LONDON — The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers have three bursaries on the table for eligible college or university students studying commercial field agriculture/horticulture or food manufacturing.
The OPVG Bursary Program was created to support and encourage students pursuing a career in the processing vegetable industry and to ensure entry of new individuals into the sector.
One $2,000 bursary is awarded to a student in their second year at Ridgetown Campus in memory of former OPVG Director Jim Whitson.
The second $2,000 bursary is awarded to a student in their second, third, fourth or post-graduate year of study at an eligible college or university, in memory of former OPVG Director Ken Epp.
The third bursary is an Industry award with a value of $1,000 for a student in their second, third, fourth or post-graduate year of study at an eligible college or university.
Applicants must be registered as a full-time student in a program which relates to the processing vegetable industry. Eligibility details and a Bursary Application Form are available on the OPVG website at www.opvg.org or by request via email at email@example.com. Applications must be received at OPVG no later than Nov. 15, 2021.
The OPVG represents 350 processing vegetable growers who produce crops like tomatoes, onions, sweet corn, carrots, cucumbers, beans, peas, squash and pumpkins.