Forty-six (46) students from farm families who are pursuing studies in agriculture have each been awarded a scholarship valued at $1,500, compliments of Monsanto Canada’s Opportunity Scholarship Program. The 2010 Monsanto Canada Opportunity Scholarship Program received over 170 applications from rural students across the country.
The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges based on their academic performance, leadership capabilities and involvement in giving back to charitable or other service groups in their local communities.
All applicants were also required to submit an application essay that answered the question, “In what area of agriculture or forestry would you like to work and why?”
The Manitoba winners are: Rheal Boileau, Vassar; Nicholas Bray, Eddystone; Cameron Claeys, Cypress River; Bradley Ewanyshyn, Oakburn; Richard Froese, Winkler; Katie McNabb, Minnedosa; Jordan Siemens Horndean and Amy Smith of Gladstone.