Applications are now available for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s annual 2021 bursary program. The three winners will receive $2,000 each, which will go towards their post-secondary studies.
To be eligible, the applicants must live in Ontario and either be OFA members, children of, or employees of an OFA member. They must be either entering or currently enrolled in post-secondary education, with the objective of working in the agriculture industry.
Desirable candidates must exemplify an array of agricultural involvement and accomplishments, with a keen interest in the field and rural issues, volunteer and community experience, and satisfactory academic performance.
To apply, students must send in the filled-out application form found on the Ontario Federation of Agriculture’s website, a one-page cover letter explaining their education goals and plans for a future agricultural career, resume, proof of enrollment in a university or college, and a letter of recommendation showing personal involvement in the community and in the industry.
The deadline to submit an application is August 31. The three winners will be announced in November at the OFA 2021 annual general meeting.
GUELPH — New $1,500 ‘Agri-Food Entrance’ scholarships will be offered to Ridgetown students entering the University of Guelph’s associate diplomas in agriculture, horticulture or environmental management.
The Grain Farmers of Ontario has contributed $30,000 toward the new program, which will encourage students to pursue their education and careers in diploma programs focused on the environment, plants and animals.
“We’re very excited to receive this generous gift to help us recruit upcoming leaders,” says Brett Shepherd, Director, Ridgetown Campus.
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