Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation Scholarships

April 30, 2024

The agriculture and food industry is an exciting and growing field. Whether you’re looking to become a plant breeder, an agri-marketer, a researcher, part of the agri-retail industry, a Ph.D., a farmer, or an agricultural equipment technician, it all starts with an undergraduate degree, diploma, or apprenticeship in an agriculturally-based or related program.

CABEF awards seven $2,500 scholarships annually to full-time students enrolling or currently in an agricultural related program at a Canadian university, college or apprenticeship institution. These scholarships are funded through generous donations from agri-business and people involved in the agricultural and food industry.

Students from across Canada are invited to apply. One scholarship will be awarded in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, the Atlantic Provinces as a whole and one from British Columbia/Territories.

How to Apply

  1. Canadian students who will be entering their 1st year or currently in their 2nd or 3rd year pursuing an agricultural or ag-related program at a recognized Canadian college, university or trade school are eligible to apply. Full time students only. Current 4th year or post-graduate students are not eligible to apply.
  2. Past CABEF scholarship winners and family of CABEF board members not eligible to apply.
  3. Students must be at least 16 years of age to apply.

Application form

Within the online application, essays can be either in written format or video. Written essays must be between 750 – 1000 words. Videos must be a minimum of 2 minutes to a maximum of 5 minutes in length and provide a YouTube link to the video within the application form.

Essay Question:

“Canada is a global leader in sustainable agriculture and food production. Provinces and Territories came together to create the Guelph Statement which outlines a vision for 2028. Select one of the six guiding principles and describe three ways that the agriculture and food industry can remain sustainable for years to come. ”

Applicants will be assessed on a combination of their leadership attributes, and written or video response to the provided question. Essay/video judging rubric.

Entries must be received by CABEF on or before 5:00 PM ET on April 30th, 2024.

Winners will be selected and notified no later than May 31st, 2024. Winners must provide proof of enrolment from their post-secondary institution by September 30. The students will receive their scholarship money within 30 days of receiving proof of enrolment. Proof of enrolment is to be sent by email to: The judges’ decision is final.

Note: the application form cannot be saved. Students have a one-time access to the application form. It’s suggested to type your essay and list of leadership activities in a Word document and then cut and paste into the application form.