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Manitoba Beef Producers 2021 Scholarship

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***Due to ongoing disruptions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic (and the related impacts on high schools and post-secondary institutions) MBP has pushed the application deadline for its 2021 scholarship competition into November instead of the usual June intake deadline. This application intake process is for students who will be undertaking post-secondary studies in the 2021-22 academic year.

Manitoba Beef Producers is pleased to make available six $500 scholarships annually for MBP members or their children attending a university, college, other post-secondary institution or pursuing trades training. Preference will be given to those students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or to those acquiring a skilled trade or pursuing a career that would be beneficial to the rural economy.

Completed applications and supporting documents are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. A selection committee will review them. Winners will be notified by December 14, 2021. *Winners’ essays and photos will be published in MBP’s newspaper Cattle Country.

The scholarship application criteria is as follows:

Eligibility:           

  • Must be at least 17 years of age as of January 1, 2021.
  • Must be an active Manitoba beef producer or the child of an active Manitoba beef producer. Note: This can include beef producers returning to school after a period of time in the workforce.
  • Post-secondary program or trades training must be a minimum of one year in duration.

Items You Are Required to Submit:

  • Completed application form;
  • A typed 600-word (maximum) essay discussing “What the beef industry means to my family, my community and Manitoba.” Also include the reasons you enjoy being involved in agriculture.*;
  • A copy of your transcript (either high school, or a recognized college, university or trade school);
  • Proof of enrolment in a recognized institution (current transcript, or your acceptance letter, or a letter of intent indicating your intended institution and field of study).
  • A list of community involvement (e.g. 4-H, community clubs, volunteer work, etc.); and,
  • The names of two references, including their addresses and telephone numbers.

Submissions and ALL documentation must be sent no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021 to:

Manitoba Beef Producers

Scholarship Committee

220 – 530 Century Street

Winnipeg MB   R3H 0Y4

E-mail: [email protected]

Fax: (204) 774-3264

For more information or to get an application form, please contact your guidance counsellor, or contact Manitoba Beef Producers at 1-800-772-0458 or by email [email protected] .

 

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November 5, 2021
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