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Scholarships

Choosing a career in agriculture and
food is the first step towards an
exciting, meaningful future.

The second step is education and training.

Explore our database of agriculture and farming scholarships, bursaries and awards available to help finance your post-secondary education.

Featured Scholarship

DFC Here for Tomorrow Scholarship

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This scholarship will invigorate and equip youth with the understanding that they have the power to make informed, sustainable food choices and career decisions. Teachers or career educators can support students in the scholarship application process by assigning it as a classroom project for course evaluation.

Eligibility

Open for applications as of April 4, 2022 to students in grades 10-12 and Secondary 4-5 across Canada.

Submission Requirements

Applicants will need to submit one of the following: a written essay (1,500 words), a video (3 mins), or a visual arts piece (ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, design, craft, photography, architecture), answering three key questions pertaining to their interests, agriculture and food careers, and global sustainability.

Deadline

June 1

4-H Canada

4-H Canada offers a variety of financial supports and opportunities each year for members pursuing post-secondary education and career goals, including scholarships, youth leadership awards, and bursaries.

The Jack Pemberton Youth Development Bursary is awarded to a high school senior 4-H member residing outside of Ontario with a keen interest in agriculture and a desire to attend Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Agrium Brandon University Bursaries

2 bursaries of $1,800 each

Eligibility

  • Students must be enrolled full-time in any of the following pre-professional programs: Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Management Studies or Social Work. These areas have been listed in order of their preference.

Agrium University of Manitoba Aboriginal Student Bursaries in Agriculture

Two bursaries of $2,000 each.

Eligibility

  • Aboriginal students enrolled full time in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Degree or Diploma programs.

Deadline

  • October

Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship

Thirty-two $3,000 scholarships annually.

Available to Canadian high school students who are enrolled in their final year of high school as of June 2, 2022 and eligible to graduate from high school in 2022. Successful applicants will each be awarded a scholarship valued at $3,000, based on demonstrated academic standards and leadership in the community. Selection will be made by an independent panel.

Eligibility

  • You must be planning to enroll at a Canadian post-secondary institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture, food science, or culinary program.
  • If you have applied for entry into a college or university, but have not yet been accepted, you can still apply for a Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship. However, if you are awarded a scholarship, you must provide an acceptance letter from your educational institution.
  • New for 2022 –Preference will be given to two (2) applicants of Canadian indigenous heritage.

Deadline

  •  Applications due in June 8.

Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) Scholarships

Seven $2,500 scholarships annually.

Scholarships are awarded to students based on a combination of leadership attributes, and an essay or video response to the question:

What do you consider to be the two main opportunities for the Canadian agriculture and food industry, and which one inspires you the most?

Eligibility

  • You must be a Canadian student entering or currently pursuing an agricultural related program at a Canadian college, university or apprenticeship (trade) institution.

Deadline

  • 5 p.m. EST April 30

G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship

Six scholarships of $4,000 each

What’s your bright idea? How far will you take agriculture? Let’s grow your future together.

The future of the agriculture industry relies on innovation and technology in order to keep up with global demand. The future of agriculture relies on you. This calls for new ideas, and the possibilities are endless. 

G3 and Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada are dedicated to this innovated future. The G3 Grow Beyond Scholarship is our way of helping students like you recognize and reach your full potential in leading that change, wherever your career may take you.

Eligibility

  • Students must submit a 2- to 4-minute video describing their vision for the future of agriculture.

Deadline

May 4, 2022

Keystone Agricultural Producers University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship

One $1,000 awarded annually.

Eligibility

You must be an undergraduate student who:

  • Has achieved a minimum 80% average on courses used for admission to the School of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba
  • Is enrolled full-time in the first year of study in the Diploma in Agriculture program
  • Is a KAP member, or is from a KAP member family
  • Has demonstrated community involvement and leadership abilities while in high school.

If there is no student that meets all of the eligibility criteria, the award can be offered to a student that meets criteria (1), (2), and (4).

The selection committee will be the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Awards Committee.

Deadline

  • October

Manitoba Beef Producers Scholarships

Six $500 bursaries annually for MBP members or their children attending a university, college or other post-secondary institution or pursuing trades training.

Eligibility

  • Preference will be given to those students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or to those acquiring a skilled trade that would be beneficial to the rural economy.
  • A selection committee reviews the submissions. 

Deadline

  • May

Manitoba Canola Growers Scholarships

Five $1,000 scholarships awarded annually.

Available to students from a farm that is a member of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association who are planning to attend post-secondary education in any field within two years of graduating. 

Applications will be judged by an independent panel based on academic standing, personal canola connection, references, essay submission, and school and community involvement. 

