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Post-Secondary Scholarship 2014

Vineland Growers’ Co-operative, Ltd. continues The Tradition Of Family Farming with the announcement of the second annual $1,000 post-secondary scholarship. Congrats to our 2013 Winner Peter Oliveira.


In order to apply, applicants must be:

  1. an Ontario resident;
  1. furthering his or her education at a Canadian post secondary institution of his or her choice, or seeking acceptance at a Canadian post secondary college or university as a first, second, third or fourth year student; as well as
  1. a child or grandchild of a member in good standing with the Co-operative, and/or a child or grandchild of an employee of Vineland Growers’ Co-operative, Ltd. 

Applicants must meet all three criteria listed above in order to apply.


In order to be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit the following items in one package:

  1. A Vineland Growers’ Co-operative, Ltd., Scholarship Application Form.
  2. A brief essay, outlining:
    1. the program of study being pursued (or going to be pursued);
    2. why the applicant chose to attend post-secondary school X over all others;
    3. what the applicant hopes his or her post-secondary studies will lead him or her;
    4. a need for financial assistance.
  3. One letter of recommendation or reference letter from a teacher, principal, coach, etc. Letters of recommendation or reference from immediate family members or relatives are not acceptable.

The final date for submission will be April 10, 2014. A committee, selected by the Board of Vineland Growers’ Co-operative, Ltd., will review each application package submitted. The selection process will be completed by April 17, 2014, with the winning applicant being notified by mail.  Presentation of the scholarship will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Vineland Growers’ Annual General Meeting.  The recipient is asked to attend the meeting in order to receive the award.

Monies will be released once proof of enrolment has been obtained.


Applications must be mailed to the following address no later than April 10, 2014:

Vineland Growers’ Co-operative, Ltd.
4150 Jordan Rd., Box 700,
Jordan Station, Ontario L0R 1S0. 
Attention: Secretary Treasurer.

Please ensure a return address is printed clearly on the top left-hand side of the application package. For applications contact Dianne Gaiero at VGC 905 562-4133 ext 124 or email

The appication form can be downloaded as excel or pdf.