[PORT ELGIN, ON, January 23, 2024] – Applications are now open for seven, $2,500 scholarships from the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation. Any student entering or pursuing an agricultural related program at a Canadian college, university or apprenticeship (trade) institution is eligible to apply. The awards empower young leaders to follow one of the endless career paths in the agri-food sector.
“Canadian agriculture needs more passionate people to address the challenges of tomorrow, ” said Becky Parker, Chair of the CABEF Board of Directors. “We are proud to support the future of our industry by providing scholarships to deserving students who are pursuing agriculture and food careers in Canada.”
One scholarship is awarded in each of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, British Columbia/Territories and Atlantic Canada. Applicants are assessed on a combination of their leadership attributes, and written or video response to the question, “Canada is a global leader in sustainable agriculture and food production. Provinces and Territories came together to create the Guelph Statement which outlines a vision for 2028. Select one of the six guiding principles and describe three ways that the agriculture and food industry can remain sustainable for years to come.”
CABEF advances education and encourages excellence in the agri-food sector by providing scholarships to students enrolled in agricultural studies at a Canadian college, university or technical institute. For more information, visit cabef.org.