G3 has announced the first recipients of the G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship.
Six students are each being awarded a $4,000 scholarship, with a further $1,000 awarded to each of their high schools.
G3, in partnership with Agriculture in Classroom Canada, offered the scholarship for the first time in 2020 to students embarking on a post secondary education. As part of their applications, students were asked to submit a video essay describing how they would bring innovation to agriculture.
"Thank you to all the students and their families for taking the time to participate in the G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship," says Don Chapman, President and CEO of G3. "The visions for the future of agriculture described in their videos are truly inspirational. Choosing 6 winners from among that field of impressive young Canadians can not have been easy. Thank you also to the judges for their hard work, and to AITC-C for partnering with us to administer the scholarship."
The videos were posted online, and members of the public invited to vote for their favourites. The website g3growbeyond.org saw more than 57 thousand visits, and more than 10 thousand votes were cast.
There were a total of 79 applicants. This year's winners include:
- Rachel Teller (MB) - Fort Richmond Collegiate, Winnipeg
- Julie Sharp (AB)
- Nadia Clément (ON)
- Matthew Sterling (ON)
- Reid Blashko (AB)
- Mackenzie Van Damme (SK)
"We are thrilled to have partnered with G3 on this incredible scholarship opportunity for young Canadians," says Johanne Ross, Executive Director of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada. "The student applicants proved to us that tomorrow's agriculture leaders are innovative and bright. Congratulations to the recipients of the G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship, you've made us proud!"Click here to see more...