How to apply

Applications for 2024 will open soon. To be notified when applications open, email communications@albertacentral.com.

To apply, all you need to do is complete the online application form (a link will be posted the day the grant launches). You will need to complete and submit your application in one session, so we suggest preparing your submission in a separate document before filling out the online form. Below please find the questions to help you prepare.

Please note: only the first 150 applicants will be accepted, so apply early!

NEW for 2024: winners will also receive two tickets to attend the 2025 Advancing Women Conference in Calgary!

If you have any issues submitting the form, please reach out to communications@albertacentral.com

Application Form Questions:

Submissions for the Women in Ag Grant must include responses to the questions as outlined below.

The application form will also capture applicant identifying information, business details (where applicable) and other relevant details identified under the Eligibility Criteria section here (this may also include submission of supporting documentation where required).

    1. Explain your current role in the agriculture industry and a typical “day-in-the-life” in your current role. If you do not currently work in agriculture, please explain what facet of agriculture you intend to pursue and what an expected “day-in-the-life” would look like in this projected role.
      (Worth 10 points)
    2. What inspired, or continues to inspire, you to pursue a career in agriculture?
      (Worth 20 points)
    3. What are some of the most pressing issues facing women in agriculture today and how can the broader agricultural community work to address these challenges? How do you see yourself contributing to this effort?
      (Worth 20 points)
    4. Describe your vision for the future of agriculture and how your current or proposed business will work towards this vision.
      (Worth 20 points)
    5. Explain how you would intend to utilize the $10,000 grant to further your current or proposed ag business or vision.
      (Worth 10 points)

Please note that applications will also be reviewed on overall completeness. Applicants are encouraged to include any supplementary assets that help to share their story or demonstrate their passion. Applications will be shortlisted and reviewed by a judging panel using a pre-determined scoring rubric.

 

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