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Some companies and organizations offer scholarships or bursaries of particular interest to FMT students. While we can't guarantee that we'll always know about all of them, we'll post information for you about the ones we do find. Then it's up to you to apply for them!
 
Students from beef farms/ranches should note: many breed associations in Canada provide scholarships (Angus, Shorthorn, Simmental, Hereford, etc). Contact fmt [dot] macdonald [at] mcgill [dot] ca (us) or check their youth association pages for details.
 
Visit the AUCC website for additional scholarships available for post-secondary studies.

- Current Student Scholarships -

Deadlines for external scholarships are set by the associations/organizations that offer the awards. Check their websites periodically for updates or changes.

Excellence Award for Ag Students

Each year, Farm Management Canada collects submissions from agricultural students across Canada and awards three winners with $1,500 for first place, to go towards furthering their education in agriculture. The award is designed to help students develop their communication skills by having the opportunity to voice their opinion on a subject related to farm management by using a multimedia presentation, video, blog, twitter chat, etc. The award is jointly offered with the Canadian Association of Diploma in Agriculture Programs (CADAP). For more information and the application form, please click here. Deadline to apply: May 6, 2016. 

John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarships

This award, valued at $1,000 (15 available) is available to applicants who are aged 16+, and in their final year of high school or CEGEP or currently studying at a college or university. They must be a 4-H member in good standing and planning to attend or continue to study at a post-secondary institution in September 2016. Applicants must provide a 500-word essay on a specific topic, 1 reference letter, and show their acceptance from trade school/college/university as part of the application form.  Students can apply here. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2016.

Larry Milton Campbell Memorial 4-H Scholarships

4-H Canada in conjunction with the Canadian Meat Council, offers two $2,500 scholarships to 4-H members planning to attend a Canadian university in September 2016 in Food Science, Meat Science or Animal Science and who has his/her roots in farming. Students must be 16+ and in their final year of high school or CEGEP. For more information, please click here. Deadline: May 31, 2016.

Weston Family 4-H Agricultural Scholarships

4-H Canada will award scholarships to 4-H members in good standing who are aged 16+, in their final year of high school or CEGEP or currently studying at a college or university, and who are continuing their studies in an agricultural program at a post-secondary institution in September 2016. Applicants must provide 2 letters of recommendation, a school transcript, a 1000-word essay on a specified topic, a description of 4-H and community leadership involvement, awards, distinctions, etc. and their letter of acceptance from college/university.  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2016.

OYF Memorial Scholarship

Two $1000 scholarships are awarded annually to individuals pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture. Students entering their first year of an agricultural diploma or degree program, or already studying in such a program may apply. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2016.

Jersey Canada Youth Scholarships

Jersey Canada offers two scholarships of $750 each to recognize outstanding interest, knowledge and achievement in the Jersey breed, as well as agriculture in general. The scholarships are available to all young Canadian Jersey enthusiasts enrolled in at least the second year of study at any post-secondary College or University. Candidates must not have previously been awarded the Jersey Canada Youth Scholarship. For more information and to apply, click here. Deadline: September 15, 2016.

Nola Brown Continuous Achievement Award

In memory of Nola Brown, former Jersey Canada employee, this award will be presented annually at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Criteria for interested applicants:

  • a student entering or continuing college or university (program does not need to be agriculture related);
  • an individual who participates in activities in their home community, displays qualities of leadership and has a strong independent work ethic;
  • a Canadian citizen who is connected to the Jersey business or interested and involved with the Jersey cow;
  • a person who clearly demonstrates the ability to work with others in a cooperative and productive manner, has a keen interest and aptitude in some aspect of agriculture, a love of animals, contributes significantly through volunteer work and participate in extracurricular activities.

Applicants should send a resumé and cover letter outlining their achievements to the Jersey Canada office or email the Nola Brown Selection Committee: nolabrownaward [at] gmail [dot] com. More details here. Deadline to apply: September 15, 2016.

Tronia Post-Secondary Scholarships

This competition is open to all students enrolled in an agribusiness or related program. Recipients will be chosen based on leadership qualities, demonstrated involvement in extracurricular and community activities, and academic standing. Students must have an academic average of 80% or higher. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually. For more information and to download the form click here. Deadline to apply: October 9, 2015.

Warren Grapes Agricultural Education Fund

The objective of the Warren Grapes Agricultural Education Fund is to promote agricultural and silvicultural education and learning among the English-speaking farm and rural community of Quebec through the provision of bursaries. The Fund was created in September 1998 in honour of the late Warren Grapes who served many years as QFA president and was an inspiration to all. The Fund provides bursaries to support individuals pursuing secondary and post-secondary studies in recognized agriculture or silviculture programs. The bursaries are a direct grant of monies to recipients to cover any and all reasonable costs related to the pursuit their studies. For more information and the application form, please click here. Deadline to apply is October 16, 2015.

