(Lacombe, AB) – August 4, 2017 – The Alberta Seed Processors board of directors are proud to announce the establishment of a new scholarship fund designed to recognize outstanding young leaders in the agricultural world.
“The Seed Smart scholarship will go to students who demonstrate leadership in their communities,” said David Bishop, Alberta Seed Processors’ president. “We want to reward young people who are inspired to make a difference in agriculture, and help make their road to success a bit easier.”
The Alberta Seed Processors are a network of seed and grain processing professionals focused on providing Alberta farmers, seed growers, and the agriculture industry with value-added services to support the growth of the local and global agriculture economy.
The organization will give out two awards of $1,000 annually to deserving applicants. To be considered for the scholarship, the candidate must be enrolled in a full-time, agriculture-related program at an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada – with preference given to those studying in Alberta.
“Our board of directors created this scholarship fund because our members believe in giving back to a province and community that has been so good to us,” Bishop added. “We are excited to see what this the next generation of bright young minds has to offer.”
The deadline for this year’s award is October 15, 2017. The application form and further instructions for potential candidates are available at www.seedprocessors.ca.
For more information, contact:
General Manager, Alberta Seed Processors
Phone: (403) 489-9999