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Sask Wheat increases funding for student scholarships

Enhancing the capacity of wheat breeding and research is a focus of the Board of Directors of Sask Wheat. Since 2015, Sask Wheat has provided $10,000 annually in undergraduate scholarships and $100,000 annually in graduate scholarships to aid students and support the wheat research and innovation activities of the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

Not only does the Sask Wheat undergraduate award provide student assistance, but it compels students from various majors to learn about the production of wheat in Saskatchewan and the importance of wheat to the agriculture sector and Saskatchewan’s economy. The Sask Wheat graduate scholarships have helped the USask’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) support master’s and Ph.D. graduate students, strengthening the CDC’s wheat research and development program while training the next generation of researchers and wheat breeders.
 
To provide greater opportunities for students and further enhance the excellent research at USask, the Board of Directors of Sask Wheat has increased the scholarship funding. Starting in the 2020-2021 academic year, Sask Wheat will provide $15,000 in undergraduate scholarships and $150,000 in graduate scholarships annually. 
 
The 2020 Sask Wheat Undergraduate Award recipients are:
  • Erin Anderson, fourth year, BSA, Agronomy major 
  • Joshua McBride, fourth year, BSA, Crop Science major 
  • Evan Schmidt, fourth year, BSA, Crop Science major 
  • Warren Seib, third year, BSCAGB, Agribusiness major
The 2020 Sask Wheat Postgraduate Award recipients are: 
  • Kathryn Aldridge, M.Sc. candidate
  • Lampros-Nikolaos Maros, Ph.D. candidate
  • Dylan Sjolie, M.Sc. candidate
  • Rasanwada Wijesundara, M.Sc. candidate
Due to COVID-19, the annual Bean Feed event, where scholarships are announced, was postponed. 
 
Sask Wheat congratulates these students and looks forward to an opportunity to congratulate them in person at a later date. Enhancing the capacity of wheat breeding and research is a focus of the Board of Directors of Sask Wheat. Since 2015, Sask Wheat has provided $10,000 annually in undergraduate scholarships and $100,000 annually in graduate scholarships to aid students and support the wheat research and innovation activities of the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 
 
Not only does the Sask Wheat undergraduate award provide student assistance, but it compels students from various majors to learn about the production of wheat in Saskatchewan and the importance of wheat to the agriculture sector and Saskatchewan’s economy. The Sask Wheat graduate scholarships have helped the USask’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) support master’s and Ph.D. graduate students, strengthening the CDC’s wheat research and development program while training the next generation of researchers and wheat breeders.
 
To provide greater opportunities for students and further enhance the excellent research at USask, the Board of Directors of Sask Wheat has increased the scholarship funding. Starting in the 2020-2021 academic year, Sask Wheat will provide $15,000 in undergraduate scholarships and $150,000 in graduate scholarships annually. 
 
The 2020 Sask Wheat Undergraduate Award recipients are:
 
Erin Anderson, fourth year, BSA, Agronomy major 
 
Joshua McBride, fourth year, BSA, Crop Science major 
 
Evan Schmidt, fourth year, BSA, Crop Science major 
 
Warren Seib, third year, BSCAGB, Agribusiness major
 
The 2020 Sask Wheat Postgraduate Award recipients are: 
 
Kathryn Aldridge, M.Sc. candidate
 
Lampros-Nikolaos Maros, Ph.D. candidate
 
Dylan Sjolie, M.Sc. candidate
 
Rasanwada Wijesundara, M.Sc. candidate
 
Due to COVID-19, the annual Bean Feed event, where scholarships are announced, was postponed. 
 
Sask Wheat congratulates these students and looks forward to an opportunity to congratulate them in person at a later date. 
Source : saskwheat.ca