Award Details


Award Information
Name:
Agricultural and Food Sciences Centennial Entrance Scholarship
Description:
Alumni, faculty, agricultural industry and friends of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences contributed $150,000 for an endowed scholarship during the 100th Anniversary of the Faculty, originally the Manitoba Agricultural College established in 1906. Manitoba Agriculture of the Province of Manitoba has matched the funds of the endowment.

The scholarship will be awarded to high school students who plan to complete a degree from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences or a diploma from the School of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba. The available annual income from the fund shall provide scholarships, each valued at $2,000. The number of annual scholarships shall be determined each year on the basis of available annual income. The first scholarship will be offered in the spring of 2008.

For Direct Entry degree students, the funds will be applied during his/her first year of study.
For degree students entering the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences after completion of University 1, the funds will be held by the University of Manitoba until the recipient has enrolled in the first year of the agriculture degree program. The scholarship will be applied as a credit towards the student’s tuition and incidental fees.

For students registering in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences degree program, these scholarships shall be offered to high school students who:

(1) will have graduated from a high school in the Province of Manitoba with a minimum average of 85% on those courses considered for admission to the University of Manitoba, and who will be attending the University on a full-time basis in the year in which they apply for the scholarship;

(2) will enter into the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences as a Direct Entry student and register for the degree program; or

(3) if enrolled in University 1, register for courses in biology, economics, and mathematics as well as two agriculture-specific courses: natural resources and primary agricultural production and production distribution and utilization of agricultural products. In addition, they will register for an agribusiness or chemistry course depending on the degree they wish to pursue;

(4) have been pre-selected through an internal competition among applicants designated by the geographic boundaries of the various Growing Opportunity (GO) Centres within Manitoba Agriculture. The current geographic boundaries are found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/contact/;

(5) demonstrate an interest and commitment to building vibrant rural communities and a strong interest in pursuing a career in the agri-food and rural economy sectors.

For students registering in the School of Agriculture, these scholarships shall be offered to high school students who:

1) will have graduated from a high school in the Province of Manitoba and who will be attending the University of Manitoba on a full-time basis in the year in which they apply for the scholarship;

2) will enter into the School of Agriculture as a Direct Entry student registered for the Diploma program;

3) have been pre-selected through an internal competition among applicants designated by the geographic boundaries of the various Growing Opportunities (GO) Centres within Manitoba Agricultural . The current geographic boundaries are found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/contact/;

4) demonstrate an interest and commitment to building vibrant rural communities and a strong interest in pursuing a career in the agri-food and rural economy sectors.

Successful applicants will be asked to be available for a media announcement.

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To apply, please see this link for the application form, and for further info: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/afs/awards/centennial.html
Entrance:
Yes
Award Type:
Scholarship
Application Required:
Yes
Close Date:
2017-04-05
Supporting Files:

None


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