March 26, 2020

Bayer Scholarships for Students Now Accepting Applications for 2020

Over $125,000 in scholarships available to Canadian students across two programs/ • Canadian agriculture needs bright minds across many disciplines/ • Application deadlines in April and June

Calgary, AB, March 26, 2020 – From sustainable agriculture practices to ground-breaking technology, Bayer is focused on the future of the food production industry and ensuring the support of passionate people entering this growing industry.

Two great scholarship opportunities are now available for both graduating high school students and current post-secondary students across the country! Both programs are now open for 2020 and accepting applications.

The Bayer Crop Science Scholarship for Future Leaders is designed for students who are enrolled in an agriculture bachelor’s degree program at one of six eligible Canadian agriculture universities. Each scholarship is valued at $5,000 annually and awarded to students who have demonstrated their leadership, engagement and contribution to agriculture in Canada through their academic, volunteer/community involvement and/or their extra-curricular activities. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2020.

The Bayer Fund Opportunity Scholarship is for graduating grade 12 students entering their first year of post-secondary education in agriculture, food science or a culinary program at a Canadian university or college of their choice in the fall of 2020. Up to 65 scholarships valued at $1,500 each will be awarded to students based on demonstrated academic standards and leadership in their community. The application deadline for this scholarship is June 10, 2020.

Both programs are managed by Universities Canada and selections will be made by an independent panel.

If you know of a student planning to pursue studies in agriculture or a food-related discipline of study, encourage them to apply today!

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 www.bayer.ca.

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