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Geza and Trudi Racz Scholarship in Soil Science
With a gift in 2015, Geza and Trudi Racz established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba to recognize academic achievement and encourage further study in the field of Soil Science. The Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative has made a contribution to the fund.

In honour of the United Nations’ recognition of 2015 as the International Year of Soils, the donors have provided an additional gift of $2,000 to offer the scholarship in 2015-2016. In 2016-2017, one scholarship of $2,000 will be offered using the available annual income from the fund and an additional contribution from the donors.

Beginning in 2017-2018, and each year thereafter, the available annual income from the fund will be used to offer one scholarship to an undergraduate student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time (minimum 80% course load) in the fourth year of study in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;

(2) has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5;

(3) has declared their intention to pursue graduate studies via application for this award.

Preference in selection will first be given to students with a declared minor in Soil Science who intend to pursue graduate studies in the field of Soil Science. If there are no candidates that meet these criteria, the award may be offered to a fourth-year student in the Agronomy program who otherwise meets all other criteria
Candidates will be required to submit an application to the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences that includes a brief statement (maximum 500 words) describing their intention to pursue graduate studies.

The selection committee will be the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Awards Committee.

The Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba has the right to modify the terms of this award if, because of changed conditions, it becomes necessary to do so. Such modification shall conform as closely as possible to the expressed intention of the donor in establishing the award.


To be eligible for this award, please fill out and submit all required application documents by the deadline.

Please download the application form from "Supporting Files" below.

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m.
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