Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries for Potential Agrologists

BC Institute of Agrologists Scholarships

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

New scholarship essay criteria for 2020 will be available by July 1, 2020.

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 2019)

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • enrolled in a degree program at a recognized British Columbia post-secondary institute
  • enrolled in 3rd or 4th undergraduate degree program or a post-graduate (Masters) program
  • full-time or part-time (no fewer than 2 courses)
  • enrolled in a program of study related to agrology
  • a student member or member 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

 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 will be accepted for 2020 Scholarships beginning July 1, 2020 and the deadline is October 15, 2020.  The BCIA Communications Committee will review eligible applications based on the essay submission.  The scholarships will be awarded by Dec. 1, 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 15, 2020.

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

Scholarship Description and 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.