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October 18, 2021

Bayer Fund supports future agriculture leaders with $93,000 in Post-secondary scholarship funding

Calgary, AB (October 18, 2021) – Thirty-one (31) first-year Canadian college/university students embarking on their post-secondary experience in agriculture and food each received $3,000 in support from the Bayer Fund.

Emily Robb from Brandon, Manitoba was one of the successful recipients—selected based on her academic record and leadership within her school and community. Emily is pursuing a degree in agroecology at the University of Manitoba.

"I was elated to have been selected as a Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship recipient. The funding this scholarship provides will aid in covering the costs of tuition so I can be more focused on my studies in agroecology and less focused on the finances behind it, surely helping me succeed,” said Emily. “It will be extremely valuable in my first year of university, and it has created a solid foundation for my pursuit of agricultural studies in the future!"

Offered in Canada since 1991, all Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship winners were required to secure a nomination from a farmer or food professional and submit a short essay outlining the role they envision themselves playing in advancing Canadian agriculture in a sustainable way.

“Supporting young people in their pursuit of education in STEM fields, including agriculture and food, is critical for our company and Canadian agriculture,” said Trish jordan, senior business partner, government & industry affairs with Bayer Crop Science Canada. “Bayer is a strong advocate for connecting with, and giving back to, future leaders in our industry.”

The 2021 Bayer Opportunity Scholarship Program 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 the Bayer Fund
Bayer Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.

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 benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2019, the Group employed around 104,000 people and had sales of 43.5 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.9 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.3 billion euros. For more information, go to


For further information, contact:
Trish Jordan
Government & Industry Affairs


NOTE: The complete list of 2021 Opportunity Scholarship winners, is included below.

2021 Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship Winners



Annie Service, Rimbey

Brody Laackmann, Entwistle

Erin Hughes, Longview

Kaden Liboiron, Jenner

Karsten Van Tryp, Burdett

Marco Medema, Fort Macleod

Meadow Cole, Coronation

Megan Gubbins, Rainier

Natalie Kieser, Morinville

Rayleen Lundquist, Medicine Hat

Sam Gridley, Morrin


Alison Manness, Domain

Allie Jakubowski, Neepawa

Carter Ives, Stonewall

Emily Robb, Brandon

Kolby Kosheluk, Anola

British Columbia

Olivia Hoefer, Nanaimo


Emma Bishop, Annapolis Royal


Dominik Jackl, Vankleek Hill

Emma Sceli, Denfield

Jillian Ohm, Monkton



Amanda St-Denis, St-Andre D’Argenteuil

Anne-Marie Audet, Quebec City



Brayden Ostafie, Mikado

Brianne Cadrian, Leask

Chase Jarman, Climax

Courtney Nell, Francis

Shenesa Poirier, Antler

Tianna Syhlonyk-Ogle, Avonlea

Tyrel Carlson, Melville

Wylee Thiessen, Kerrobert