Ag Scholarships and Bursaries
Opportunities to help finance your education
Agrium provides 2 busaries of $1,800 to 2 students enrolled full-time in any of the following pre-professional programs: Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Management Studies or Social Work. These areas have been listed in order of their preference.
More information and application here.
Agrium provides 2 busaries of $2,000 to 2 Aboriginal students enrolled full time in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Degree or Diploma programs.
Usual deadline beginning of October each year.
More information here.
The Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program is available to Canadian high school students who are enrolled in their final year of high school and eligible to graduate from high school at the end of the school year. Those eligible for a scholarship must be planning to enroll at a Canadian post‑secondary institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture, food science or culinary program.
If you have applied for entry into a college or university, but have not yet been accepted, you can still apply for a Bayer 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 scholarship valued at $1500, based on demonstrated academic standards and leadership in the community. Selection will be made by an independent panel.
Applications open approximately March 1 - May 31.
Information and applications available online.
Each year, one scholarship valued at $1,000 will be offered to an undergraduate student who:
- Has achieved a minimum 80% average on courses used for admission to the School of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba
- Is enrolled full-time in the first year of study in the Diploma in Agriculture program
- Is a KAP member, or is from a KAP member family
- Has demonstrated community involvement and leadership abilities while in high school.
If there is no student that meets all of the eligibility criteria, the award can be offered to a student that meets criteria (1), (2), and (4).
The selection committee will be the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Awards Committee.
Usual deadline October each year.
More information and application form here.
Manitoba Beef Producers (MBP) is pleased to offer six $500 bursaries annually for MBP members or their children attending a university, college or other post-secondary institution or pursuing trades training.
Preference will be given to those students pursuing a field of study related to agriculture or to those acquiring a skilled trade that would be beneficial to the rural economy.
A selection committee reviews the submissions.
Usual deadline in May each year.
More information and application here.
The Manitoba Canola Growers Scholarship Program is available to Manitoba high school students who are enrolled in their final year of high school and eligible to graduate in the current school. Those eligible for a scholarship must be from a farm that is a member of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and must be planning to enroll at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
The scholarship must be used in the 2 years following high school graduation.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be from a farm that is a member of the Manitoba Canola Growers Association.
- Plan on attending a Canadian post-secondary institution within two years of graduation.
- Graduate this school year
Successful applicants will be awarded a $1000 scholarship based on academics, canola connection, school and community involvement, and essay submission. An independent scholarship review panel will make the selection.
Usual deadline in April of each year.
Each year , one $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who:
- Is a current member of the MSA or is the student relation of a current MSA member.
- Can show official proof of current enrolment in a post-secondary program prior to receiving the scholarship. Please indicate your field of study.
- Provides two references from someone in the community or sheep industry.
- Submits a 1 page essay outlining EITHER your involvement in a community activity (i.e. school, church, community club, 4-H, hospital, charity work, etc.) or your involvement in the sheep industry.
Usual deadline June each year.
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Each year two, $750 Manitoba Women’s Institute Scholarships are awarded to applicants taking a recognized academic or vocational course in order to update their skills and ultimately, enter the work force.
• Rural Manitoba resident
• Student enrolled in a recognized academic or vocational course to gain knowledge and skills that would enable them to acquire professional or technical status or to change careers and enter the work force.
Usual dealine in May each year.
Information and applications available through the Red River Exhibition Foundation online here.
These scholarships will be awarded to Manitoba high school students who plan to enter the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Eligible students may enter either the two-year Diploma in Agriculture program or the four-year Bachelor of Science degree program. Students entering the degree program either through Direct Entry (right out of high school) or through Advanced Entry (after completion of University 1) must register for a specific set of courses in their first year as determined by the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.
The $2000 scholarships will be used to pay tuition in the first year of the diploma program. For students entering the degree program through Direct Entry, the funds will be applied to tuition in the first year. For students entering through Advanced Entry, the funds will be held until the student exits University 1 and registers in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences in their second year of study.
Usual deadline in April each year.
Application and more information here.