Scholarships available for students pursuing agriculture
By Top Crop Manager
The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) is awarding seven $2,500 scholarships to students entering or currently pursuing an agricultural or agri-food related program at a Canadian college, university or technical institution.
CABEF awards these scholarships annually, providing financial support to encourage young people to pursue an education in agriculture and food. The application deadline is April 30, 2019 and information on how to apply can be found at cabef.org.
As in previous years, one scholarship will be awarded in each of the following provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec and British Columbia/Territories. This year, for the first time, there will also be one awarded in Atlantic Canada for a total of seven $2,500 scholarships. 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 industry and which one inspires you the most?”
The scholarships have received a new name this year to reflect the diversity of the sector and the many career paths available. Now called the Pathways to Agri-Food Scholarships, the awards are funded through generous donations from the Canadian agriculture industry.
“There are many pathways students can take on their way to careers in the agriculture industry,” says Jennifer Norrie, chair of the CABEF board of directors. “By providing scholarships to students who are pursuing agriculture and food careers in Canada, we are proud to support the future of our industry.”