The objective of the Warren Grapes Agricultural Education Fund is to promote agricultural and silvicultural education and learning among the English-speaking farm and rural community of Quebec through the provision of bursaries.
The Fund provides bursaries to support individuals pursuing secondary and post-secondary studies in recognized agriculture or silviculture programs. The bursaries give money directly to recipients to cover costs related to the pursuit of their studies.
Eligible individuals are:
- Permanent residents of Quebec enrolled in agriculture or silviculture programs at the college or university level, or residents of other Canadian provinces or territories who are enrolled in agriculture or silviculture programs at Quebec colleges or universities.
- Applicants are screened for eligibility and chosen by the Board of Trustees of the Fund. Trustees take into consideration recommendations and/or references that accompany applications. Preference is given to individuals who have not previously been awarded bursaries by the Fund, but nothing precludes previous recipients from applying.
Selection criteria include any of the following: exceptional achievement, talent, and/or exceptional need.
Recipients are awarded and invited to speak at QFA’s annual Information Day and Annual General Meeting held each November at Macdonald Campus of McGill University. Interviews are conducted and profile articles are published in the Quebec Farmers’ Advocate.
Write an essay of between 400 – 600 words describing your experience and interest in agriculture. Highlight your motives for entering the industry and your aspirations, including some thoughts on the future. Feel free to include references. All applicants will be contacted via email.
The deadline date for this year is Friday October 13, 2017.
Please send text in Word format as an attachment to email@example.com
For more information email or phone (450) 679-0540 ext. 8536
You can make a difference by donating to the Warren Grapes Education Fund. All contributions are income tax deductible and official receipts are issued.