March 5, 2015
Each year, Serecon donates two scholarships to students who are studying agriculture at the University of Alberta. Qualified candidates can apply to the following academic awards:
- The Ralph Ashmead Agricultural Economics International Award, which is in memory of the late Ralph W. Ashmead who was a partner with Serecon, has been offered since 2011. It is awarded to a student with satisfactory academic standing entering any year of an undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences who is participating in a Faculty approved formal exchange program, international study abroad program, international internship, or practicum opportunity. Selection is based on demonstrated leadership qualities in extracurricular and community activities, academic standing and demonstrated expected benefit of study and/or research opportunity. Preference is given to an Alberta resident who will be engaging in the agricultural resource economics or sustainable agricultural systems field experience. Candidates can apply to the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) by submitting a formal request to the ALES Associate Dean (Academic) that includes a brief description of the formal study opportunity, an estimated budget, and the expected benefit of such opportunity. Applications are accepted year-round. The scholarship is valued at $1,000.
- The Serecon Leadership Scholarship, which has been offered since 2001, is awarded annually to a student with superior academic achievement entering the first year of the BSc. in Agriculture program. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of leadership qualities demonstrated by involvement in extracurricular and community activities as well as academic standing. Preference is given to students who intend to pursue the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural/Food Business Management. Candidates are nominated by the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. The scholarship is valued at $1,000.