The Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Bursaries were established to support and encourage individuals pursuing a career in any aspect of the processing vegetable industry who will further develop and grow this sector of Ontario’s agri-food economy.
Multiple 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 resident of Ontario and registered as a full-time student at any college or university entering the second, third, fourth or post-graduate year of study which relates in some aspect 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.
2019 Bursary Winners
2019 Bursary Winners with OPVG Director Carl Merrick
Matthew Vanek, Carl Merrick/Director, Sarah Furlan, Catherine Teeter
Congratulations to Sarah Furlan, recipient of a $2,000 Bursary
Sarah currently resides in Chatham and is in her 3rd year at the University of Guelph's Food and Agriculture Business Program. Sarah is pursuing a career in agriculture lending and finance.
The Jim Whitson Memorial Bursary
Congratulations to Matthew Vanek, recipient of a $2,000 Jim Whitson Memorial Bursary
Matthew currently resides in Dresden and is in his 2nd year at University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus studying for his Associate Diploma in the Agriculture Program.
Ken Epp Memorial Bursary
Congratulations to Katherine Teeter, recipient of a $3,000 Ken Epp Memorial Bursary
Katherine resides in Markdale and is in her 4th year at the University of Western Ontario in the Honours Specialization in the Integrated Science program with Chemistry and a minor in Biology.
About the OPVG
The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers is a not-for-profit agricultural organization that represents Ontario vegetable growers producing crops for processing.