Public Service Announcement
For Immediate Release
Two Scholarships Available for Studies Related to Agriculture
It’s time to apply! The National Farmers Union in New Brunswick is now accepting applications from high school graduates from NB farm families for two scholarships for studies related to agriculture.
In memory of the late David Frost, a respected agrologist who passed away in March, 2010, the NFU offers a $500 scholarship toward a diploma program to a grad who is a son or daughter of registered NB agricultural producers. Candidates must be accepted to a recognized Canadian college or university, and priority will be given to students enrolling in an agricultural program.
In addition, a $1000 NFU in NB Scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in agriculture or related studies, who is from a farm family registered through Service NB as a member of the NFU in NB. Academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial need and a demonstrated interest in agriculture will all be taken into consideration by the selection committee. An official transcript must be included in the application, along with a detailed cover letter and a letter of recommendation.
Deadline for applications is July 15, 2015 and scholarship winners will be announced at the NFU regional meeting in August. Funds will be awarded in mid-January 2016, upon successful completion of the first semester of study and commencement of the second semester.
The NFU in NB is an accredited general farm organization representing farm families in all agricultural commodities. The NFU in NB recognizes the importance of investing in the future of farming and encourages young people to pursue their interest in agriculture.
Scholarship applications are available from high school guidance counselors throughout the province, from members of the NFU-NB or online at www.nfunb.org.
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Barb Somerville, Secretary, NFU-NB, (506) 246-5583
Amanda Wildeman, Executive Director, NFU-NB (506) 260 0087