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Nuffield Canada Scholarship deadline closes June 30

June 3, 2024  By Top Crop Manager


The deadline to apply for the $20,000 Nuffield Canada Scholarship, a prestigious rural leadership program available to Canadian citizens who are involved in any aspect of agriculture, is June 30.

“The goal for the scholarship is to attract mid-career men and women who are ready to challenge themselves by doing 10 weeks of self-directed international travel study to examine and research an agricultural topic they are passionate about,” said a press release. After the travel study is completed, scholars share their findings in both a written report (approx. 10,000 words) and presentation to Nuffield Canada at their annual general meeting.

Any Canadians passionate about agriculture, between the ages of 25-50(ish), can apply through a written and one-way video application process. Scholarships are awarded to recipients from all areas of primary production including food, fibre, health care, biofuels, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture. Recipients can represent any aspect of the value chain such as primary production, processing, governance, communications, safety, mental health and others. Nuffield Canada values diversity and encourages applicants from all production philosophies such as commercial, organic, cottage, medicinal, Indigenous, Halal and others.

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This scholarship provides individuals with some unique opportunities to access the world’s most extensive network in food and farming and achieve personal development through travel and study. As a fast-track leadership development program, many scholars assume positions of greater influence in their field, delivering long-term benefits to Canadian farmers, growers, and the entire agriculture industry.

“A Nuffield Canada Scholarship is a great opportunity for anyone who is curious, driven and has an appetite for learning more about the agricultural industry, policy and global food trends,” says Lauren Park, 2022 Nuffield Scholar and owner of Forest Hill Apiary and Cosman and Whidden Honey Ltd. in Nova Scotia. “Not only does a scholar have the chance to travel, meet new people and learn about their specific topic of interest, a scholar is exposed to experts in various branches of agriculture from countries around the world, welcomed to embassies and around government tables, and given a chance to see and research their topic of interest as a piece of the global agricultural framework.”

For more information on how to apply, visit www.nuffield.ca.

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