Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers Program is proud to introduce the OYF Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded annually to two individuals pursuing post secondary education in agriculture. This scholarship is possible through the foresight of alumnus Martin Streef (Ontario 1996). Martin’s dedication to agriculture and the OYF program will help future generations pursue their passion for agriculture.
Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually. One scholarship is awarded to an individual entering post secondary education from high school. The second scholarship is awarded to an individual who has already completed at least one year of post secondary study
How to Apply
- Open to any individual in Canada pursuing post secondary education leading to a diploma or degree in agriculture.
- One scholarship is awarded to an individual entering post secondary education from high school.
- The second scholarship is awarded to an individual who has already completed at least one year of post secondary study.
- Each applicant will type a short one page essay based on the following question:
- “Why are you passionate about agriculture in Canada?”
- Each application must also be accompanied by the following:
- A letter confirming the applicant’s involvement in agricultural affairs from a non‐family member
- A letter of character reference from a non‐family member
- A current transcript of the applicant’s marks
- Applications must be received by June 30 by the Program Manager. The winner will be announced by September 1. Payment will be made upon receipt of proof of acceptance to a post secondary institution in agricultural studies.
- Applications will be forwarded to the judging panel by the Program Manager with the personal information concealed to ensure applicants are judged anonymously.
- The winner will be notified by September 1, and an official announcement will be made in the October OYF Newsletter. An official presentation will be made at either the National OYF Recognition Event or Regional Event, whichever is closest in traveling distance to the winner.