Six students have been awarded Manitoba Beef Producers’ (MBP) bursaries for the upcoming school year.
Each year MBP offers six $500 bursaries to members, or the children of members, who are attending university, college or other post-secondary institutions. Students pursuing trades training are also eligible.
Preference is given to students who are pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or those acquiring a skilled trade that would benefit the rural economy.
“Ensuring that our rural communities have the services and trades they need to thrive is of utmost importance to MBP,” said president Heinz Reimer. “A number of our past bursary recipients have gone on to careers in rural Manitoba and are making significant contributions to their respective communities. We are pleased to play a small role in helping these students reach their goals.”
The students were asked to submit a short essay on what the beef industry means to them, their family, community and Manitoba at large. Students were also asked to include the reasons they enjoy being involved in agriculture. The winning essays will be published in the September issue of Cattle Country.
The six recipients of the MBP bursaries for 2016 are:
- Marianne Sytnyk, Oakburn;
- Dawson Proctor, Woodlands;
- Emily Barteaux, Birtle;
- Rebecca Zimmer, Inglis;
- Josey Millward, Garland;
- Sheena Meggison, Goodlands.