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U of G scholarships to address labour shortages in agri-food sector

February 14, 2024  By Greenhouse Canada

Feb. 14, 2024 – The University of Guelph (U of G) has introduced three new scholarships designed to “attract top Canadian and international students to the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) to pursue a career in the Canadian agri-food sector.”

A $2-million gift from U of G alumnus Andy Wilder (BSc Agr. ‘84) is the source of funding behind these new scholarships, and will create the single largest scholarship offered at U of G, at $80,000. This award, called the Wilder Family Leadership Scholarship, will be awarded to one student each year pursuing an undergraduate degree in OAC who has significant leadership experiences.

The Wilder Family Scholarship will provide two students entering an OAC program who require financial assistance. An additional scholarship, the Wilder Family Graduate Scholarship, will support international students pursuing a course-based master’s degree at OAC.



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