The Deep Roots Scholarship Fund awards scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to post-secondary bound grade 12 students pursuing studies in either agriculture or business.
This year we were able to award six scholarships to Grade 12 students in Moosomin and the surrounding areas – Three at McNaughton High School, one at Maryfield School, one at Whitewood School and one at Wawota Parkland School. Since it was our first year offering the scholarship, we consider this a huge success.
Our Maryfield School Recipient, Hunter Olson, will be attending Olds College for their Agricultural Management program. Hunter has a passion for agriculture and is eager to be involved in his family’s operation. He has graduated from buddy seat rider to equipment operator. In his free time, he enjoys snowmobiling, ATVing, hunting and fishing with friends.
Conor Fath, one of our McNaughton School recipients, will be heading off to the University of Saskatchewan in the fall for their Agriculture and Bioresource – Agronomy program. For fun he plays for the Moosomin U18 Rangers Sr. Hockey team. Conor is driven to have a career in agriculture; It’s his goal to return to the farm to operate a mixed cattle and grain operation.
Wyatt Moffatt, another of our McNaughton School recipients, will be attending Lakeland College in the fall for their Animal Science Technology program. Wyatt is known among his classmates and within the community for being selfless and helpful. It’s said that he was raised “rural” and knows that a community is only as strong as the contributing members that make up the community.
Our Wawota Parkland School Recipient, Walker Porter, will be attending the U of S for their Agriculture & Bioresource – Agronomy program in the fall. Walker was the student council president; he maintains a high academic standing and he is a very active volunteer in his community. He also enjoys helping at a feedlot during their busy periods.
Brynn Easton, the last of our McNaughton High School Recipients, will be attending the University of Saskatchewan this fall for Animal Bioscience. Brynn is a busy girl! She is an honor roll student, an active volunteer in the community, and she’s involved in numerous activities including basketball, track and field, dance, theater, and riding clubs. She is also the president of the local 4-H Club.
Finally, Kenneth Bartlam was our recipient from Whitewood School. Kenneth will be attending Sask Polytech for their Agriculture Equipment Technician program. This program will be a great fit for him since he enjoys helping his family and neighbours during seeding and harvest, where he has a special interest in operating and repairing equipment.
Congratulations to our 2023 Deep Roots Foundation Scholarship recipients! Agriculture is perhaps the world’s most important industry, and it is one that will see monumental change over the next decades. By choosing a career in agriculture they are choosing a career that is meaningful, rewarding, and innovative.
We would like to continue investing in education in the agriculture and business fields and offering these scholarships for years to come. We ask that you share our scholarship opportunity with other potential candidates.