Eco Scholar

Thank you to everyone who applied for the 2020 Eco-Scholar Program.

The deadline for the 2020 Eco-Scholar program has now passed.

Our winners have been chosen and you can read about them here!

Become one of five conference Eco-Scholars and receive the following…

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

To view information and photos from past Eco-Scholars please visit here!

Who Can Apply

Applicants must be a registered student at a high school, community college or university (undergrad or grad) or recognized nutrition school located in Canada, and interested in organic food and agriculture.  (If successful, applicants may be required to provide proof of enrollment.)

Successful applicants are expected to:

  • Attend the conference as follows:
    • Friday, January 24th, 2020  4pm to 8pm for the Organic Food & Wine Dinner
    • Saturday, January 25th, 2020  8am to 5pm for official photos, meeting with the coordinator and attending workshops
    • Sunday, January 26th, 2020  Attendance is recommended but not required.
  • Provide a photo of themselves and/or high quality selfie for promotional use.
  • Have their submission, in whole or in part, showcased online and/or in print.
  • Be responsible for your own food, travel and accommodation arrangements.

Application Process

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 Eco-Scholar program.  The application deadline for the 2020 Conference was November 30th, 2019.

We recommend that you prepare a rough draft of your application before completing the form below.  You will be unable to save the form as a draft.

Once submitted, you should receive an email confirmation.  If you do not receive the confirmation, check your spam folder.

Successful applicants will be contacted late December / early January.

If successful applicants do not respond within 3 business days of being contacted, we reserve the right to choose an alternate winner.

If you apply but are not selected as an Eco-Scholar, consider volunteering as a means of attending the conference for free and to gain valuable networking opportunities.

Any additional questions please contact the Eco-Scholar Coordinator – Kim Bell, at [email protected]  Please be specific in what you need and also provide a phone number where you can be reached.  Please allow 3-5 business days for a response.

    Eco-Scholar Application Form

    About You

    First Name (required)

    Last Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Please be sure to enter at least one phone number where you can be reached.

    Phone (Home/Land Line)

    Cell Phone

    Can we text you at this number? YesNo

    What is your mailing address for all future Conference mailings/communications?

    ie. permanent address / parents address

    Street Address inc. unit (required)

    City (required)

    Province (required)

    Postal Code (required)

    Your School

    School Name (required)

    Program / Degree / Area of Focus

    Contest Essay Answers

    Please tell us about your 'eco' activities, hobbies, education, experience etc. (Maximum of 1500 characters.)


    How do you think organic agriculture can mitigate climate change? (Maximum of 1500 characters.)


    Have you reviewed your information and are you ready to submit your application? (required)

    If yes, please click on the Send button below.

    Once you press "Send" you should receive an email confirmation of your entry.