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Interested in agriculture?
Looking for a university scholarship?
Then you've found the right place!

Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation awards six $2,500 scholarships annually to Canadian Grade 12 students who are entering into an accredited agriculture college or university.

Scholarships are awarded to students based on a combination of leadership attributes, academic standing, and an essay response to the question, "What do you consider to be the three main opportunities for the Canadian agriculture industry and which one inspires you the most?"

Agriculture is an exciting and growing field. Whether you're looking to become a plant breeder, an agri-marketer, a researcher, part of the agri-retail industry, a PhD, or a farmer, it all starts with an undergraduate degree or diploma in agriculture.

Scholarships

CABEF awards six $2,500 scholarships annually to students enrolling in an agricultural university or college. These scholarships are funded through generous donations from agri-business and people involved in the agricultural industry.

Grade 12 students from across Canada are invited to apply for one of six scholarships awarded annually. One scholarship will be awarded in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec, with one additional scholarship to be awarded in the rest of or all of Canada.

Applicants will be assessed on a combination of their leadership attributes, academic standing, and essay response to the question "What do you consider to be the three main opportunities for the Canadian agriculture industry and which one inspires you the most?"

Watch the video from our 2017 scholarship recipients.



Scholarship Eligibility

  1. Students who are entering their first year of an accredited college or university agriculture program either through transfer or direct entry are eligible to apply.
  2. Students must be at least 16 years of age and a Canadian citizen to apply.
  3. Entries must be submitted on the form provided here. A word-processed version of the form may be created and used.
  4. Entries may not exceed two 8 ½" × 11" pages.
  5. Entries must be received by CABEF on or before April 30, 2018 5:00PM EST.
  6. Winners will be selected and notified no later than May 31, 2018.
  7. Proof of enrollment to be submitted to CABEF by September 30, 2018 with scholarship payment paid to recipient within 30 days.

Forms

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Corporate Donation Form. Download Now.
Individual Donation Form. Download Now.
Rod Merryweather

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Rod Merryweather P. AgCEO, FP Genetics Inc.

Provide services in corporate strategy and operations for the seeds, traits and crop inputs industry.

  • Former Director, Seeds and Traits Operations - Oilseeds, Bayer CropScience
  • Member of Board, Genome Alberta
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About Us

The purpose of CABEF is to advance education and encourage excellence in the agriculture industry for the benefit of the public, by funding training and providing scholarships, bursaries and awards to students enrolled in an agriculture or related program at a university or college across Canada.

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Rod Merryweather

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Rod Merryweather P. AgCEO, FP Genetics Inc.

Provide services in corporate strategy and operations for the seeds, traits and crop inputs industry.

  • Former Director, Seeds and Traits Operations - Oilseeds, Bayer CropScience
  • Member of Board, Genome Alberta
Jenn Norrie

Jenn Norrie

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Justin Funk

Justin Funk

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Daniel Lamoureux

Daniel Lamoureux

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Jenn Norrie Western Canada Marketing Specialist, Alltech Canada

Alltech is a leading global biotechnology company whose mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation.

  • Agriculture marketing communications professional with 12 years experience working with companies such as AdFarm, Woodruff Sweitzer, UFA and Bayer CropScience
  • Member of the Calgary Stampede International Agriculture & Agri-Food Committee
  • Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) Class 16 participant
  • Member of Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA); Board Member 2011 - 2016

Justin FunkManaging Partner, Agri Studies Inc.

Agri Studies provides agriculturally focused sales & marketing education to members of the Canadian agribusiness industry.

  • Instructor of Marketing Strategy, University of Guelph's MBA - Agriculture Program
  • National Chairman, Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA)
  • Member Rotary Club of Guelph
  • Member, National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)

Daniel LamoureuxNational Sales Representative, La Terre de chez nous and its publications

Representing the Ag Producers publications of Quebec for national sales towards agencies and major companies throughout Canada, USA and Europe.

  • President, Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) - Québec chapter
  • Member, National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)
  • Member, Association des grossistes en machinisme agricole du Québec (AGMAQ)
  • Member, Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI)
  • Member, Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA)
Larry Hertz

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Mary Thornley

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Johanne Ross

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Larry HertzVice President – Canada, Western Equipment Dealers Association

Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is the largest regional association in North America representing equipment and hardware retailers.

  • Former VP, Partnerships and Growth, AdFarm
  • Former Senior Account Executive, VendAsta Technologies
  • Former Publisher, Western Producer Media
  • Board Member, Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame
  • Member, Canadian & National Agri-Marketing Associations (CAMA)

Mary ThornleyMary Thornley Management

  • Former Account Executive, AdFarm & Kahntact Marketing
  • Executive Director, CAMA (Canadian Agri-Marketing Association)
  • Member, National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)

Johanne RossExecutive Director of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is a not-for-profit organization, operating across the country delivering accurate, balanced and current, curriculum-linked resources on the agriculture and food industry.

  • Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council's Addressing Barriers Working Group
  • 4H leader
  • Canadian Cattlemen's Youth Leadership Program: Mentor
  • MB Council on Post Secondary Education
  • Minnedosa Credit Union Board
  • Local Parent Advisory Council Chair
Amanda Howard

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Faith Matchett

Faith Matchett

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Amanda Howard Account Director, AdFarm

AdFarm is a catalyst for the advancement of agriculture. AdFarm is a North American communications and marketing agency focused entirely on agriculture.

  • Board member, 4-H Foundation of Alberta
  • Past President, Alberta CAMA
  • Current member, Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA) Alberta Chapter

Faith Matchett VP Operations, Atlantic & Eastern Ontario, Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit is Canadian’s leading Agriculture and Agri-Business finance provider.

  • Finance and accounting professional with over 30 years’ experience.
  • FCPA, FCMA Secretary Treasurer for New Brunswick CPA Board
  • Doctorial Student, Royal Roads University
  • Member International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Coach, Hudson Institute
  • Member CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women)

For more information on our Board of Directors, email info@cabef.org

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Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation

22, Guyers Dr, R.R. #3

Port Elgin, ON, N0H 2C7

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