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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Canadian post-secondary students in agriculture and food secure $96,000 in scholarship funding

Calgary, AB (September 7, 2022) – Bayer Crop Science continued its commitment to fund the future leaders of Canadian agriculture by awarding thirty-two (32) entrance scholarships, each valued at $3,000, to first-year students pursuing college or university studies in agriculture or food-related fields of study.

Each deserving student has an impressive record of academic achievement, school and community involvement, and a clear vision of how they see themselves contributing to Canadian agriculture in the future.

Anna Dyck from Winkler, Manitoba was thrilled to secure her scholarship, noting she is the first generation in her family to complete high school and pursue post-secondary education. Anna is pursuing her degree in Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba.

“This scholarship has made it possible for me to pursue my passion in food and nutritional sciences,” said Anna. “Having to relocate to go to school is an added expense, so this scholarship is incredibly helpful in assisting with the cost of my tuition.”

Haley Lundy from Everett, Ontario said the funding will take a huge weight off her shoulders, financially and mentally. Haley is pursuing her Agri-business degree at the University of Guelph.

“This is an amazing opportunity Bayer is providing to young scholars like me because it can be extremely stressful to adequately fund a post-secondary education,” said Haley. “Receiving this scholarship has proven all my hard work has paid off and it motivates me to continue my effort towards my education each and every day.”

Another scholarship winner, Foster Perkins from Souris, Manitoba, secured one of two scholarships set-aside for those students who identified as Indigenous. Bayer has a commitment to support Indigenous students who want to explore education and a career in agriculture. Foster is pursuing an Agri-business Degree from the University of Winnipeg.

“Thank you for choosing me as a recipient for this scholarship. The money I have received will help me jump start my first year at the University of Winnipeg and will go towards paying for books and any other expenses I might incur while in school.”

Trish Jordan, senior business partner, government and industry affairs with Bayer Crop Science Canada, manages the scholarship program and continues to be impressed by the quality of applicants, many who come from rural communities across Canada.

“We have a strong commitment to attracting the best and the brightest students to Canadian agriculture and the scholarship program is just one way we can support and encourage young people to join our industry,” said Jordan. “We are thrilled to support the 2022 class of scholarship winners and wish them all the best as they embark on this exciting time in their lives.”

The 2022 Bayer Crop Science Opportunity Scholarship was administered by Universities Canada’s Scholarship Partners Canada—the leading Canadian service provider in the field of scholarship management.

Thousands of deserving students have received over $2 million in scholarship funding since the Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship program was first introduced in Canada in 1991.

About Bayer
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to help people and planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2021, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 44.1 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 5.3 billion euros. For more information, go to www.bayer.ca

About Bayer Crop Science Canada
In Canada, Bayer Crop Science offers growers a wide choice of tailored solutions with an integrated product portfolio of crop protection products, seed treatment technologies, plant biotechnology and digital farming solutions. As a top employer in Canada, the Crop Science division employs over 550 people, spanning 22 research, breeding, production and office sites across the country. For more information, visit www.cropscience.bayer.ca

Contact:
Trish Jordan
Senior Business Partner,
Government & Industry Affairs
(204) 799-7696
trish.jordan@bayer.com

Bayer Inc.
Communications Department
mediacanada@bayer.com

NOTE: The complete list of 2022 Opportunity Scholarship winners is included below.

 

2022 Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship Winners

 

Alberta

Brooke Bowzaylo, Athabasca

Brooke-Lynn Finnerty, Sturgeon County

Elizabeth Harty, Strome

Liam Heppner, Rocky View County

Aspen Mctaggert, Rimbey

Manitoba

Adam Bossuyt, Oak Bluff

Anna Dyck, Winkler

Rhett Grieve, Virden

Kyle Johns, Hamiota

Foster Perkin, Souris

Ashlyn Whetter, Brandon

British Columbia

Bryson Burns, Kelowna

Natalia Grenzberg, Richmond

Kaden Tammis, Surrey

Nova Scotia

Dawson Blanchard, Halifax

Abby Fisher, Brookfield

Leah Newcombe, Cambridge

Ontario

Mitchell Anderson, Ridgetown

Jessica Ferguson, Hamilton

Grace Hird, Norwich

Dani Karn, Woodstock

Deema Kawar, Woodbridge

Emma LeBrun, Kingsville

Jake Littlejohn, Lakeside

Haley Lundy, Everett

Saskatchewan

Ethan Delmaire, Wauchope

Jordan Engstrom, Assiniboia

Sommer Foley, Coronach

Colby Hough, Eston

Kylan Karst, St. Walburg

Kierra Temple, Saltcoats

Grace Waldenberger, Marquis