Excellence in Ag Scholarship Program

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July 5, 2016
Excellence in Ag Scholarship Program

Federated Co-operatives Limited and the Co-operative Retailing System are helping tomorrow’s ag leaders get a head start on their careers. The Excellence in Ag Program is a unique scholarship and internship opportunity that helps finance a student’s education, provide valuable field experience, and build their professional career in the agribusiness industry. Up to four students studying agriculture or business at an accredited institution will enter the program every year.

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

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

Applications for the 2017 Excellence in Ag Program are currently open until October 15, 2016.  For more information, visit www.coopag.ca