Applications invited for GRAS scholarship/bursary program

CENTRE WELLINGTON – The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) has opened its 2020 bursary and scholarship program for application.

Now in its 14th year, the GRAS Scholarship/Bursary program is designed to provide financial assistance for students residing in Wellington and Perth Counties, and the Region of Waterloo. Students who are entering, or currently enrolled in, college or university agricultural programs in the field of agriculture or environmental related programs are eligible to apply.

“This year, more than ever, we are hoping to support students with the cost of their higher education. We know that in light of the COVID-19 outbreak many students have been left without summer jobs that they rely on to support the cost of schooling, and we want to do everything we can to help,” said GRAS president Paul Walker.

GRAS will present awards of up to $2,500 in 2020.

Since its inception in 2006 the GRAS program has awarded $216,500 to 118 students.

Open until July 1

The program is open until July 1, 2020 and awards will be announced in mid August.

The scholarship and bursary program is one of GRAS’s many philanthropic commitments. For application information or more information on other programs please visit or reach out to

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