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

Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation awards seven $2,500 scholarships annually to Canadian students who are entering or currently pursuing an agricultural related program at a Canadian college, university or apprenticeship (trade) institution.

Scholarships are awarded to students based on a combination of leadership attributes, and an essay or video response to the question “What do you consider to be the two main opportunities for the Canadian agriculture and food industry and which one inspires you the most?”

The agriculture and food industry 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, a farmer or an agricultural equipment technician, it all starts with an undergraduate degree, diploma or apprenticeship in an agriculturally based or related program.

Scholarships

CABEF awards seven $2,500 scholarships annually to students enrolling or currently in an agricultural related program at a Canadian university, college or apprenticeship institution. These scholarships are funded through generous donations from agri-business and people involved in the agricultural and food industry.

Students from across Canada are invited to apply for one of seven scholarships awarded annually. One scholarship will be awarded in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, the Atlantic Provinces as a whole and one from British Columbia/Territories.

Applicants will be assessed on a combination of their leadership attributes, and written or video response to the question “What do you consider to be the two main opportunities for the Canadian agriculture and food industry and which one inspires you the most?”

Watch the video from our 2018 scholarship recipients.



Scholarship Eligibility

  1. Canadian students entering or currently pursuing an agricultural or ag-related program at a recognized Canadian college, university or trade school are eligible to apply.
  2. Students must be at least 16 years of age to apply.
  3. Application form must be completed in full and saved as PDF.
  4. Activities demonstrating leadership must be completed and saved as a PDF.
  5. Submissions can be either in written format or video. Written essays must be between 750 – 1000 words and provide as a PDF. Videos must be a minimum of 2 minutes or maximum of 5 minutes in length and provide a YouTube link to video. Click here to view video requirements.
  6. Entries must be received by CABEF on or before 5:00PM EST April 30th.
  7. Winners will be selected and notified no later than May 31st.
  8. Winners must provide proof of enrolment from their post-secondary institution by September 30. The students will receive their scholarship money within 30 days of receiving proof of enrolment. Proof of enrolment to be sent by email:info@cabef.org

Forms

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Corporate Donation Form. Download Now.
Individual Donation Form. Download Now.
Jenn Norrie

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Jenn Norrie Communications Manager, North America

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
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About Us

The purpose of CABEF is to advance education by providing scholarships, bursaries, and awards to students enrolled in agricultural or agri-business related programs at a university, college or trade school in Canada.

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Jenn Norrie

Jenn Norrie

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Jenn Norrie Communications Manager, North America

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
Mary Thornley

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Amanda Howard

Amanda Howard

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Morgan Knezacek

Morgan Knezacek

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Mary ThornleyMary Thornley Management

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

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

Morgan KnezacekCo-founder and Chief Executive Officer, WorkHorse Hub

WorkHorse hub is an online platform dedicated to connecting the right people with the right skills to the right employers in agriculture.

  • Experienced business and HR professional with over 15 years of experience working in the agriculture industry
  • Consulted and created Human Resource and recruitment strategies for John Deere, Canadian Grain Commission and Siemens Transportation Group
  • Graduate of Executive Search & Leadership Consulting Program from Cornell University and certified in Myers Briggs and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Intell Executive Search Associate
  • Provides ongoing support and consultation to the 8,000 acre family farm Morgan was raised on at Watrous, Saskatchewan
Candace Hill

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Martina Pfister

Martina Pfister

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Becky Parker

Becky Parker

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Candace Hill Manager Special Projects, Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada is Canada’s leading agriculture lender providing flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry.

  • Marketing professional with over 20 years of experience working at Conexus Credit Union, MNP, Viterra, and Farm Credit Canada
  • Proud Agvocate who led the Agriculture More Than Ever cause (2015-2018)
  • Current member of the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association (CAMA), Saskatchewan chapter

Martina PfisterOntario Livestock Specialist, Pioneer Hi-Bred

Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics to farmers worldwide. Pioneer seeks to increase customer productivity, profitability and develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere.

  • Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) Class 16 participant
  • 2010 University of Guelph Graduate in Agricultural Science
  • Northumberland Holstein Club Director

Becky ParkerManager, Community Trust, BC Agriculture Council

BC Agriculture Council (BCAC) is the only provincial-wide general farm organization representing the farmers and ranchers of British Columbia. BCAC proudly serves nearly 30 commodity associations who in turn generate 96% of the farm gate sales in B.C.

  • Agriculture communications professional with 8+ years experience working with companies such as AgScape, Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and Agricorp
  • Nuffield Canada Scholar (2015), studying agriculture career education
  • Vice Chair, Nuffield Canada
  • Ontario Certified Teacher
Jennifer Kyle

Jennifer Kyle

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Amanda Mitchell

Amanda Mitchell

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Jennifer KyleSenior Communications Specialist, Beef Farmers of Ontario

The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) is the leading organization in Ontario working with beef farmers to develop and support landmark achievements that move the province’s beef industry forward sustainably and profitably. BFO is an advocate and unified voice for the province’s 19,000 beef farmers, representing all sectors of the industry.

  • Agriculture marketing communications professional with 12 years experience working with companies such as Semex, Ontario Holstein, Holstein Canada and BFO
  • Member of AgScape; Current Board Director
  • Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) Class 16 participant
  • Member of the Brant County Ag Awareness Committee since 2009
  • Rotarian and Vice-Chair (Central Europe) of the District 7090 International Youth Exchange Committee

Amanda Mitchell2017 CABEF Scholarship Recipient

Undergraduate Student, University of Saskatchewan, Agronomy

  • 4-H member for 10 years
  • Past SRC President
  • Community Volunteer
  • Global Youth Institute Participant, 2014

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

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