This Thursday we bring to you Scott Timmings, a GRAS Scholar Throwback who received his scholarship in 2008.

Here is what Scott has been up to since graduating.

What has your professional journey looked like since winning your GRAS scholarship?
“After winning the GRAS scholarship in my second year at university, I finished my bachelor of commerce in agriculture at the university of Guelph. Then worked at Woodrill Ltd for several years in the office, in the field and operating the grain elevator. After gaining experience with Woodrill, I decided to return to the home farm and manage the cash crop operation.”

What did receiving a scholarship mean to you? 
 ” Winning the GRAS scholarship to me felt as though my education was not only important to me and my family, but also to the community at large. “

Thanks for the update Scott! Since its inception in 2006, the Scholarship and Bursary Program has awarded $216,500 to 118 students. For updates on more of our past scholars follow us on Facebook @GrandRiverAg.

If you know a student with a permanent residence in Wellington County, Perth County or the Region of Waterloo who is currently enrolled in a college or university with an agricultural or environmentally focused program they can apply for a scholarship of up to $2,500.

Application deadline is July 1, 2020.

Applications are available through the GRAS website.

For more information about the Scholarship/ Bursary Program contact:

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