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Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship

The BayerFund Scholarship

About the Opportunity Scholarship

Bayer’s Commitment to Education

By assisting young people in their pursuit of a college or university education in agriculture or food, we are investing in their future careers – and in the future of agriculture and food production in Canada.

Bayer is Helping Build Careers

The Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship Program is available to Canadian high school students who are enrolled in their final year of high school as of May 31, 2019 and eligible to graduate from high school in 2019. Those eligible for a scholarship must be planning to enroll at a Canadian post‑secondary institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture, food science or culinary program.

If you have applied for entry into a college or university, but have not yet been accepted, you can still apply for a Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship. However, if you are awarded a scholarship, you must provide an acceptance letter from your educational institution.

Successful applicants will each be awarded a scholarship valued at $1,500, based on demonstrated academic standards and leadership in the community. Selection will be made by an independent panel.

Download the form to get your application started!

Download Farmer / Food Professional Nomination Form

How to Apply

Step 1

Download, Print and Fill out the Application Form

Step 2

Gather the following items to submit:

  • Your Completed Application Form
  • Two References (excluding family members)
  • One Reference Letter
  • One Completed Farmer Nomination Form or Food Professional Nomination Form
  • University/College Acceptance Letter*
  • Working Copy of High School Transcript
  • Application Essay

Step 3

Return your application (with all attachments) post-marked by May 31, 2019:

Mail Delivery:
Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship
Bayer Crop Science
900 - One Research Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6E3

Email Delivery:

NOTE: Please include PDF of application form, Word document of essay and scanned files of letters and transcripts.

* If you have not been accepted at time of application, and if you are awarded a scholarship, you will have to forward your Acceptance Letter to Bayer Crop Science prior to receipt of scholarship.

The Essay

About the Application Essay

Please provide an Application Essay between 300-500 words for the Selection Committee, Do not exceed this word count.

All Application Essays must be:
Arial font
10 pt
1.25" left and right margins

Essay Question:
"Canadian farmers play an important role in feeding the world in a sustainable way; what role will you play?"