“To foster agricultural leadership and personal development through international study.”
Each year Nuffield Canada awards three scholarships of $15,000.00 to enterprising Canadian individuals with a passion for agriculture. The scholarship is to be used for a minimum of 10 weeks of travel for the purpose of study. Recipients can come from any field of agriculture, including livestock, grain or vegetable production, forestry and horticulture and can come from any aspect of the industry, including owners, managers, employees, administrators or bureaucrats.
Nuffield Canada was established in the 1950’s with Lord Nuffield’s original endowment. The Canadian Nuffield Agricultural Scholarship Association (Nuffield Canada) was formally incorporated on March 5, 1986 and operates as a registered non-profit.
The organization has changed and evolved but continues to focus on the goal of attracting scholars who are ready to challenge themselves in a program of international travel and study. The experience results in personal and professional benefit, while adding leadership capacity to Canadian agriculture.
Nuffield Canada is part of the larger international Nuffield community which has grown to include Australia, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe and Brazil (associate since 2013). Scholarship recipients become a member of the Nuffield alumni, more than 1,500 strong, which interacts to aid the latest scholars and continue the development of past scholars.
The vision of Nuffield Canada mirrors that of Nuffield International; to develop people who will make a positive difference in the world of agriculture.