The Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada Inc. (CSAAC) is a body of professional and accredited seed analyst members dedicated to providing quality seed testing services to the seed industry.
CSAAC has an annual student grant available in the amount of $500 for post-secondary studies in the field of agriculture and/or plant sciences at a recognized Canadian institution. CSAAC wishes to provide an incentive to encourage students to pursue degrees related to agriculture so as to promote the development of sufficient expertise in the agricultural sector for the future.
Applications for grant will be accepted at any time throughout the year; however, theÂ deadline is May 15Â for the following fall term. No exceptions are allowed. If no one applies by that date, the award will not be given for that year. A student is only eligible to receive the award once.
To be eligible, the student must be enrolled full-time at a Canadian university or college. Proof of enrollment from their university or college must accompany the application. The student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. A copy of the studentâ€™s most recent transcript must accompany the application. Academic achievement is not a decision making criteria; however, the student has to prove they have the ability to handle the studies they have undertaken. The student can be in any year of study in one of the agriculture and/or plant sciences programs at a recognized Canadian institution. Selection criteria will be based on fulltime enrolment, extracurricular activities and an accompanying essay. The one to two page essay topic will be on why the student feels that they should receive this grant from CSAAC.
The studentâ€™s past and current involvement in the agriculture industry including the family farm and/or seed testing is a benefit to the nominee for a successful application.
Application and further instructions along with French translations may be found on the CSAAC website atÂ www.seedanalysts.com.