Monsanto Canada Inc.

Monsanto Canada Inc.

November 03, 2005 12:01 ET

Monsanto Canada Inc.: 50 Scholarships Awarded to Rural Youth

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 3, 2005) - Fifty impressive high school students from across the country will have help paying their university tuition thanks to $75,000 in funding made available by Monsanto Canada Inc. (NYSE:MON) through its 2005 Opportunity Scholarship Program.

The 50 winners - chosen from over 100 applicants - will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to assist with tuition costs during their first year of post-secondary education in agricultural sciences or forestry at a recognized Canadian educational institution. All the scholarship winners demonstrated outstanding academic excellence, leadership capabilities and a keen interest and involvement in their local communities.

"Monsanto has a long tradition of corporate giving and philanthropy, particularly as it relates to programs that encourage and support science and agricultural education," said Kathy Klepfer, vice-president and general manager of Monsanto Canada. "Young people who explore education and careers in science and agriculture are exposed to reasoning and critical thinking skills that are invaluable tools for evaluating everyday choices. This can only help maintain and enhance the role of science and technology in continuing to transform agriculture in the future."

2005 marks the 15th year scholarships have been awarded to high school students across the country as a means to support rural youth and agricultural education. Since the program's inception, Monsanto Canada has awarded almost $750,000 to hundreds of deserving students.

All the student applications were reviewed by an independent panel of judges who had the challenging task of selecting the winners among the worthy submissions. This year's scholarship judging panel included: Bob Adamson, director of the Agriculture Biotechnology Enrichment (ABE) program and science director within the Pembina Trails School Division; Johanne Ross, executive director, Agriculture in the Classroom - Manitoba; Andy Sirski, Editor of Grainews; and Diane Wreford, assistant vice-president, public affairs with the Canola Council of Canada.

Monsanto Canada, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a leading provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve productivity.

Monsanto Canada 2005
Opportunity Scholarship Winners

Tyson Bieleny Killam
Owen Brown Foremost
Evan Capatos Lethbridge
Keith Harty Coutts
Jenna Lessner Marwayne
Jessica Schwarze High Level
Roberta Templeton Coaldale
Jeanette Wouters Innisfail

Renee Alexander Lenore
Angelina Cazakoff Benito
Troy Chwaluk Oakburn
Kylie Dutchyshen Gilbert Plains
Carey Findlay Shoal Lake
Katlyn Galbraith Oakville
Sarah Galbraith Oakville
Marshall McDonald Brookdale
Brett McRae Brandon
Lindsey Paull Elkhorn
Linda Pelletier La Broquerie
Brittany Pierrepont Bowsman
Landen Poyser Roblin

Tania Bergeron Moose Jaw
Coralee Bulani Biggar
Stephanie Dreger Ebenezer
Michelle Eggerman Watson
Samant ha Hobman Nokomis
Chelsea McKee Aylsham
Heather Muller Turtleford
Trisha Paulson Foam Lake
Dane Tatarniuk Yorkton
Andrew Thomas Ituna

Julie Giesbrecht Cecil Lake
Tehya Read Burns Lake

Alec Boekhoven Appin
Colin Elgie Dresden
Wesley Emmott Brantford
Jennifer Gillan Pakenham
William Heeman Thorndale
Sarah Meyer Kakabeka Falls
Erin O'Connor Hastings
Heather Peart Hagersville
Robert Sterling Pain Court

Maryella Maynard Tyne Valley, PEI
Allan Melvin Pereau, NS
Sondra Brehaut Kentville, NS

Marie Boulay Marieville
Nicolas Dubuc Mercier
Philippe Lafontaine Herouxville
Mylene Ostiguy Ange-Gardien
David Smith Mont-Joli

Contact Information

  • Monsanto Canada
    Trish Jordan
    (204) 985-1005