Congratulations to this years’ OYF scholarship winners!
Since 2009, Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers program has supported agricultural education for young Canadians through its Memorial Scholarship fund. The award includes two annual scholarships – one to an individual who has completed at least one year of post-secondary study in agriculture, and the other to someone who has completed high school and is enrolling in a post-secondary education in agriculture. As part of the application process, applicants are asked to write an essay about why they are passionate about agriculture in Canada.
Get inspired and read about the scholarship winners and their passion for agriculture in Canada below.
2022 Scholarship Winners
Kate Axten and Darby Goetz
Kate Axten of Minton, SK and Garby Goetz of Mildmay, ON are the 2022 recipients of Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (COYF) Memorial Scholarships.
Scholarship Winner 2021
Emily Robb of Brandon, MB and Carleigh MacLeod of Kinkora, PE
Scholarship Winner 2020
Clayton Lehr from Redcliff, AB and Shaelyn Beswitherick from Austin, MB
Scholarship Winner 2019
Tim Koelen of Paisley, ON and Mikayla Ringelberg of Troy, ON attending University of Guelph
Scholarship Winner 2018
Emmett Sawyer, of Acme, AB attending University of Lethbridge and Daniel Stefner, of St Albert, AB attending Olds College
Scholarship Winner 2017
Danyka Maurer of Grenfell, SK attending University of Regina and Luc Roy of Saint- Jules-de-Beauce, QC attending McGill University
Scholarship Winner 2016
Tracy Niggli of Milk River Alberta attending University of Saskatchewan and Colleen Crunican of Denfield Ontario attending University of Guelph
Scholarship Winner 2015
Jenny Markewich, Hafford, SK attending University of Saskatchewan and Morgan McNeil Hantsport, NS attending Dalhousie University
Scholarship Winner 2014
Myles Butt, Hughenden AB attending University of Saskatchewan and Deanna Ringelberg, Troy ON attending University of Guelph
Scholarship Winner 2013
Erin Cote, Leask SK attending University of Saskatchewan
Scholarship Winner 2012
Taya Hoar, Ponoka AB
Scholarship Winner 2011
Rianne Dykstra, Havelock NS attending NS Agricultural College
Scholarship Winner 2010
Heather Ferrier, Perth ON attending University of Guelph
Scholarship Winner 2009
Robyn McCallum, a student at Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) in Truro, NS, is the first recipient of a new annual scholarship from Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers (OYF) program