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Manitoba Canola Growers' Association Award - Degree Bursary
In order to reduce financial burdens, as well as to recognize and encourage the continued academic achievement of students within the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the Manitoba Canola Growers’ Association has established an endowment fund at the University of Manitoba, with a contribution from the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative. The fund will support a bursary for a student in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. The first bursary will be offered in the fall of 2000 and it shall be valued at $1000 in its first year. In subsequent years, the bursary will be valued at the available annual income from the fund.

The Manitoba Canola Growers Association was originally established as the Manitoba Rapeseed Growers Association in 1970. In 1983, the organization was incorporated as the Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA). The MCGA is a non-profit organization comprised of producers who share the goal to develop and promote the production and marketing of Manitoba-grown canola. The MCGA works to represent the interests of Manitoba canola growers in matters relating to canola research, development, and extension. Through the establishment of this bursary, the MCGA hopes to ensure that the next generation continues on with the important work being carried out in the canola industry.

This bursary shall be offered to a student who:

(1) is enrolled full-time in the third or fourth year of study toward a Bachelor degree in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences;

(2) has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0;

(3) has demonstrated involvement in extra-curricular activities via a brief, one-page letter outlining the extent of this involvement;

(4) has demonstrated financial need on the standard University of Manitoba bursary application form.

Applicants will be required to submit their letter along with the completed bursary application form on or before the designated deadline date.

The selection committee shall be named by the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.


To apply for this award, you must:

(1) Complete the U of M General Bursary Application (see the Financial Aid and Awards webpage for further info) and apply by October 1, 2017

(2) Submit the application form found below, along with all other required documents. See "Supporting Files" below to download the application form.

Deadline to apply for this award: October 1, 2017

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