Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation

Interested in a career in agriculture? Looking for a scholarship?
Then you’ve found the right place!


Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation awards seven $2,500 scholarships annually to Canadian students who are entering or currently pursuing an agricultural related program full-time at a Canadian college, university or apprenticeship (trade) institution.

Scholarships are awarded to students based on a combination of leadership attributes, and an essay or video response to the question “Name a challenge that you think agriculture can help solve. How will your future career in agriculture allow you to play a role in solving that challenge?”

The agriculture and food industry is an exciting and growing field. Whether you’re looking to become a plant breeder, an agri-marketer, a researcher, part of the agri-retail industry, a PhD, a farmer or an agricultural equipment technician, it all starts with an undergraduate degree, diploma or apprenticeship in an agriculturally based or related program.

Scholarship Eligibility & Information

  1. Canadian students who will be entering their 1st year or currently in their 2nd or 3rd year pursuing an agricultural or ag-related program at a recognized Canadian college, university or trade school are eligible to apply. Full time students only. Current 4th year or post-graduate students are not eligible to apply.
  2. Past CABEF scholarship winners and family of CABEF board members not eligible to apply.
  3. Students must be at least 16 years of age to apply.
  4. Click here to access the online scholarship application form. (Note: the application form can not be saved. Students have a one-time access to the application form. It’s suggested to type your essay and list of leadership activities in a Word document and then cut and paste into the application form).
  5. Within the online application, essays can be either in written format or video. Written essays must be between 750 – 1000 words. Videos must be a minimum of 2 minutes to a maximum of 5 minutes in length and provide a YouTube link to the video within the application form. Click here to view video requirements.
  6. Click here to view the judging rubrics for the essay and leadership activities.
  7. Entries must be received by CABEF on or before 5:00PM ET April 30th, 2021.
  8. Winners will be selected and notified no later than May 31st, 2021.
  9. Winners must provide proof of enrolment from their post-secondary institution by September 30. The students will receive their scholarship money within 30 days of receiving proof of enrolment. Proof of enrolment to be sent by email to:
  10. Judging Rubrics – Activities and Video