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Growing opportunities: MCGA awards five scholarships supporting post-secondary education

Five lucky Manitoba students just scored $1,000 scholarships. Each year the Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) proudly presents five scholarships to deserving students from across Manitoba. This year’s winners are:

  • Emilyn Nestibo, Goodlands, MB. Emilyn is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) Plant Biotechnology Specialization program at University of Manitoba.
  • Laura Delichte, St. Alphonse, MB. Laura is enrolled in the Diploma in Agriculture program at University of Manitoba.
  • Madisyn Robertson, Neepawa, MB. Madisyn is enrolled in the College of Agriculture & Bioresources – Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program at University of Saskatchewan.
  • Raylyn Koshowski, Dauphin, MB. Raylyn is enrolled in the Faculty of Kinesiology at University of Calgary.
  • Zenith Vanstone, Miami, MB. Zenith will continue her education at Olds College of Agriculture and Technology.

The $1,000 scholarships are available to students who live on, work for or have guardians that work for a farm that is a member of MCGA and are planning to attend post-secondary education in any field within two years of graduating.

Students submit their applications, which are judged by an independent panel, based on academics, their personal connection to canola, school and community involvement, references and an essay submission. 

“We were blown away by a record number of high-quality applications this year! Our judges were particularly impressed by the quality of the submissions – these students are clearly dedicated to their studies and making a difference in their communities,” says Warren Ellis, President of MCGA. “It is an honour to recognize these exceptional young leaders and provide them with a scholarship to fuel their bright futures.”

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