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.

Since its launch in 2001, the bursary program has provided $197,000 to deserving individuals pursuing a career in our industry.

Bursary Eligibility

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

Bursary Application

The call for applications begins October 15 and the deadline for accepting applications is November 15.  Details and the application form are available by clicking HERE or by contacting the OPVG office via email at opvg@opvg.org


2021 Bursary Winners




The OPVG Industry Bursary

The OPVG Industry Bursary

Congratulations to Carling Serran, recipient of a $1,000 Industry Bursary!

Carling resides in Guelph and is completing his Bachelor degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at Trent University.

The Jim Whitson Memorial Bursary

The Jim Whitson Memorial Bursary

Congratulations to Jenna Delaey, recipient of a $2,000 Jim Whitson Memorial Bursary!

Jenna currently resides in Chatham and is in her 2nd year at University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus completing her Bachelors Degree in the Agriculture Program.

About Jim Whitson

Ken Epp Memorial Bursary

Ken Epp Memorial Bursary

Congratulations to Umbrin Ilyas, recipient of a $2,000 Ken Epp Memorial Bursary!

Umbrin resides in Guelph and is completing her PhD in Plant Agriculture 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.