Nuffield Scholarship deadline looming: Grow your mind!

Jun 03, 2024

Ottawa, ON – Farmers are very familiar with the saying, “You reap what you sow.” This applies to everything from crops to leadership. Grow you mind with a Nuffield Canada Scholarship. Applications close June 30.
The Nuffield Scholarship is a prestigious rural leadership program available to Canadian citizens who are involved in any aspect of agriculture. Its goal is to attract mid-career men and women who are ready to challenge themselves by doing 10 weeks of self-directed international travel study to examine and research an agricultural topic they are passionate about. Once travel is completed, Scholars sum up their findings in a written report (approx. 10,000 words) and presentation to the Nuffield Canada at their annual general meeting.  
Nuffield Scholarships, selected through a written and one-way video application process, are awarded to enterprising Canadians between the ages of 25 – 50(ish) with a passion for agriculture. Scholarship recipients can come from all areas of primary production including food, fibre, health care, biofuels, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture. Recipients can represent any aspect of the value chain such as primary production, processing, governance, communications, safety, mental health, and others. Nuffield Canada values diversity and encourages applicants from all production philosophies such as commercial, organic, cottage, medicinal, Indigenous, Halal and others. Anyone interested in learning more about Nuffield Canada and the application process please visit
This $20,000 scholarship provides individuals with a unique opportunity to: access the world’s most extensive network in food and farming; achieve personal development through travel and study; and deliver long-term benefits to Canadian farmers and growers, and to their industry as a whole. The experience results in personal and professional benefits, fast-tracking the scholar’s leadership development in a way that might otherwise take a lifetime to achieve. Scholars also add value to Canadian agriculture as many assume positions of greater influence in their field.
“A Nuffield Canada Scholarship is a great opportunity for anyone who is curious, driven and has an appetite for learning more about the agricultural industry, policy and global food trends,” says Lauren Park, 2022 Nuffield Scholar and owner of Forest Hill Apiary and Cosman and Whidden Honey Ltd. In Nova Scotia. “Not only does a Scholar have the chance to travel, meet new people and learn about their specific topic of interest, a Scholar is exposed to experts in various branches of agriculture from countries around the world, welcomed to embassies and around government tables, and given a chance to see and research their topic of interest as a piece of the global agricultural framework.”
Nuffield Canada, a registered charity, was established in Canada in 1950 and currently has more than 130 alumni. As part of a larger international community, Nuffield Canada has affiliate organizations in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Zimbabwe. Scholar recipients become members of the global Nuffield alumni network, more than 1,900 strong, who in return host and help current traveling scholars.

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