Rotary EX Agricultural Scholarship

Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Exhibition Park and the Rotary Club of Lethbridge East announced today a new scholarship award program for $10,000 for one of Lethbridge and District’s top agricultural students.

The scholarship is to further recognize the importance of agriculture in our community by supporting a top student in their pursuit of an agricultural career.

– This scholarship will be presented to a student who has completed at least 3 years of college or university at a recognized institution.

– The student must have demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership qualities in an agriculture related field.

The application must include:

  1. A covering letter which demonstrates their academic achievements, community contributions, leadership abilities and aspirations in an agriculture related field,
  2. Three letters of reference from their post-secondary institution and community leader(s) confirming the applicant’s volunteer / leadership qualities,
  3. An overview of their field of study to be supported by the scholarship.

-Final selection will be based on a formal interview with a Rotary Scholarship Committee.
-Application will be available on line October 1st, at: or
-Applicants must apply before January 15, 2019.

Area of Eligibility:

The applicant must be a legal resident of: County of Lethbridge, County of Taber, County of Warner, County of Forty Mile, County of Cardston, County of Pincher Creek, County of Ranchlands, County of Willow Creek, County of Vulcan, Blood (Kainai) First Nations, Piikani First Nation, Municipality of Crowsnest Pass or the City of Lethbridge.

Lethbridge Rotary Exhibition Park Agricultural Scholarship Award Dinner Presentation

  • Heritage Hall, Lethbridge Exhibition Park
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 Heritage Hall during Ag Expo 2019
  • 5:00 pm—Reception sponsored by Viterra
  • 6:30 pm—Prime Rib Dinner – Wine Sponsor – Vitality Clinic/EECP
  • 7:30 pm – Award Presentation
  • 8:00 pm—Guest Speaker—sponsored by Perlich Brothers Steve Koeckhoven, Market Research Manager, Nutrien

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Steve Koeckhoven is a Market Research Manager at Nutrien in Calgary, Alberta, working closely with investor relations, marketing, business development and corporate strategy providing research, forecasting and market intelligence. Previous to this role, Steve managed North American sales strategy and marketing activities within Nutrien’s phosphate and ammonium sulfate portfolio. Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Masters in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business. Steve is also involved in primary agriculture as a partner in his family’s grain farm in southeast Saskatchewan. Through a healthy crop rotation and strict fertilizer program, ammonium sulfate usage gives Steve on-farm experience in the retail purchase and primary use of ammonium sulfate in grain and oilseed production.

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Founding Partners:

Rotary Club of Lethbridge East

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February 28, 2019 05:00 pm to February 28, 2019 09:00 pm