Contact: Mary Thornley
February 5, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Scholarships available for students pursuing agriculture education
[PORT ELGIN, ON] – The future of Canadian agriculture is bright and the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) provides financial support to encourage young people to pursue an education in agriculture and food. CABEF 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 scholarships have received a new name this year to reflect the diversity of the sector and the many career paths available. Now called the Pathways to Agri-Food Scholarships, the awards are funded through generous donations from the Canadian agriculture industry. The application deadline is April 30, 2019 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, Québec 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?"
The purpose of CABEF is to advance education and encourage excellence in the agriculture industry for the benefit of the public by providing scholarships to students enrolled in an agricultural related program at a college, university or technical institute in Canada. For more information, visit cabef.org.