Applications now available for 2020 bursary program
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is accepting applications for its 2020 student bursary program. OFA is offering three bursaries in the amount of $2,000 per recipient for students of OFA families across Ontario, who are entering or currently pursuing a post-secondary education in an agriculture-related program. This is the fifth year the organization will be awarding bursaries to OFA family members.
The bursaries funds were sourced from the silent auction at OFA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting. The bursaries will be awarded regionally, including one recipient from each region across the province. The regions include: South-Western Ontario, Central Ontario and Northern & Eastern Ontario.
Bursary recipients will be selected from applicants who are OFA members, a child of, or employee of an OFA member and are residents of Ontario.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate volunteer and industry related accomplishments, an interest in agriculture and rural issues, community involvement and proof of enrollment.
The bursary winners will be announced at OFA’s 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting.
The deadline to submit an application is August 31, 2020.
Please refer to the Bursary Terms and Conditions for additional information.
OFA announces 2019 student bursary winners
Three Ontario post-secondary students were awarded education bursaries towards their studies in an agriculture-related field. Robert Matson of Caledon, Nolan McLarty of West Lorne and Natalie Templeton of Kemptville were chosen from 54 entrants, the highest ever received in the fourth year of OFA’s bursary program. They were recognized at OFA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting in Hamilton, Ontario.
Winners were selected based on their volunteer and agricultural industry related accomplishments, interest in agriculture and rural issues, community involvement and academic performance. They each received $2,000 to assist with their post-secondary education in an agricultural program. Bursary funds were raised through a silent auction at OFA’s 2018 Annual General Meeting.
Eligible applicants included students of OFA members families and from across the province who were entering or pursuing a post-secondary education in an agriculture-related program. The bursaries were awarded regionally, including one recipient from each region across Ontario (Northern, Eastern and South-Western).