Eco-Scholar Program


Smiles at the Organic Food & Wine DinnerBecome one of five Conference Eco-Scholars and receive the following…

  • $500 Honorarium
  • An Organic Food & Wine Dinner Ticket
  • A Keynote Forum Ticket
  • Workshop Passes for Saturday & Sunday
  • Incredible networking experiences with fellow Eco Scholars, the Eco Scholar coordinator, sponsors and others.

Who Can Apply

Applicants must be a registered student at a high school, community college or university (undergrad or grad), and interested in making a career in organics.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are required to complete an application form on-line that asks for an essay of 250 words or less about how they envision themselves making a career in organics.

The deadline to apply is December 23rd, 2016.

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 2016 Eco-Scholars

 2016 Eco-Scholars
“I really found it inspiring to see farmers of all different backgrounds, experiences and goals to be able to come together and work on a vision not only for the future of their own farms but helping to craft what human relationship with agriculture will and should look like in the future. Getting to meet the other Eco-Scholars – Chantal, Emily and Anterra was great (having already known Emma).  Being able to share ideas with them and having the opportunity to now connect with them in the near future to see where they have taken their goals is very exciting.”
– Justin Maddalena, 2016 Eco Scholar

2015 Eco-Scholars

 2015 Eco Scholars

“I thoroughly appreciated my experience at the Guelph Organic Conference. The fact that I was an Eco-Scholar significantly enhanced the event’s impact for me. As a result, I would urge anyone who is at least interested in organics to apply for the scholarship. Be open to every learning opportunity no matter the topic!”
– Alex Sanders, 2015 Eco Scholar