2023 Yorkshire Valley Farms Canadian Eco-Scholar Award - Yorkshire Valley Farms

Yorkshire Valley Farms Canadian Eco-Scholar Award

Applications for the 2023 program are now open

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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Yorkshire Valley Farms and the Guelph Organic Conference are excited to partner on the 2023 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. 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.

Applications must be submitted by February 10, 2023 at 11:59 EST.


To apply for the 2023 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.


There are four awards for a total give-away of $10,000:

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

All applicants must review the accept the complete rules and regulations before submitting an application. 

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 2022 Eco-Scholar recipients.

How to Apply
  1. Complete the Eco-Scholar application form. 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. You do not need to submit an essay if you submit a video. The essay option is available for those who are unable to create a video.
  5. Once your application is submitted, you should receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive the confirmation, check your spam folder.
  6. Ensure your application is submitted before the deadline on February 10, 2023 at 11:59 EST.

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.

Winners will be contacted on or around April 28, 2023.

If applicants do not respond within five (5) business days, Yorkshire Valley Farms reserves the right to select another applicant.

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


2023 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.) You only need to provide an essay if you do not submit a video.