Eligibility

The Manitoba Canola Growers Scholarship Program is available to Manitoba high school students who are:

  • enrolled in their final year of high school
  • eligible to graduate in the current school year
  • from a farm that is a member of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association 
  • planning to enroll at a Canadian post-secondary institution

Deadline

  • Beginning of April 

Manitoba Crop Alliance Bursary

Bursaries valued at $2000 each will be awarded to six students

Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) supports students who are in post-secondary education programs, studying to support the agriculture industry. MCA has established a bursary intended to assist with the financial needs of students who are enrolled in a post-secondary agricultural program within the Province of Manitoba. 


Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) is a commodity organization representing wheat (spring & winter), barley, corn, sunflower and flax farmers in the province of Manitoba. MCA strives to continuously improve the competitiveness and profitability of all crops represented by the organization through work in four key areas: research, agronomy, market development and access, and communications. With the establishment of this bursary, MCA hopes to encourage and support students studying work in or support the agriculture industry.

Eligibility

  • have completed their first or second year of post-secondary education at the college or university level (Diploma or Degree) and are enrolled, full-time for the 2021/2022 school year in an agricultural program within the Province of Manitoba; 
  • have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0;
  • have an interest in wheat (spring or winter), corn, barley, flax or sunflower crops, or agriculture in general, as demonstrated in a brief, one-page letter;
  • are from a farm that is a member in good-standing of Manitoba Crop Alliance (you can inquire about this at hello@mbcropalliance.ca).

Submission Requirements

Letters should be a maximum of 500 words and the applicant should include information on the following: (i) their connection to or interest in agriculture, (ii) why they decided to enroll in an agriculture-related post-secondary program, and (ii) how they hope to benefit the agriculture industry once they have graduated and are in the workforce.

Deadline

January 14

Manitoba Sheep Association Post-Secondary Scholarship

One $500 scholarship.

Eligibility

  • You must be current member of the MSA or the student relation of a current MSA member.

Submission Requirements

  • Official proof of current enrolment in a post-secondary program prior to receiving the scholarship. Please indicate your field of study.
  • Two references from individuals in the community or sheep industry.
  • A one-page essay outlining one of the following:
    • Your involvement in a community activity (i.e. school, church, community club, 4-H, hospital, charity work, etc.)
    • Your involvement in the sheep industry

Deadline

  • June

For more information, contact Manitoba Sheep Association Scholarship Committee at mb@mbsheep.ca

Peak of the Market Bursary

One $4000 bursary

In order to apply for the Peak of the Market bursary, you must be entering or continuing post-secondary studies in an agriculture or food-science program at a western Canadian University or accredited College (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia). Preference will be given to applicants that are pursuing studies that are applicable to the commercial potato and vegetable industries in western Canada. In addition, you must include all information as per the application process. The chosen applicant will be awarded one bursary valued at $4,000. It must be spent within the academic year it is awarded.

Eligibility

  • Be accepted to enter or already be enrolled in full-time studies in an agriculture and/or food science bachelor or diploma program at an accredited western Canadian University or accredited College (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia).
  • Use the bursary within the academic year it is awarded.
  • Provide all of the information and documentation as outlined in the application process.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are pursuing studies that are applicable to the commercial potato and vegetable industries in western Canada. 
  • Self-identify financial need.

Submission Requirements

Selection will be based on the following score card:

50% Financial Need
20% Reference Letters
20% One-page Vision Essay
10% Resume

Deadline

Annually on the 2nd Friday in May. 

Manitoba Women's Institute Scholarships

Two $1,000 scholarships awarded annually.

Find out more about the Manitoba Women's Institute.

Eligibility

  • You must be a rural Manitoba resident
  • You must be enrolled in a recognized academic or vocational course to gain knowledge and skills that would enable you to acquire professional or technical status, enter the workforce, or change careers.

Deadline

  • May

University of Manitoba Agricultural and Food Sciences Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available to Manitoba high school students who plan to enter the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba.

Eligibility

  • Eligible students may enter either the two-year Diploma in Agriculture program or the four-year Bachelor of Science degree program. 

Deadline

  • Vary by award so be sure to check when to apply for each one.

University of Manitoba, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences – Centennial Entrance Scholarship

11 scholarships valued at $2,000.

The University of Manitoba and Manitoba Agriculture of the Province of Manitoba are offering 11 scholarships valued at $2,000, to high school students with an interest in pursuing a degree or diploma in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba, and who:

Eligibility

  • Apply for admission to the University of Manitoba;
  • Complete courses required for admission into the University of Manitoba, from a high school located within the province of Manitoba;
  • Provide a brief letter outlining her or his vision for rural Manitoba and career goals in the agri-food and rural economy sectors;
  • Provide an updated resume;
  • Provide a transcript with most recent/interim marks; and,
  • Provide a personal reference letter from an employer, supervisor or other (not a family member, personal friend or Manitoba Agriculture staff member).

Deadline

  • April of each year