Congratulations to 2014 Warren Grapes Agricultural Education Bursary recipients Shelby Drew (Canton-de-Hatley, QC) and Amelie Sarrasin (Montreal, QC).  The bursaries were awarded at the QFA AGM on November 14, 2014.

  Amelie Sarrasin receiving her Warren Grapes Agricultural Education Scholarship in 2014.

 

Holstein Canada Education Awards

These awards are for regular or junior members of Holstein Canada, or sons/daughters of a member, who have completed at least one year of university/college (or Cégep in Quebec) and are returning to school in an agricultural program within the calendar year. Six bursaries of $1000 will be awarded as such: Western Canada (1), Ontario (2), Quebec (2) and Atlantic Canada (1). Consideration will be given to farm involvement & work experience, youth program involvement, career choice, and scholastic performance. For more information and the application form, please click here. Deadline to apply is November 27, 2015.

 

Loran Scholars

**For FMT students who are graduating this year and continuing their studies at university.**

30 graduating high school or CEGEP students are selected as Loran Scholars on the basis of character,academics, service, and leadership potential. Scholars receive a $9,000 annual stipend and a matching tuition waiver, a summer program, a week-long orientation expedition, one-on-one mentorship and participation in the community of past and present Loran Scholars, in total worth up to $80,000. Additionally, provincial awards of $2,000 are awarded to students who are short-listed but do not make the final scholars list. Deadline to apply: October 28, 2015 for direct applicant pool. For more information, visit their website.

Holstein Quebec Education Awards

These awards are offered to regular members and junior members of Holstein Quebec and sons/daughters of a member, who are currently completing a DEP in agriculture or who have already completed at least one year in an agricultural program at the college or university level and are returning to school. Four awards of $500 are given annually. Students must be interested in the dairy industry. To be eligible, the candidate must complete the application form, provide a letter of recommendation and submit their documents by December 1 annually.
 

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

Twenty renewable scholarships are awarded to Canadian (or Permanent Resident) students in their last year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000 and includes funds towards tuition and living expenses each year at a Canadian post-secondary institution (for up to a maximum of four years). Opportunities for summer employment, mentoring and annual activities are also included. Based on community leadership and academics (75% average or higher). For info, click here. Deadline to apply: November 27, 2015.

FRAQ Education Bursaries

These bursaries are designed to encourage academic excellence in the field of agriculture. Application is open to members of the Fédération de la relève agricole du Québec (FRAQ) who are currently enrolled in agricultural programs, either at the professional, collegial or university level. The bursaries are offered in partnership with la Financière agricole du Québec. A bursary of $750 is available to students currently pursuing studies in a collegial program. For more information on how to apply, please click here. Deadline to apply was January 15, 2015.

Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) Awards

**For FMT students who are graduating and continuing their studies at university.**

CABEF is awarding six (6) awards, valued at $2,500 each, to students in their final year of high school or Cegep and entering a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution agricultural program. Applicants will be assessed on the combination of their leadership attributes, academic standing, and answer to the essay question: "Why am I pursuing a career in agriculture?"  (max. 500 words). The application form can be found here. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

Hats Off to You Stéph!

Our 2014 regional winner, Stéphanie Bélanger-Naud pictured with FMT Associate Director, Serge Lussier (left) and her parents at the April 30th, 2014 regional presentation at the Institut Culinaire St-Piux X in Montreal.

Chapeau les filles 2014 laureat, Stéphanie Bélanger-Naud

Hats Off to You! is awarded to female students that study in technical and professional programs that are traditionally male-dominated occupations. It is to encourage and to value young women's study efforts in those occupations. This award is offered by the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec. Stéphanie also won a provincial MAPAQ scholarship for young women studying in agriculture, fisheries or food, awarded in Quebec City in June. The value of the national MAPAQ prize is $2,000. For more information on this contest, visit this website. Deadline to apply for the 2015 award was April 17, 2015.

Future Masterfeeder Scholarship (for ages 17 to 19)

Masterfeeds awards annually a scholarship of $1000 to the winning applicant that can demonstrate their passion and potential through an essay about what they hope to achieve for the future of food production or other ag-related pursuits through their education. Applicants may also include what has inspired them to pursue a career field in agriculture. The individual has goals of positively fueling an area of agriculture that will help shape the future of agriculture locally, nationally or globally. Visit their website for the application and more information. Deadline to apply is April 30th annually.

- Future Student (Entrance) Scholarships -

 

Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarships

The Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program is for Canadian high school students from family farms who have successfully enrolled at a Canadian educational institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture program. If you have applied for entry into a college or university, but have not yet been accepted, you can still apply for a Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship. However, if you are awarded a scholarship, you must provide an acceptance letter from your educational institution. Successful applicants will each be awarded a $1,500 scholarship based on demonstrated academic standards and leadership in the community. Selection will be made by an independent panel.  Deadline to apply was May 29, 2015. For more information and the application form, please click here.

Canadian Co-Operative Wool Growers 4-H Scholarships

The Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers in association with 4-H Canada are offering two $500 scholarships to 4-H members planning to attend a Canadian university or college in Fall 2016 in an agriculture-based program, ideally with a focus on sheep-related studies. For more information, please click here. Deadline: May 31, 2016.

