Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) is once again awarding six $500 bursaries to Manitoba students in 2019.

The bursaries are available to MBP members, or their children, who are attending a university, college or other post-secondary institution. Students pursuing trades training are also eligible.

“It is our pleasure and privilege to be able to recognize deserving students who are from beef producing families and pursuing further education,” said MBP President Tom Teichroeb. “Each year these bursaries go to outstanding people, many of whom have returned to rural Manitoba following graduation and made substantial contributions to their communities.”

Those applying must be at least 17 years old as of Jan. 1, 2019 and be an active beef producer or the child of one. Applicants must use the bursary within two years of receiving it and the program they are attending must be at least one year in duration.

Interested students are required to submit an essay no more than 600 words in length discussing what the beef industry means to them, their family, community and Manitoba at large. Students are also asked to include the reasons they enjoy being involved in agriculture.

The application can be found at www.mbbeef.ca/producers/mbp-bursary/.

The deadline to apply is June 3, 2019.

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