Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries for Potential Agrologists

BC Institute of Agrologists Scholarships

Students may now apply for the 2020 BCIA Scholarships.

Do you know a student attending a BC post-secondary agrology-related program?  Pass along the information!

See previous winners (2018 and 2019)

To support future agrologists in achieving their career in agrology, the BC Institute of Agrologists will award up to two $1500 scholarships annually. 

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria (for 2020)

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • Currently enrolled in a degree program of study related to agrology in a recognized British Columbia post-secondary institute
  • Undergraduale students have completed at least 2 years of an undergraduate degree program and are full-time
  • Graduate students may be full or part-time students (no fewer than 2 courses)
  • A student member or Registrant of BCIA  (Complete student member application at https://www.bcia.com/members/student-membership )
  • Canadian or permanent resident of Canada
  • B+ average academic achievement in previous 2 years (minimum of 15 courses) of post-secondary degree studies

Applicants must submit an essay that answers the question: What does Agrology mean to you? 

All applicants must first be accepted as a Registrant or student member of BCIA before submitting their application. Scholarship recipients may have their photo and essay published in BC Institute of Agrologists promotional materials.

Applications deadline is October 30, 2020.  The BCIA Communications working group will review eligible applications based on their  essay submission.  The scholarships will be awarded by Dec. 15, 2020.  Questions may be sent to bcia-scholarships@email.bcia.com    

NOTE: Scholarship applications must include official unopened transcripts and be post-marked no later than October 30, 2020.  If a post-secondary institute provides official transcripts in electronic format, please have those emailed to bcia-scholarships@email.bcia.com. Electronic transcripts must be received no later than Oct. 30, 2020.

Mail to:  Scholarships, BC Institute of Agrologists, 110 - 2800 Bryn Maur Rd, Victoria, BC  V9B 3T4  

Scholarship Criteria (PDF)  & Scholarship Application (PDF)

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2019 BCIA Scholarship recipients

Katie McMahen, PAg - $1500 for graduate scholarship

Adrienne Arbor (BCIA student) - $1500 for undergraduate scholarship

2018 BCIA Scholarship recipients

Angeli dela Rosa (BCIA student) - $1500 for undergraduate scholarship

Amy Norgaard, AAg - $1500 for graduate scholarship

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Many BCIA branches recognize young scientists and future agrologists with awards at science fairs and through the support of 4-H.  

  • Cariboo Central Interior branch awarded $100 to a student at the Pacific Northwest Science Fair and another $100 was awarded at the Central Interior Science Exhibition. 
  • Peace River branch awarded a $100 to a student at the Northern BC Regional Science Fair.  
  • Okanagan branch awarded Julia Mansiere the BC Institute of Agrologists, Okanagan Branch, Special Award at the April 2017 Central Okanagan Regional Science Fair. Her project entitled: “Can bean leaves trap insects?” was judged by a member of the Okanagan Branch of the BCIA. The project showed great forethought and creativity, while following the principles of scientific investigation and reporting.
  • Victoria & Islands branch supports the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair.  This year, Zofka Svec and Annie McLeod each recieved the BC Institute of Agrologists award.  Zofka wrote,”I have had a passion for science since I can remember.  This is my third year participating in the VIRSF.  I will put the award toward funding my project for next year...”
  • Fraser Valley branch annually supports the Fraser Valley 4-H.