Promoting post-secondary ag education
By Top Crop Manager
Nov. 18, 2013, Saskatoon, SK - A new national foundation is being launched to promote post-secondary agricultural education to Canadian high school students.
The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) will award six $2,500 scholarships annually to students enrolling in a post-secondary agricultural degree or diploma program.
The scholarships will be awarded in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec – with an additional scholarship available for students from other provinces or territories. Applicants will be considered on academic standing, past and current leadership attributes, and on an essay entitled "Why I am pursuing a career in agriculture." This scholarship program mirrors a successful initiative in the U.S. called the Agri-Business Educational Foundation (ABEF), whose goal is to assist students interested in a career in agriculture.