2022 Yorkshire Valley Eco-Scholar Award - Yorkshire Valley Farms

Yorkshire Valley Farms Canadian Eco-Scholar Award

Applications for the 2022 program are now open!

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Yorkshire Valley Farms and the Guelph Organic Conference are excited to partner on the 2022 Eco-Scholar Award program to help encourage and guide the next generation of organic and regenerative leaders.

At Yorkshire Valley Farms, we’re on a mission to better our communities, our planet, and the delicious food we all love. We can’t do it alone. We want to hear from you! Tell us about the role you hope to play in the organic regenerative movement for your chance to be awarded one of four scholarships.

Your ideas will play an important role in helping us to build a stable, fair and thriving food system for generations to come.

To apply for the 2022 Yorkshire Valley Farms Canadian Eco-Scholar Award, simply submit a video maximum 2 minutes in length in which you tell us about you, how you are engaged in organics, and how you intend to use your studies and your actions to progress organic regenerative practices in your community.

This year four Eco-Scholars will be selected for a total give-away of $10,000:

  • One $5000 award for first place
  • Two $2000 second place awards
  • One $1000 third place award

The full application form is below. Please ensure you read and accept the complete rules and regulations before submitting your application. 

Deadline to apply is November 30, 2021 by 11:59pm.

Who can apply

The Yorkshire Valley Farms Canadian Eco-Scholar Award is open to all residents of Canada who are 16 years of age or older, and are full-time students actively enrolled in a Canadian academic institution. All areas of study are eligible – what matters is that you are passionate about agriculture and how it can be a force for good in our society.

👉🏽 Please ensure you have reviewed the full rules and regulations before preparing your application.

🏆 Learn about the 2021 Eco-Scholar recipients.

Application process
  1. Complete the Eco-Scholar application form below. All required fields must be completed in order to successfully submit your application.
  2. Prepare your video. All ideas presented in the video must be your own and all statements should be respectful and should not aim to harm or misrepresent any particular group. Video resolution should be 1080p (High Definition) or 4K (Ultra High Definition).  Here’s some helpful information on YouTube video quality.
  3. Upload your video to YouTube and ensure you include your video link in the application form. Please upload your video to your own YouTube channel, saved as ‘unlisted’ and paste the link to the video field in the form below.  Here is some technical help on how to create a YouTube channel and help with uploading and saving your video to YouTube.  Information on YouTube video privacy settings can be found here.
  4. If you are unable to create a video, you may submit a written essay answering the question “what role do you hope to play in the organic regenerative movement?”. Essays should be maximum 300 words. We recommend that you prepare a rough draft of your written application before completing the form below. You will be unable to save the form as a draft.
  5. Once submitted, you should receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive the confirmation, check your spam folder.

Successful applicants are expected to:

  • Provide proof of full-time enrolment at their qualifying Canadian academic institution.
  • Provide a copy of their video (if one was submitted) along with a photo of themselves for promotional use.
  • Have their submission, in whole or in part, showcased online, in print and/or on television.

Successful applicants will be contacted on or about March 25, 2022.

If successful applicants do not respond within 5 business days of being contacted, we reserve the right to choose an alternate recipient.

Questions can be sent to ecoscholar@yorkshirevalley.com.

Eco-scholar Application Form

About You

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

Your mailing address (for all future conference mailings/communications)

Your School

2022 Eco-Scholar Question

What role do you hope to play in the organic regenerative movement?

Tell us about you, what makes you passionate about organics, and how you intend to use your studies and your actions to progress the advancement of a more regenerative agriculture and business movement.

Please submit your YouTube video link here
If you are not able to submit a YouTube video link, please submit your essay here. (Maximum of 300 words.)