GFO’s Ontario Scholarship Program application is open

GFO’s Ontario Scholarship Program application is open
Jun 13, 2024

The scholarship is open to students studying areas that support the Ontario grain sector.

By Andrew Joseph,; Photo: GettyImages-1432555133

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), the province's largest commodity organization, representing Ontario's 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, is accepting applications for the Grain Farmers of Ontario Legacy Scholarship. The deadline to apply is July 21, 2024.

Now in its third year, the scholarship program supports students in any area of study that will benefit the Ontario grain sector or agri-food industry and supports the development of future leaders in these areas.

First launched in 2022, the Legacy Scholarship encourages the pursuit of higher education and has been awarded to 19 students attending schools across the country in a variety of programs, including aerospace engineering, sciences, marketing, economics, agriculture, and more.

“Ensuring that students pursue areas of study that will help grow and improve the agriculture and agri-food industries is an important priority for Grain Farmers of Ontario. We are thrilled with the reception of our Legacy Scholarship to date, and we encourage students to apply and grow diversity and interest in farming and the broader agriculture industry,” said Jeff Harrison, Chair, Grain Farmers of Ontario.

The Grain Farmers of Ontario Legacy Scholarship is open to Ontario students accepted into or enrolled in any accredited post-secondary college or university program. Up to 10 scholarships of $5,000 per recipient will be awarded annually, and up to five may be awarded to students pursuing non-agriculture-specific studies.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a permanent Ontario resident;
  • Recipients are only eligible for one bursary in their lifetime;
  • Students must be in a full-time program;
  • Students must be attending an accredited college or university;
  • Students are eligible at any point in their studies.

Scholarship applicants are required to submit a resume and a 500-to-1,000-word essay explaining how they became interested in their area of study, how their area of study and career goals will benefit the future of the Ontario grain sector or agri-food industry, and why Grain Farmers of Ontario should be a partner in their academic journey.

To apply, email your application, resume, essay, letter of reference, and proof of enrollment in one document to, or apply using the online form at

Again, the deadline to apply is July 21, 2024.

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