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External Agriculture Scholarships

Many external scholarships and bursaries are offered to university students on behalf of outside organizations. Most are awarded annually, unless otherwise stated. Before applying for these awards, please be advised that there are some restrictions. The guidelines, policies, and application procedures for each award can be found by clicking on the individual award name. Deadlines will vary and may change from those listed.

Although not exclusive to Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture students, the following awards may be of particular interest to students entering or currently studying at Dal-AC.

Check here for other external scholarship and bursary opportunities that are open to all Dalhousie applicants.

Agropour Agriculture and Food Science Scholarship
Two scholarships valued at $2,500 each are awarded to New Brunswick students attending a post-secondary institution for the coming year in a field related to Food Science or Agriculture.

Aquaculture Association of Canada Scholarship
Awarded annually to AAC student members enrolled in an aquaculture-related program. Selection is based on scholastic ability; interest and involvement in aquaculture; publication record, if any; and a 250-word essay on where the applicant sees him/herself contributing to sustainable aquaculture development in the future. Deadline: March 31.

Canadian Meat Science Association Scholarships
The Percy Gitelman Memorial Scholarship and the CMC Associate Members Scholarship are available for graduate students. The Ronald A. Chisholm Undergraduate Scholarship is available to undergraduates. Graduate students must be full time students and conducting applied or basic meat research. Undergraduate students must be registered full time in a BSc program in Agriculture and/or Food Science, interested in studying Meat Science in Canada. Deadline: January 9.

CIBC 4-H Secondary Education Scholarship
Awarded to 4-H members in their last year of high school based on academics and community involvement. Deadline December 18.

Clean Nova Scotia Scholarships
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Clean Nova Scotia has established a $20,000 scholarship fund. One $2000 award will be granted each year for 10 years to graduate students (MSc. and PhD) studying within NS and conducting research in the area of environmental studies. The intent of this scholarship is to support education and research in those areas in which Clean Nova Scotia seeks to effect change: climate change and energy, waste, water, air quality, environmental education, and the interactions of environment and health. Environmental studies encompasses environmental science, engineering, management and conservation, as well as environment-related programs in other disciplines.  

Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick Memorial Scholarships
Awarded to NB residents who are enrolled in the first year of a recognized post-secondary agricultural program. 

Jamie Irving Memorial 4-H Scholarship
Presented to a PEI student with a 4-H background. Deadline: April 13.

Kings County Federation of Agriculture Bursary
The Kings County Federation of Agriculture Bursary is awarded to a resident of Kings County, NS, entering 1st year of full-time study. Selection criteria include financial need, academic performance, and contribution and participation in the agricultural industry of Kings County. The selection will be made by the donor. Applications are available from and must be received by June 1 at the following address:
Kings County Federation of Agriculture
P0 Box 14, Kentville, NS B4N 3V9

Monsanto Canada Inc. Scholarships
Awarded to high school students entering the first year of Agriculture (any discipline), Forestry, Agri-Science, or Management (Marketing/Finance) degree or diploma programs. Students from agricultural or forestry family farms are eligible. Selection criteria include academic performance and leadership in the community. Deadline: May 29.

New Brunswick Fruit Growers’ Association Scholarship
Awarded to an NB resident entering a program of study in horticulture or related courses with the purpose of returning to, or working in, the New Brunswick tree fruit industry. Selection criteria include academic performance, involvement in community activities, volunteer work, farming or orchard experience, interest in the fruit-growing industry, and career plans. Deadline: September 30 to NBFGA, Scholarship Committee, 1115 Regent Street, Suite 206, Fredericton, NB  E3B 3Z2.

New Brunswick Institute of Agrologists Scholarship
Awarded to an NB student entering the third year of a degree program in Agriculture at a recognized Canadian institution. Students should indicate their enrollment in one of the following Agrology disciplines: Agricultural Economics and Farm Management; Plant, Animal, Soil and Environmental Sciences; Pest Management; or Agrometeorology. Selection criteria include academic performance, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Applications must be submitted to Registrar, New Brunswick Institute of Agrologists, PO Box 3479, Station B, Fredericton, NB E3A 5H2. Deadline: October 1.

Nova Scotia 4-H Scholarships
Including the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture scholarships, TD scholarship, and NS 4-H Council scholarships. Deadlines vary.

Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation Education Bursary Program
Awarded to active NSEF members who exemplify the objectives of the NSEF. A candidate may only receive the bursary once. Deadline: May 1. 

Nova Scotia Fruit Growers’ Association Scholarship
Awarded to a student entering or already in a post-secondary program in the field of tree fruit production or a related science program which can include: biology, chemistry, food science, plant science, environmental science, business or agri-business. Selection criteria include academic achievement, participation in school and community activities, and interest in the tree fruit industry. Applications, including a resumé, university/college acceptance letter or transcript, and an essay outlining career and life goals should be mailed to: Education Committee, NS Fruit Growers’ Association, Blair House, 32 Main Street, Kentville, NS B4N 1J5. Deadline: May 31.

