Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) will again award six $500 bursaries to deserving Manitoba students in 2018.
The bursaries are available to MBP members, or their children, who are attending a university, college or other post-secondary institution. Students pursuing trades training are also eligible. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or those acquiring a skilled trade that would benefit the rural economy.
“Awarding these bursaries to our members and the children of our members is always a highlight of the year,” said Manitoba Beef Producers President Ben E. Fox. “Each year these bursaries go to deserving recipients, many of whom have returned to their communities following graduation and made substantial contributions to rural Manitoba.”
Those applying must be at least 17 years old as of Jan. 1, 2018 and be an active beef producer or the child of one. Applicants must use the bursary within two years of receiving it and the program they are attending must be at least one year in duration.
Interested students are required to submit an essay no more than 600 words in length discussing what the beef industry means to them, their family, community and Manitoba at large. Students are also asked to include the reasons they enjoy being involved in agriculture.
Source : Manitoba Beef Producers