Eco-Scholar Program

Become 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.

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, recognized nutrition school, community college or university (undergrad or grad), and interested in making a career in organics.

Successful applicants are expected to

  • Provide a photo of themselves and/or high quality selfie.
  • Attend the Conference on
    • Friday January 26th, 2018 from 4 pm to 10 pm to attend the Organic Food & Wine dinner and Keynote Forum.
    • Saturday, January 27th, 2018 from 8 am to 5 pm for photos with sponsors, to attend workshops of your choice and visit the trade show.
    • Sunday attendance is recommended but not required
  • Please note that transportation, accommodations and meals are not included and it is the responsibility of each Eco-Scholar to arrange and pay for these.

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 a career in organics.

The deadline to apply is December 22nd, 2017.  

Winners will be contacted early to mid-January.  In the event a chosen Eco-Scholar does not confirm their participation within 3 business days of being contacted, the conference reserves the right to select an alternate.

Before completing the form we recommend that you prepare your essay on a separate document.  You will not be able to save your progress on the submission form.

After submitting your application you should receive a confirmation email.  *Please check your Spam folder if you do not receive it.

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 questions can be sent to the Eco-Scholar Coordinator Elin Gwyn at .  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.  

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

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

How do you see yourself making a career in organics? (Only the first 250 words will be considered.)

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