Excellence in Ag Scholarship

Consider the benefits of applying for the Excellence in Ag Program.


The scholarship has a value of up to $20,000, with up to $5,000 per year paid over a maximum of four years.


Paid summer internships will be available for up to three years at a retail co-operative in Manitoba, Saskatchewan or Alberta.


Upon successful completion of post-secondary education, students have the opportunity for full-time employment — including a signing bonus — at a retail co-operative.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must be entering or already enrolled in a diploma or degree program in agriculture or business at an accredited post-secondary institution.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Resume
  • Proof of enrolment in a post-secondary institution or conditional letter of acceptance
  • Transcript of academic record
  • Two letters of reference from a teacher, principal, guidance counselor, supervisor or mentor (with at least one being from a work supervisor)
  • 500 word essay or video on one of the following options:
    • Co-operatives and their impact on local communities
    • The future of agriculture in Western Canada
    • The best coach or teacher you have had and what made them a great leader or mentor

Each application will be reviewed and vetted by a selection committee. Only finalists will be contacted for an interview. For detailed application information please reference the Excellence in Ag Program Brochure.

Application Form

Deadline: October 31, 2018