Oct 2015

Sask Wheat announces undergrad, graduate scholarships for U of S students

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) has confirmed it will help ensure the future of agricultural research and profitable production of wheat in Saskatchewan by offering undergraduate and graduate scholarships to agriculture students at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

The recipients of these scholarships will be selected based on academic merit as well as the projected impact of their studies on the wheat industry. Sask Wheat will contribute $10,000 towards undergraduate scholarships and $100,000 towards graduate scholarships, beginning this year.

“The overall goal of these scholarships is to promote new research and innovation at a post-graduate level within Saskatchewan’s wheat industry,” says Board Chair Bill Gehl. “Sask Wheat worked very closely with faculty at the University of Saskatchewan to create a scholarship program that will foster the outcomes that will be most beneficial to wheat producers in the province.”

Mary Buhr, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the U of S, agrees that Sask Wheat’s graduate scholarship will foster sustainable industry development. "This new scholarship provides extraordinary support for graduate students,” she says. “These funds will not only support more new and innovative research projects enhancing western wheat development, but will bring excellent new minds into the field and ultimately build expert capacity in the wheat sector.”

To learn more about eligibility for these scholarship programs and how to apply, visit our scholarships page.

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