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Bursary Program

Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) is proud to support students who are studying to work in the agriculture industry. The MCA bursary program is designed to assist with the financial needs of students who are enrolled in a post-secondary agricultural program within the province of Manitoba.

Today’s students are the future leaders of our industry, and we are excited to see how the next generation will make their mark on agriculture in Manitoba. Based on the high quality of the applications we have received and the bursary recipients we have selected since the program was founded, the future of our industry is bright!

Every year, bursaries valued at $2,000 each are available and will be awarded to six students who:

  • Have completed their first or second year of post-secondary education at the college or university level (diploma or degree) and are enrolled full-time for the 2023-24 school year in an agricultural program within the province of Manitoba.
  • Have achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Have an interest in wheat (spring or winter), corn, barley, flax or sunflower crops, or agriculture in general, as demonstrated in a brief, one-page letter.
  • Are from a farm that is a member in good-standing of MCA (you can inquire about this at
  • Have not previously been awarded an MCA bursary.

Applicants must submit an application letter and academic transcript. The application letter should be a maximum of one page and should include the following information: (i) their connection to or interest in agriculture, (ii) why they decided to enrol in an agriculture-related post-secondary program, and (iii) how they hope to contribute to the agriculture industry once they have graduated and are in the workforce. The application should also indicate the name of the farm in good standing with MCA the applicant is from.

The successful applicants will be announced at MCA’s Annual General Meeting on Feb. 15, 2024. They will also be featured on MCA social media accounts and in MCA publications, including The Fence Post magazine and Heads Up e-newsletter.

This is an independent scholarship with a selection committee contracted outside of MCA.

How to apply

Applications can be emailed to with the subject line “MCA Bursary Application 2023-24” on or before Jan. 12, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. CST. Successful applicants will be notified by Feb. 9, 2024.

For more information, please contact:

Madison McCausland
Research Program Manager – Special Crops
Manitoba Crop Alliance


Past Recipients

Click on a year link below to view past recipients of MCA’s Bursary Program.