External Awards in Agriculture

Entrance and undergraduate awards:

  • AACT John Kitt Memorial Scholarship - The American Association of Candy Technologists is offering the AACT John Kitt Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded to a second year or higher undergraduate student who has demonstrated an interest in food science (confectionary preferred) and meets the criteria at www.aactcandy.org.
  • Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship - $1,500 entrance scholarships for those planning to enroll at a Canadian post‑secondary institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture, food science or culinary program.
  • Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation - six $2,500 scholarships for students enrolling in a post-secondary agricultural degree or diploma program
  • Canadian Meat Science Association Scholarships - The CMSA is now accepting scholarship applications for both graduate (2 x $3,000) and undergraduate (2 x $2,500) students interested in meat science research.
  • Career Trek Scholarships - for graduates of any Career Trek program who meet the other requirements listed in the application.
  • Farm Links Scholarships - for students who are planning to enroll in an agriculture-related field of study
  • Federated Co-operatives Limited Excellence in Ag Program for students enrolled in or entering an agriculture or business degree or diploma program. Scholarships, paid summer internships and fulltime career opportunities upon graduation.
  • FMC-CADAP Excellence Award for Agricultural Students - encourages students to enhance their communication skills and raise awareness of the importance of farm business management. Students must submit multimedia presentation, a video, a Twitter chat, a blog or a Wiki.
  • Holstein Canada Education Awards - 6 awards of $1,000 for agricultural students across Canada
  • International Livestock Forum Student Travel Fellowships - all undergraduate and graduate students from any university around the world, pursuing a degree in Animal Science or another agricultural field, are eligible to apply for an ILF Student Travel Fellowship. Twenty students will be selected for this fellowship, which covers flight, accommodations and conference registration costs.
  • Keith Gilmore Foundation Awards - for Canadian citizens who are diploma, degree, and graduate students engaged in studies leading to a career in the beef industry.
    • KGF Prize for Beef Cattle Innovation - supports excellence and leadership for applicants in advanced studies leading to a career in the beef industry. Valued at $10,000,
    • Hereford Youth Scholarship - supports excellence in ongoing studies in any undergraduate program leading to a career related to the livestock industry. Valued at $2,500.
    • Future of the Breed Scholarship - supports who have made outstanding contributions to the Hereford industry. Valued at $1,000.
  • Kirchner Food Fellowship program - fosters the development of individuals who have the practical skills and knowledge to make effective investments in emerging agricultural technologies that have the possibility of addressing global food security.
  • Major Jay Fox Memorial Scholarship - developed by the Manitoba Outstanding Young Farmers, this annual scholarship recognizes a student continuing in the field of agriculture that has made a significant difference in their communities. One bursary will be awarded annually in the amount of $500.
  • Manitoba Beef Producers Bursary - for Manitoba Beef Producers members or their children attending a university, college or other post‐secondary institution or pursuing trades training.
  • Manitoba Canola Growers Association - valued at $1,000. Applicants must be from a farm that is a member of the MCGA and must plan on attending a Canadian post-secondary institution within two years of graduating from high school.
  • Manitoba Forage Seed Award - $500 award to be offered to a qualified high school or university student who is a Manitoba resident; is a member of, or has a parent who is a member of, the Manitoba Forage Seed Association (MFSA), or who has a special interest in forage seed production (e.g. school study related to forage seeds); and is enrolled, or is applying to enroll, in a degree or diploma program in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba; and has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 or 65%.
  • Manitoba Schools Science Symposium Scholarships - participants at the MSSS are eligible to apply for these entrance scholarships
  • Masterfeeds Future Masterfeeder Scholarship - $1000 scholarship to an individual (ages 17-19) pursuing post-secondary education in the area of agriculture within Canada. Preference will be given to students majoring in animal science or biology.
  • Red River Exhibition Foundation - Agriculture & Agri-Food Scholarships - entrance and travel scholarships for agriculture students
  • Skip and Margaret Skaptason Memorial Scholarship - valued at $750. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Application forms available by contacting Alicyn Goodman at alicynIODE@gmail.com. Candidates are selected on the basis of academic excellence, good cititzenship and leadership potential. 

 

Graduate awards: 

  • Animal Nutrition Association of Canada Graduate Scholarships - Since 2004, ANAC has offered annual scholarships for graduate students enrolled in Animal Science or a related field of study at a Canadian university, with a specific interest (research project/course selection) in animal nutrition. There are two annual scholarships of $2,000 each, one awarded to applicants east of the Manitoba/Ontario border, and the other awarded to applicants west of the Manitoba/Ontario border.
  • Canadian Dairy Commission Scholarship Program - maximum of $20,000 per year for up to two years for a full-time Master’s students and maximum of $30,000 per year for up to three years for a full-time Ph.D. students. Both scholarships include $5,000 for the development of soft competencies including additional elements of study that benefit employability such as internships, presentations at industry conferences (national or international), training in product development, marketing, human resources, etc.
  • Canadian Meat Science Association Scholarships - The CMSA is now accepting scholarship applications for both graduate (2 x $3,000) and undergraduate (2 x $2,500) students interested in meat science research.
  • Canadian Meat Science Association Travel Award - The CMSA is offering a $2000 travel award to attending the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (an international scientific conference focused on meat science and technology.
  • Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship - For graduate students with a research focus related to agricultural business/commerce/economic/trade.
  • International Livestock Forum Student Travel Fellowships - all undergraduate and graduate students from any university around the world, pursuing a degree in Animal Science or another agricultural field, are eligible to apply for an ILF Student Travel Fellowship. Twenty students will be selected for this fellowship, which covers flight, accommodations and conference registration costs.
  • Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship (Soils) - The Agriculture Institute of Canada Foundation provides a scholarship for for graduate students in soil science and related studies (including environment, geology, agro-ecology, and other related disciplines). Students may be enrollend in any post-secondary institution within or outside of Alberta.
  • Keith Gilmore Foundation Awards - for Canadian citizens who are diploma, degree, and graduate students engaged in studies leading to a career in the beef industry.
  • Kirchner Food Fellowship program - fosters the development of individuals who have the practical skills and knowledge to make effective investments in emerging agricultural technologies that have the possibility of addressing global food security.
  • Seed of the Year Award - two scholarships of $4,000 will be awarded to students enrolled in plant breeding or genetics a a graduate level. Recipients will be selected from the following Western Canadian Universities: University of Alberta, University of Manitoba, or University of Saskatchewan.  Two applications will be submitted from each university for consideration.  Two scholarships will be selected from the six submitted.
  • William F. Jaggard Memorial Scholarship Award - Applicants are required to be currently enrolled or accepted into a graduate degree program specifically related to the flavor industry. According to the SFC, the ideal candidate will have a proven passion for analytical chemistry as it relates to the flavor or food industry. 


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