CIBC Post-Secondary Education Scholarships

Eight scholarships valued at $1,000 are available to 4-H members in good standing who are aged 16+, in their final year of high school or CEGEP, and are planning to attend a post-secondary institution in September 2016 in a field related to agriculture, science, engineering, arts, business or health. They must submit a 500-word essay, 1 reference letter, and their letter of acceptance from college/university. Students can apply here. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2016. Congratulations to Véronique Brission, from Ste-Barbe, QC who was the Quebec recipient for 2015!

John Deere Canada 4-H Scholarships

This award, valued at $1,000 (15 available) is available to applicants who are aged 16+, and in their final year of high school or CEGEP or currently studying at a college or university. They must be a 4-H member in good standing and planning to attend or continue to study at a post-secondary institution in September 2016. Applicants must provide a 500-word essay on a specific topic, 1 reference letter, and show their acceptance from trade school/college/university as part of the application form.  Students can apply here. Deadline: May 31, 2016.

Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (L.E.A.D.)

CN is the sponsor of the 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction. L.E.A.D. honours the accomplishments of four special 4-H senior youth members. Each scholarship – with an overall value of $20,000 each over four years – is available to 4-H members aged 16+ who have demonstrated personal values, leadership and community involvement within one of 4-H’s Leadership Development Pillars. They must be in their final year of high school or CEGEP and plan to attend a Canadian post-secondary institution in Fall 2016. They must provide transcripts, two recommendation letters, and answer several questions about their involvement in the community and 4-H. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2016.

TD 4-H Agriculture Scholarships

4-H Canada awards 14 scholarships valued at $2,500 on behalf of TD Canada Trust. Applicants must be 16+ years old, in their final year of high school or CEGEP and planning to study at a post-secondary institution in September 2016 in an agricultural, agri-business or ag-science program. They must be 4-H members in good standing. Applicants must provide: a 500-word essay, 1 reference letter, their letter of acceptance from college/university, and a school transcript. Students can apply here. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2016. Congratulations to Cassidy Smith of Berwick, ON for winning one of the 2015 scholarships!

Weston Family 4-H Agricultural Scholarships

4-H Canada will award scholarships to 4-H members in good standing who are aged 16+, in their final year of high school or CEGEP or currently studying at a college or university, and who are continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution in September 2016. Applicants must provide 2 letters of recommendation, a school transcript, a 1000-word essay on a specified topic, a description of 4-H and community leadership involvement, awards, distinctions, etc. and their letter of acceptance from college/university. Students can apply here. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2016.

OYF Memorial Scholarship

Two $1000 scholarships are awarded annually to an individual pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture. Students entering their first year of an agricultural diploma or degree program, or already studying in such a program may apply. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply is June 30, annually.

TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

Twenty renewable scholarships are awarded to Canadian (or Permanent Resident) students in their last year of high school or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000 and includes funds towards tuition and living expenses each year at a Canadian post-secondary institution (for up to a maximum of four years). Opportunities for summer employment, mentoring and annual activities are also included. Based on community leadership and academics (75% average or higher). For info, click here. Deadline to apply: November 27, 2015.

Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) Awards

CABEF is awarding six (6) awards, valued at $2,500 each, to students in their final year of high school or Cegep and entering a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution agricultural program. Applicants will be assessed on the combination of their leadership attributes, academic standing, and answer to the essay question: "Why am I pursuing a career in agriculture?"  (max. 500 words). The application form can be found here. The deadline to apply was April 30, 2016.

Future Masterfeeder Scholarship (for ages 17 to 19)

Masterfeeds awards annually a scholarship of $1000 to the winning applicant that can demonstrate their passion and potential through an essay about what they hope to achieve for the future of food production or other ag-related pursuits through their education. Applicants may also include what has inspired them to pursue a career field in agriculture. The individual has goals of positively fueling an area of agriculture that will help shape the future of agriculture locally, nationally or globally. Visit their website for the application and more information. Deadline to apply is April 30th annually.

- Student Financial Aid -

Information and assistance is available at the Macdonald Campus Student Service Centre (Centennial Centre CC1-124) for all students concerning government aid programs (includes all Canadian provinces), McGill Loans and Bursaries, and the Work Study Program. During the academic year (September to April) appointments are available with the Financial Aid Counsellor for information concerning funding, debt management, budget counselling and the McGill Loans and Bursaries Program. Please call 514-398-7992 for details or to make an appointment with the Financial Aid Counsellor.

For more details about: Government aid programs, McGill Loans and Bursaries, Debt Management, Budget Counselling, Work Study Program and Scholarships, please visit the McGill Scholarships and Student Aid Office.

All applicants for McGill aid must apply for maximum government aid or other assistance for which they are eligible. For Quebec students, please consult on-line Aide Financière aux études (Student Aid) at www.afe.gouv.qc.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

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