Nova Scotia Technology Education Association Scholarship
The Nova Scotia Technology Education Association is pleased to offer two entrance scholarships in the amount of $250 to the Bachelor of Technology in Applied Science program. Deadline March 31.

Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council of Canada (PIJAC) Scholarships
Awarded to PIJAC Canada members, their staff and immediate family who are pursuing post‑secondary studies in one of the fields pertinent to this industry. Deadline: April 29.  

Prince Edward Island Dairy Youth Trust Scholarship
Available to the son or daughter of a PEI resident currently pursuing their studies at a post secondary level.  Preference will be given to undergraduate students with an interest in animal science, animal genetics and/or business.  Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of one year of a university/college program. Deadline: June 1.

Prince Edward Island 4-H Council Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a PEI 4-H background who is entering university. Selection criteria include knowledge of 4-H history, community involvement, goals and ambitions, an essay, and an interview. Deadline: April 13.

Rotary Club of Truro Post-Secondary Entrance Educational Bursary                    
Open to students who reside in the geographic area served by the Rotary Club of Truro, Nova Scotia. Selection criteria include academic standing, community involvement, and financial need. Deadline: May 1.

Royal Canadian Legion Bursaries/Scholarships
Open to students entering first-year studies at university. The following bursaries/scholarships are offered: Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command Bursary; Jack Moore Memorial Dominion Command Bursary; LAC Bursary; Wales Scholarship (for disabled students); Elsie Jean Lambert Scholarship; Halifax Poppy Fund Bursary.

St. Margaret’s Bay Garden Club Bursary
Awarded to a student entering or studying Horticulture from the St. Margaret’s Bay area. Students must live in the region that extends from West Dover to Bayswater, NS, and inland from the Bay a distance of 15 km. Application process: letter from the applicant with following criteria: name and home address, confirmation of enrollment form indicating program of study, reason for choosing Horticultural program, how you plan to use your training in Horticulture,why you deserve the bursary, and two supporting reference letters from teachers or employers. Send application letter to: Diane Giffin-Boudreau, Chair, SMBGC, PO Box 307, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0. Application deadline: April 5.

George W. Slipp Memorial Scholarship
The Chicken Farmers of NB Marketing Board awards an annual scholarship in memory of Mr. George W. Slipp, to an NB resident who is enrolled in a post-secondary agricultural program. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, involvement in agriculture, and interest in the poultry or food industry. Applications are available from nbchicken@rogers.com.

Robert Walker Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1975 as a memorial to Robert Walker, who lost his life in a farm accident, scholarships are awarded to NB students entering a first year of post-secondary study. Applicants must have been active 4-H members in the Southern District of New Brunswick and have a farm background. Deadline: July 31.

Western District (NB) Grain Growers Scholarship
This $300 scholarship is awarded to a student currently registered in the 4-H Program in the Western District of New Brunswick, entering post-secondary study in the fall. Selection criteria includes financial need, academic record, and 4-H involvement. Application information is available from the NB Provincial 4-H office.

George B. Whalen Memorial Scholarship
The New Brunswick Milk Marketing Board awards a scholarship in memory of George B. Whalen, who dedicated a great part of his life to the promotion of a more viable dairy industry in New Brunswick. Applicants must be NB residents enrolled in the second, third, or fourth year of study in a degree program relating to agriculture or the dairy industry. Selection will be based on financial need, academic performance, and involvement in community and future plans. Applications including an essay (300–500 words), two letters of recommendation, and a transcript of marks must be submitted no later than June 15 to: Scholarship Committee, NB Milk Marketing Board, Box 490, Sussex, NB E0E 1P0.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Scholarship Program
To provide incentives to encourage students to pursue graduate degrees in disciplines related to agriculture and agri-food so as to promote the development of sufficient expertise in the agri-food sector. Graduate studies may be in agri-food marketing and trade; agri-biotechnology; environmentally sustainable agricultural production systems; food technology; industrial uses of agricultural commodities; and information technology related to agriculture or agri-food. Nominations must be received by July 2.

American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarships
Awarded to students enrolled in a major, or in a graduate program, emphasizing enology, viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry. To be eligible, students must be residents of Canada, the United States, or Mexico and be enrolled in (or accepted into) a full-time degree program. Deadline: March 1.

Animal Nutrition Association of Canada Graduate Scholarship
Awarded to Canadian university graduate students (including landed immigrants) enrolled in Animal Science or a related field of study with a specific interest in animal nutrition (shown by research project/course selection). Deadline: March 30.

Canadian Co-operative Association Scholarships
Supporting research in co-operatives and co-operation which will contribute to the co-operative movement in Canada or abroad. Deadline: March 31.

Canadian Federation of University Women (Truro Branch) Scholarship
Available to mature women (over the age of 25) seeking a degree on a full-time basis. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and residents of the town of Truro or the County of Colchester in Nova Scotia. Applicants must have been out of school for at least five years before embarking on their present program of study. For more information, contact the CFUW – Truro Branch at (902) 897-0185. Deadline: May 11.

