UFA is taking a proactive approach to the future of agriculture by investing in the next generation of farmers. The co-operative is proud to announce the launch of a new scholarship program aimed at supporting post-secondary students interested in agriculture.
UFA recognizes the important role that agriculture plays and the challenges that future farmers will face. The scholarship program is truly a win-win. Not only will it help ease the financial burden of pursuing higher education for students who are passionate about agriculture and committed to making a positive impact in the sector, it also provides summer employment and mentorship opportunities, with access to industry experts to help students achieve their goals and develop the skills needed to succeed in agriculture.
The scholarship will be open to students enrolled full-time post-secondary study in a diploma or degree and students will be eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship for accepting a summer position at UFA, in Alberta or Saskatchewan.
Starting next year, students returning to the program for a second term of employment in any capacity at UFA will be eligible to receive a $1,500 scholarship.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit all applications to Careers@UFA.com along with:
- A completed Application Form. Click here for the Application Form.
- A letter of conditional acceptance to a post-secondary institution or an official post-secondary transcript.
- Proof of post-secondary enrollment provided on or before the last day worked.
- Cover Letter – detailing career aspirations and how the scholarship program would benefit the applicant.
- An up-to-date resume.
Applications for the scholarship program will be accepted starting April 24, and the first scholarships will be awarded at the end of the summer. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2023, and there are a limited number of spots per year available.
UFA aims to create a diverse and inclusive community of agriculture students who are committed to making a positive impact in the industry. The new scholarship program is part of the UFA’s commitment to sustainability and investing in the future of agriculture. We recognize the importance of supporting the next generation of farmers and ensuring that agriculture remains a viable and thriving industry in the years to come.