Bursary Program

The Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Bursaries were established to support and encourage individuals pursuing a career in the processing vegetable industry who will further develop and grow this sector of Ontario’s agri-food economy.

Bursaries are available including two memorial awards in the name of former OPVG Directors. Since its launch in 2001, the bursary program has provided $185,000 to deserving individuals pursuing a career in our industry.

Bursary Eligibility

Applicants must be a Canadian citizen who resides in Ontario and is registered as a full-time student at an Ontario college or university entering the second, third, fourth or post-graduate year of study which relates to the processing vegetable industry.

Bursary Application

A call for applications for the Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Bursaries will take place in September of each year.

To apply, download the application form here or request a form via email at opvg@opvg.org 

Applications will be accepted by regular mail at 435 Consortium Court, London, ON N6E 2S8 or by email at opvg@opvg.org

The deadline for applications is October 15.

2020 Bursary Winners

  Katherine Teeter-Wood           Eric Goetheyn                     Jessica Awrey


The OPVG Industry Bursary

Congratulations to Katherine Tetter-Wood, recipient of a $2,000 Industry Bursary!

Katherine resides in Markdale and is completing her Masters of Science in plant agriculture at the University of Guelph.

The Jim Whitson Memorial Bursary

Congratulations to Eric Goetheyn, recipient of a $2,000 Jim Whitson Memorial Bursary!

Eric currently resides in Dresden and is in his 4th and final year at University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus completing his Bachelors Degree in the Agriculture Program.

About Jim Whitson

Ken Epp Memorial Bursary

Congratulations to Jessica Awrey, recipient of a $3,000 Ken Epp Memorial Bursary!

Jessica resides in Simcoe and is completing her Masters of Science in Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph .

About Ken Epp

About the OPVG

The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers is a not-for-profit agricultural organization that represents Ontario vegetable growers producing crops for processing.