$10,000 Agricultural Scholarship

Congratulations Lauren Machacek!

Posted on March 4, 2019


Ms Lauren Machacek is the inaugural recipient of the  Lethbridge Rotary Exhibition Park Agricultural Scholarship. She was presented the award at an Award Dinner Presentation Banquet Thursday February 28, 2019 at Heritage Hall in conjunction with Ag-Expo. 

Lauren is a 4th year student at the University of Lethbridge (U of L) working toward her Bachelors Degree in Finance with a focus on agricultural management.  She grew up on a mixed farm near Taber. She is the daughter of Tom and Darla Machacek.  She credits her leadership skills and commitment to the agriculutural community to her 9 years of 4-H experience.  Lauren learned how to show and judge animals at various exhibitions around the province.  Through 4-H, Lauren also developed her orgnaization and public speaking skills which helped prepare her for the challenges of a demandinng academic program at the University of Lethbridge.  She has stayed connected with the agricultural community by serving on the executive committees of both the Aggies Club and the Business Club on campus.  For the last three summers, Lauren has worked for the Agricultural Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) as a customer service representative and crop insurance adjuster.  Lauren has received several scholarships and Dean's List Awards for her outstaning academic achievemnets.  She also excelled in the practicum Cor VAn Raay Case Study Competitions in 2017 and 2018.  Lauren wants to stay involved in farming and livestock production but she is also considering furthering her studies through a Masters of Business Adminstation (MBA)prgram. 


Congratulations Lauren! We wish you all the best in all your future endevours.