Rotary Club of Lethbridge East and Lethbridge and District Exhibition Agricultural Scholarships 2022

As we usher in a new year, the deadline of Feb 1, 2024, carries with it an incredible opportunity for aspiring agricultural enthusiasts in Southern Alberta. The Rotary Club of Lethbridge East, in collaboration with the Lethbridge & District Exhibition, is thrilled to announce the opening of applications for the highly-coveted Agricultural Scholarships for 2024. This initiative underscores the paramount importance of agriculture in our community and seeks to support local students embarking on a journey towards an agricultural career. It’s not just a scholarship; it’s a chance to sow the seeds of your dreams.

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Rotary Club of Lethbridge East and Lethbridge Scholarships: A Gateway to Success

Imagine receiving a scholarship valued at $10,000 to fuel your academic pursuits and nurture your passion for agriculture. Well, that’s precisely what the Rotary Club of Lethbridge East and Lethbridge Scholarships offer – not one, but two scholarships worth $10,000 each, to be awarded to deserving applicants. The promise of financial support is undoubtedly heartwarming.

Eligibility: Nurturing Local Talent

The eligibility criteria are designed to ensure that the scholarships reach those who are deeply rooted in Southern Alberta:

  1. Applicants must have successfully completed at least two full years (60 credit hours) of training at a recognized post-secondary institution in agriculture or a related field, with substantial and documented agricultural content. This underlines the importance of academic dedication.
  2. Applicants must either be legal residents of Southern Alberta or have lived in this region for seven of the past ten years. Southern Alberta encompasses the Counties of Lethbridge, Taber, Warner, Forty Mile, Cardston, Pincher Creek, Ranchlands, Willow Creek, Cypress, Newell, Vulcan, and all municipalities within these counties, including Lethbridge, Brooks, and Medicine Hat. Furthermore, the Municipalities of Crowsnest Pass and the Blood (Kainai) and Piikani First Nations are included. This requirement binds the scholarship to the very soil we aim to nurture.
  3. Adhering to the timeless principles governing Rotary Foundation scholarships, Rotarians, Rotaractors, and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply. This ensures impartiality in the selection process.

The final judgment regarding applicant eligibility rests with the Scholarship Adjudication Committee, a group whose decision carries immense weight.

Criteria for Rotary Club of Lethbridge East and Lethbridge Scholarships

The selection process extends beyond academic achievement, embracing the ideals of community service and leadership. A genuine passion for agriculture and active involvement in agricultural enterprises and organizations like 4H should shine through.

Successful applicants should also be well-acquainted with the workings of Rotary International and demonstrate how their professional goals align with Rotary principles. It’s not just about books; it’s about being a part of something bigger.

Application Process: Planting the Seeds of Your Future

If you meet the eligibility criteria and have a passion for agriculture, it’s time to take the leap. Here’s what you need for your application:

  1. A completed Scholarship Application Form.
  2. A cover letter that eloquently describes your academic interests, achievements, community contributions, leadership experiences, and career aspirations (within 500 words or less). Pour your heart into this – it’s your chance to shine.
  3. Post-secondary transcripts up to January 2024 (scanned as PDF) or arrange for your institution to forward transcripts to
  4. A concise resume (CV/Bio) detailing your academic, work, and community service history (2 pages maximum). This is your story – tell it well.
  5. Names and contact information of three qualified references (from post-secondary institutions and community leaders). Ensure your references send their confidential letters of reference directly to the email address below before January 31, 2024.

All application documents should be in Word (*.docx) format and sent to Dr. C. Wayne Lindwall at by the January 31, 2024, deadline. Every document is a piece of your future – handle them with care.

Conclusion: Cultivating Dreams with Rotary

This opportunity is more than just a scholarship; it’s a chance to realize your agricultural dreams. The Rotary Club of Lethbridge East and Lethbridge Scholarships pave the way for local talent to flourish in the world of agriculture, embodying the true spirit of Southern Alberta. As you embark on this journey, remember that this scholarship isn’t just about financial support; it’s about nurturing your passion and commitment to agriculture, your community, and Rotary’s core values.

For more information and to take your first step toward agricultural success, visit Agricultural Scholarships. The application deadline is on the horizon, and your dreams are waiting to be sown. Seize this opportunity and make Southern Alberta proud. Your future in agriculture begins here.

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