The Lambton Federation of Agriculture is offering ten scholarships in 2021 for college and university students.

Scroll through our Scholarships here:

Regular Yearly LFA Scholarships:


Special Scholarships:

Lambton County Warden’s Scholarship
(Still Available)

Amount: 1 scholarship of $2,000.00

Criteria:

  • Candidates must have resided in Lambton County (note: FBR not required).
  • Registered in a masters or doctorate program in the area of agriculture or related discipline
  • Preference will be given to students focusing on Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

Note: Scholarship will remain open until awarded.

Lambton County Women’s Institute Scholarship

Amount: $1,000.00

Criteria:

  • Available to Lambton County students entering their first or second year of full time studies at any college or university in Ontario that leads to your first degree or diploma.
  • Applicant’s permanent address must be in Lambton County. 
  • Previous winners are not eligible.

Note: Deadline August 10, 2021

Dates to Know

  • Deadline unless otherwise stated: July 15th, 2021
  • Presentation of Scholarships: Last Week of August (Regional Meeting)

For the regular scholarships:

  • Note that the criteria for each vary.
  • The questions also vary for each, so be careful in copying and pasting from one application to another.
  • Applicants need to be from a family actively farming in Lambton County.
  • While you do not need to be an LFA/OFA member, it is required that you (or parents or grandparents or guardian) have a valid FBR number registered in Lambton County.


Tips on Applying For and Completing Applications

All LFA scholarships have conditions for application to that particular scholarship. Please ensure your situation applies to the scholarship being applied for, in order for it to be considered for competition (i.e. Program or college level etc.)

  • You will need to make a note of your parent’s/guardian’s/grandparent’s Farm Business Registration Number.
  • Please include a copy of your marks/transcript if possible; part of the evaluation process is academic accomplishment.
  • Make sure all portions of the application are completed.
  • Maintain focus on the questions as they are asked and respond accordingly. Accuracy in completing the questions is important.

Some good resources for information are the local farm publications, and any directors or staff of the OFA or LFA.

  • If they cannot answer your questions, they could point you to someone or something, which could.
  • A listing of the LFA Board of Directors is available at lambtonfederation.ca, or contact the LFA office directly.

You will receive a confirmation email once your scholarship has been received.

Please Note, other than the confirmation email, only the winners will be contacted further.

Past Scholarship Winners

Warden’s Scholarship

  • The first scholarship of $2,000 was presented at the LFA annual meeting in January 2021 to Nathan Wilson who raised near Wyoming and is studying towards his Phd at Lakehead University in the Environmental Biotechnology program.

  • The second scholarship of $2,000 was presented to Hannah Symington who lives near Watford. Hannah has recently graduated from the University of Guelph and this fall is enrolled in the Masters program in Weed Science at the Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph. In her application she states that she will be researching chemicals that control herbicide resistant waterhemp in corn and soybeans.

Joyce Anderson Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Presented by Jane Anema of the Sarnia Community Foundation to Nicholas Gerrits, who lives near Wyoming. He is enrolled in the Plant Biotechnology program at the University of Manitoba. In his application he says that he is studying gene editing and plant breeding. He would like to see genetic changes to seeds to make today’s crops more resistant to the extreme weather conditions that we are experiencing. After obtaining his degree, he thinks that he would like to conduct research at a university on the benefits of altering cover crops.

Bill and Dorothy Abraham Scholarship ($1,000)

  • No Qualifying Applicants

Patrick and Timothy Kerrigan Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Emily Griffin who lives near Sarnia. She is enrolled in her 2nd year at Lambton College studying Business Administration with an emphasis on accounting. She writes that she has served as the President of the South Lambton 4-H Dairy Club and has worked on a dairy farm for 6 years. Her plans after graduation is find employment as an accountant and to continue to assist her father on his sheep farm and perhaps to have a sheep farm of her own someday.

Bell One Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Theresa Van Damme who lives near Alvinston. She is enrolled in her fourth year at the University of Guelph studying towards a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. She states in her application that she chose this program because she is very interested in the science and research side of agriculture. Over the last few years, she has watched the innovative changes that is occurring in the industry such as variable rate fertilizer application and robotic equipment steering and is excited about what farming will look like in the next 10 years. She wants to be part of the group that facilitates these changes.

Bell Two Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Sarah Hayter of Alvinston. She is entering her second year of the Food and Agriculture Business Co op program at the University of Guelph. She states that this program is geared to offer the management, economic, technical and leadership skills to be successful in agribusiness and agriculture. After graduation she plans to travel to foreign countries to learn about their agricultural procedures before entering the workforce.

Dona Stewardson Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Megan McGrail who lives near Wyoming. She is enrolled in her 5th year of Public Management at the University of Guelph. This program allows for co op work terms and she is currently serving a work term with Wanstead Co op. Megan says that she plans to continue working in the agriculture sector after she completes her Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Lois Wakefield Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Nikki Boere who lives in Warwick Township. She is a recent graduate of North Lambton Secondary School and she will be attending McMaster University this fall enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program. She states that being raised on a pork farm has taught her the importance of team work to get the big jobs done. During high school she has served on student council and the Terry Fox Relay for Life committee. She says that while agriculture and health care are two different sectors of the economy, they both have a huge impact on people’s overall health. After graduating from the nursing program she would like to work as a nurse practitioner or perhaps enrol in medical school.

Don McCabe Scholarship ($1,000)

  • No qualifying applicants.

The Lambton Federation of Agriculture is pleased to be able to support deserving students in their pursuit of higher education.


More Scholarships at:

IPM 1991 Scholarships
OFA Bursary Program
Deadline August 31, 2021

StudentAwards.com

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