Bayer Fund supports future agriculture leaders with $93,000 in Post-secondary scholarship funding

Calgary, AB (October 18, 2021) – Thirty-one (31) first-year Canadian college/university students embarking on their post-secondary experience in agriculture and food each received $3,000 in support from the Bayer Fund.


Emily Robb from Brandon, Manitoba was one of the successful recipients—selected based on her academic record and leadership within her school and community. Emily is pursuing a degree in agroecology at the University of Manitoba.


"I was elated to have been selected as a Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship recipient. The funding this scholarship provides will aid in covering the costs of tuition so I can be more focused on my studies in agroecology and less focused on the finances behind it, surely helping me succeed,” said Emily. “It will be extremely valuable in my first year of university, and it has created a solid foundation for my pursuit of agricultural studies in the future!"


Offered in Canada since 1991, all Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship winners were required to secure a nomination from a farmer or food professional and submit a short essay outlining the role they envision themselves playing in advancing Canadian agriculture in a sustainable way.


“Supporting young people in their pursuit of education in STEM fields, including agriculture and food, is critical for our company and Canadian agriculture,” said Trish Jordan, senior business partner, government & industry affairs with Bayer Crop Science Canada. “Bayer is a strong advocate for connecting with, and giving back to, future leaders in our industry.”


The 2021 Bayer Opportunity Scholarship Program was administered by Universities Canada’s Scholarship Partners Canada—the leading Canadian service provider in the field of scholarship management.


Thousands of deserving students have received over $2 million in scholarship funding since the Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship program was first introduced in Canada in 1991.


About the Bayer Fund
Bayer Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.


About Bayer
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2019, the Group employed around 104,000 people and had sales of 43.5 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.9 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.3 billion euros. For more information, go to


For further information, contact:

Trish Jordan
Government & Industry Affairs

NOTE: The complete list of 2021 Opportunity Scholarship winners, is included below.


2021 Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship Winners


Annie Service, Rimbey
Brody Laackmann, Entwistle
Erin Hughes, Longview
Kaden Liboiron, Jenner
Karsten Van Tryp, Burdett
Marco Medema, Fort Macleod
Meadow Cole, Coronation
Megan Gubbins, Rainier
Natalie Kieser, Morinville
Rayleen Lundquist, Medicine Hat
Sam Gridley, Morrin


British Columbia
Olivia Hoefer, Nanaimo


Alison Manness, Domain
Allie Jakubowski, Neepawa
Carter Ives, Stonewall
Emily Robb, Brandon
Kolby Kosheluk, Anola


Emma Bishop, Annapolis Royal


Dominik Jackl, Vankleek Hill
Emma Sceli, Denfield
Jillian Ohm, Monkton


Amanda St-Denis, St-Andre D’Argenteuil
Anne-Marie Audet, Quebec City


Brayden Ostafie, Mikado
Brianne Cadrian, Leask
Chase Jarman, Climax
Courtney Nell, Francis
Shenesa Poirier, Antler
Tianna Syhlonyk-Ogle, Avonlea
Tyrel Carlson, Melville
Wylee Thiessen, Kerrobert