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Scholarships available for students pursuing agriculture education

Program awards seven $2,500 scholarships annually.


February 7, 2020
By Canadian Poultry magazine

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The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) provides financial support to encourage young people to pursue an education in agriculture and food.

CABEF’s Pathways to Agri-Food Scholarships awards seven $2,500 scholarships annually to students entering or currently pursuing an agricultural or agri-food related program at a Canadian college, university or technical institution.

The Pathways to Agri-Food Scholarships are funded through donations from the Canadian agriculture industry. The application deadline is April 30, 2020 and information on how to apply can be found at cabef.org.

“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.”

As in previous years, one scholarship will be awarded in each of the following provinces: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec 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?”