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.
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.
A call for applications for the Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Bursaries will take place in September of each year.
Applications will be accepted by regular mail at 435 Consortium Court, London, ON N6E 2S8 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 the OPVG
The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers is a not-for-profit agricultural organization that represents Ontario vegetable growers producing crops for processing.