondary institution; and
- Provide a letter of recommendation from either a teacher/professor, agriculture industry leader or community leader.
Download application form.
Note: The Application Form can be printed and scanned or completed electronically. To complete the form electronically, the most recent version of Adobe is required.
The application deadline is March 1, 2020, and applicants have until April 1, 2020, to submit a copy of their letter of conditional acceptance into their specified college/program. Applications should be submitted electronically to by email. Videos can be submitted by including a YouTube link on the application form or by attaching a copy of the digital file.
Application theme and criteria
Applications to the 2020 Agriculture Scholarship program should be based on the theme, Our Food Has a Story. Through the theme, applicants will have an opportunity to tell stories of how food produced on the farm gets to the table, and to recognize the dedicated people it takes along the way to sustainability deliver healthy, affordable and safe products. Submissions should focus on one or more of the following topics: affordability, food safety, health and nutrition, and/or sustainability.
Everyone has a personal connection with food, and we want to hear about yours! Some examples of food stories include: an explanation on how agriculture has benefited your community, how your family farm has adopted technologies to protect your livestock and the environment, or, it could be about what you do to advocate for agriculture and help others understand where their food comes from.
When developing your essay or video, consider the following questions:
- How has your experience on a farm, ranch, or in an agricultural food business guided your food story?
- How has your school, community, family, and/or friends have been impacted by agriculture.
- What do you hope to learn during your post-secondary education that will further shape your food story?
- How could you use your food story to promote Saskatchewan producers or processors (within the agriculture/ food sectors)?
Note: These questions are meant as a guide, and you are not required to address each of them directly in your application.
Still not sure where to start? Check out these links for some great ideas.
Videos and written submissions will be judged by a review committee based on: alignment with the themes provided, development of ideas, structure and clarity, creativity and quality, and professionalism. Leadership qualities and school/community involvement in your letters of recommendation will also be taken into consideration.
The Ministry of Agriculture reserves the right to publish or promote all submissions as deemed appropriate. Any personal information collected will not be used for any other purposes and will remain confidential.
Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2020. Recipients will need to submit their Official Confirmation of Enrollment, as issued by their post-secondary institution, prior to receiving the scholarship funds.
Students get to spend a half a day experience hands-on activities and learning bout a specific program, admission requirements and application processes.
Students who would like to learn more about dual credits, taking university classes in their grade 12, ag service technician 20, Introduction to Business online – please see Ms. Lapointe for more information.
Government of Saskatchewan – Dual Credits
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The RCMP Depot Youth Camp is for students aged 16-19 (currently in Grade 11 or 12). The application deadline is March 2, 20. 2020. It is an amazing opportunity for students who are interested in a career in law enforcement!
Students selected for the RCMP Youth Camp form a co-ed group that is reflective of a typical RMCP cadet troop. By the end of the week-long camp, the group will develop a good understanding of the career possibilities offered by the RCMP. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Depot prior to submitting an RCMP application.
About the program:
Student selection will be based on academic achievement, fitness and interest in a career in policing. While at camp, students will be issued parts of the RCMP uniform to wear and will be expected to as as a troop in training. They will be rquired to wake up early, keep dorms clean, and behave as a professional representative of the RCMP.
- July 20-24, 2020
- July 27-31, 2020
See Ms. Lapointe for more information.
Various amounts! Apply as early as possible as funds are limted.
→ Must be accepted into a full-time welding program for post-secondary
→ Complete online form
→ Provide 2 references (not family)
→ Include current transcript verification report with grade 11-12 marks highlighted (school report transcript is fine)
→ Letter of recommendation (teacher, staff member, employer) relating to your welding activities
→ Acceptance letter to post-secondary institution
→ 500 word essay (details on site under Instructions)
→ Recipients must agree to be publically acknowledged
Are you often described as a leader, an achiever, or an innovator? Do you have limitless drive, ambition, and determination? If so, there’s an opportunity to receive a $25,000 prize towards your post-secondary education.
You could receive a $25,000 prize towards your post-secondary education. With your academic excellence and great communication skills, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact and solve real world problems. You could also be flown to Ottawa and recognized for your achievements at the STEAM Horizon Awards ceremony.
- be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada by the application deadline;
- be 16 to 18 years of age by the application deadline;
- have been recognized for accomplishments in a formal capacity (e.g., selected as a winner or participant of a science fair, patent application, conference presentation) or less formal capacity (e.g., founding a coding club, developing a course for kids, creating an interactive art installation, volunteer work, community outreach);
- have obtained, over the previous year of study, an academic average of 80% or higher;
- be preparing to enroll in the fall of 2020 in your first year of post-secondary education (university, college or CÉGEP) in a STEAM field at a Canadian institution.
How to apply:
- Application Form
- Create a short video
- Talk to school rep
- Sign form
Deadline: January 15, 2020
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