Canadian Golf Superintendents Association Scholarships
Open to CGSA member students who are attending educational programs as a means of enhancing their knowledge and skills for the turfgrass profession. The Scholars Fund is available to those currently enrolled in at least the second semester of a recognized turfgrass program of two years’ duration or longer. Selection criteria include academic performance, financial need, and the content of the application which demonstrates the applicant’s interest in the field of turf grass as a career. Deadline: November 30.

Canadian International Farm Show Youth in Agriculture Bursaries
Presented by Master Promotions Ltd. in partnership with the Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario. Awarded to students currently in the first year of an agriculture-related program. Applicants must show academic achievement. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate rural leadership or strong community involvement in organizations such as the Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario.  Deadline: March 1.

Canadian Western Agribition Scholarships
Awarded to students who have participated in the Canadian Western Agribition as exhibitors. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary study to be eligible. For further details contact: Canadian Western Agribition, Box 3535, Regina, SK S4P 3J8; phone (306) 565-0565 or agribition@sk.sympatico.ca. Deadline: July 1.

Harry Colnett Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was instituted in 1976 in memory of Harry Colnett, who was a member of the National Association of United Church AOTS Club. This scholarship is available to any male or female studying agriculture and willing to spend time in an underprivileged country.

Communities in Bloom Foundation Bursaries
Applicants must be registered in, and successfully complete, a full-time post-secondary level pertaining to ornamental and/or environmental horticulture programs. Applicants must be involved in a community participating in the Communities in Bloom program. Deadline: September 30. 

Cathy Enright Scholarship
Established by the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) to recognize Dr. Cathy Enright’s contribution to the field of Aquaculture. The scholarship is open to honours and masters students studying in NS who are conducting research projects related to aquaculture. Deadline: January 18.

Entomological Society of Canada Postgraduate Awards
Open to students involved in study and research leading to a postgraduate degree in entomology. Awards will be made on the basis of high scholastic achievement. Applicants must be enrolled at a Canadian university and their studies and research must be carried out at a Canadian university.  

Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) through the former National Arborist Foundation,  scholarships are given students studying arboriculture, urban forestry or related fields with the intention of entering arboriculture. Deadline: April 1.

Garden Writers Association Scholarships
Awarded to third and fourth year students enrolled full-time majoring in horticulture, plant science, and journalism with an interest in garden communication, including garden photography. Deadline: December 1.   

Keith Gilmore Foundation Scholarships
Open to graduate, undergraduate, and technical students who have completed at least one year of study in agriculture, agricultural journalism or veterinary medicine. Selection is based on academic merit, contribution to school and/or community, an indication of career objectives, and involvement and accomplishments in a youth program. Deadline: June 1.

Holstein Canada Bursaries
Applicants must be regular or junior members of Holstein Canada, or children of members,  have completed at least one year of university, and must be returning to school within the school year. Deadline: November 30.

Arlen Kerr Memorial Scholarship
The Canada Mink Breeders Association awards a renewable scholarship to a Canadian graduate student engaged in mink research. Applicants should submit their education profiles and research proposals by May 1, 2013, to the Research and Graduate Studies Office.

Maritime Dairy Industry Scholarship
Open to students who have completed at least two years of study in a program that has application to the dairy industry, show professional and academic promise, and a commitment and interest in the dairy industry.  Applicant must be a resident of NS, NB, or PEI. Selection will be based on application requirements, academic standing, and potential contribution and commitment to the dairy industry. Deadline: April 30.  

Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarships
Sponsored by RBC Foundation in memory of Douglas McRorie in recognition of his contribution to agricultural finance throughout his career and his professional involvement with AIC. Available to MSc or PhD students specializing in agricultural business, economics, finance or trade. Selection criteria include academic record, leadership and community service, work experience and career interests.  Deadline: March 2.

John Miller Memorial Bursary
Awarded to an NS student, in any year of any program whose course/project work and career plans reflect an interest in the hog industry or whose application shows interest, understanding, and appreciation for Nova Scotia’s hog industry. The bursary is in memory of John Miller, who served as Secretary/Manager of Pork Nova Scotia from 1983 to 1997. Applications must be submitted to the Awards Office no later than October 1.

Nuffield Canada Scholarships
Awarded to enterprising Canadian individuals for agriculture. The scholarship is to be used for a minimum of 8 weeks of travel for the purpose of study. Recipients can come from any field of agriculture, such as livestock, grain or vegetable production, forestry, horticulture, etc., and can come from any aspect of the industry, for instance owners, managers, employees, administrators or bureaucrats. Deadline: April 30.   

Alvin Rowledge Bursary Award
The Atlantic Golf Superintendents Association (AGSA) awards this scholarship to a student studying in a sanctioned turfgrass program. To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Atlantic Canada; be an AGSA member in good standing; have a minimum of two seasons as a golf course maintenance employee; and be presently enrolled in (at least) a two-year program. Applications must be sent by registered mail to the AGSA Office, PO Box 2063, Fall River, NS  B2T 1K6 by September 20.