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Building Careers and Futures in Agriculture Student Bursary 2017

Posted On: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
This program is available to students seeking a post secondary school agricultural career and agriculturally oriented educational opportunities; supported through bursaries from a charitable status corporation (Building Careers and Futures in Agriculture), which is funded by local agricultural support (individuals, organizations and businesses). Each bursary is in the amount of $1000.

Important Dates:

Applications due no later than: August 31, 2017 (emailed or mailed) to bruce@ofa.on.ca or 446 10th St, Hanover, ON N4N1P9 must be received by August 31, 2017. Click here for Application attached below. 

About:

The Building Careers and Futures in Agriculture is a financial assistance program for students entering or currently pursuing a post secondary education with an emphasis on agriculture. This program is available to students seeking a post secondary school agricultural career and agriculturally oriented educational opportunities; supported through bursaries from a charitable status corporation (Building Careers and Futures in Agriculture), which is funded by local agricultural support (individuals, organizations and businesses). Each bursary is in the amount of $1000.

Eligibility:

Grey/Bruce residents, pursuing post secondary education in an agricultural related field.

Selection Criteria:

Students - residing in Grey/Bruce who demonstrate an interest in careers directly related to agriculture or related occupations. - showing leadership and community involvement while maintain academic achievement.

Method of Application:

Apply no later than August 31, 2017 by submitting the completed application with all supporting documentation. Application forms are available at the Bruce/Grey Federation of Agriculture office in Hanover (call first for office hours or assistance 519-364-3050) or on our website: brucefederation.ca.

Building Careers and Futures in Agriculture Bursary Committee will not be responsible for lost or incomplete applications.

Notification of winners:

A member of The Building Careers and Futures in Agriculture Bursary Committee will notify the successful applicant on or before October 1, 2017. They will receive their award at the Annual General Meeting of there respective county to be held in October 2017

Documentation required:

One page cover letter, addressed to the Building Careers and Futures in Agriculture Bursary Committee written by the student, explaining education goals and their plans for their future in agriculture.

Resume including a list of community and agriculture related involvement and accomplishments. Most recent transcript (high school or college/university). Proof of enrollment (letter of acceptance or timetable if current student). Letters of recommendation (from a mentor, employer, volunteer organization community leader, etc.) (maximum of three references please)

Disbursement process:

Bursary (maximum of $1000) will be provided, not as one payment; but over the course of a maximum of two years; at the discretion of the Selection Committee; depending on the student’s successful continuation of the intended program.



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