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Agricultural Scholarships

Elgin County/Kettle Creek Agricultural Conservation Scholarship

Residents of Elgin County or the Kettle Creek water-shed currently pursuing agriculturally-related studies with an emphasis on compatibility with the natural environment are eligible to apply.  This $500 scholarship is administered by the Kettle Creek Conservation Trust.  The deadline is July 1st.  Download details and application form. scholarship application

OFA 80th Anniversary Bursary

Three new bursaries for students of OFA families who are entering or currently pursuing a post-secondary education in an agriculture-related program are available this year to mark OFA’s 80th anniversary. The bursaries will be awarded regionally, including one recipient from each region across Ontario (Northern, Eastern and South-Western). Eligible applicants include students of OFA families from across the province. The selected recipients will be announced at the 2016 OFA Annual General Meeting & Convention. For more details, visit

Leighton & Betty Brown Conservation Scholarship

Students living in the Long Point Region Watershed are invited to apply for one of three $1000 scholarships.  In Elgin, those students will live in Bayham and part of Malahide Municipalities.   The deadline is June 15, 2016.   For more details, please visit the website.

Plowing Match Scholarship

The County of Elgin and representatives from the 2010 International Plowing Match award a scholarship of $2,500 to one female and one male from Elgin County who are studying in an agriculturally-related program.  The deadline is May 15, 2016.  Further information, and application form is available on the County’s website.

William Kingsley Erickson Bursary

Graduating secondary school students living in the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority watershed, in Southwold, Dutton/Dunwich or West Elgin are eligible to apply for this bursary.  The deadline for this bursary is August 29, 2016. For details, please visit the LTVCA website.

Elgin County Women’s Institute Scholarship

The Elgin County Women’s Institute Scholarship is open to all Elgin County 4-H members, past and present.
This Scholarship is for $500 and is administered by the Elgin County Women’s Institute.
The application deadline is July 15, 2016.   Download details and application FWIO Schlarship2015

Giles Hume 4-H Ontario Centennial Award

Recognizing leadership and dedication to community betterment, and established in the summer of 2015 in honour of the 100 year anniversary of 4-H in Ontario, this award of $2,000 will be granted to a recipient to assist with their post-secondary education as recognition of excellence in 4-H and their home community.


Any 4-H Ontario member who is in good standing, paid their membership fee the year the award will be given and is enrolled in at least one club at the time of the application is eligible to apply. The youth must also have been a 4-H member in the previous year and have completed at least one club that year.

Young people who have applied for post-secondary training to begin in the fall of that year are eligible. Documentation required to verify this would be a copy of acceptance which outlines the field of study, school and program. “Post-secondary school” in this instance is deemed as a college diploma, post-secondary certificate program (minimum one year in length) or university degree in any field of study.

The deadline application for this award is July 31, 2016.  For more details please visit:
Giles Hume 4-H Ontario Centennial Award

Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation Scholarship

Six $2,500 scholarships annually to students enrolling in a post-secondary agricultural degree or diploma program.
The scholarships will be awarded in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec – with an additional scholarship available for students from other provinces or territories. Applicants will be considered on academic standing, past and current leadership attributes, and on an essay entitled “Why I am pursuing a career in agriculture.”

The deadline for these Scholarships is April 30, 2016, 5 p.m. EST.

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