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New scholarship for Olds College ag students

New scholarship for Olds College ag students

Hebert Grain Ventures will provide four scholarships of $1,000 each

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer
Farms.com

Students enrolled in agriculture programs at Olds College in Alberta can earn tuition support.

Hebert Grain Ventures, a Saskatchewan-based agribusiness, is making four $1,000 scholarships available beginning this fall.

The scholarship is available to students in precision agriculture, digital agriculture or agribusiness programs.

In addition, two of the recipients will complete a paid internship at the organization’s grain and oilseed farm near Moosomin, Sask. The internships will last four or eight months.

And upon completing their studies, the two students chosen for the internship will have their tuition fees reimbursed up to $10,000.

Supporting ag students in this way helps ensure they are prepared to enter the workforce after graduation, said Kristjan Hebert, president of the Herbert Group.

“It’s one of the most exciting times to work in agriculture and we want to give that opportunity to students who may not have grown up on a farm,” he said in a statement.
“The financial award will help them pay for their education and the work term will give them the practical experience they need to complete their degree and get hired.”

Students will be chosen through an application process that combines their most recent high school or post-secondary transcript with an essay.

For the essay, in 1,000 words or less, the applicants must describe why they want the opportunity to participate in a summer work program with Hebert Grain Ventures.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 21, 2023.

Farms.com is also offering scholarship opportunities.

Students in Canada, the United States or the United Kingdom can apply for a chance to win a $2,000 precision agriculture scholarship.

This year, Farms.com is looking for entries by students who have a precision ag idea that will have a positive impact on the environment and/or reduce costs for farmers.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is June 30, 2023.


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