The RBC Foundation sponsors the Canadian Foundation for Food and Agricultural Education (CFFAE) Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is in recognition of the significant contribution Douglas McRorie, PAg, FAIC, made to agricultural finance throughout his career with the Royal Bank of Canada, his involvement in agricultural banking and agricultural economics, and his belief in continuous training. The Scholarship is administered by the Canadian Foundation for Food and Agricultural Education through its Education and Scholarship Committee.
One $4500 scholarship will be offered to a Masters or PhD student specializing in agricultural business, economics, finance or trade. The scholarship is for full-time study in the 2020-21 academic year at any Canadian university with an agricultural degree program.
A) Candidates must hold Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status.
B) Candidates must be registered full-time in a Masters or PhD program in the area of agricultural business, economics, finance or trade. Candidates must be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline. Note: A letter from the university confirming enrolment is required to be submitted in support of the application by the deadline, otherwise the application will be rejected.
C) Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for a second award.
Selection of scholarship recipients will be based solely on information provided as part of the application package. No restrictions are placed on scholarship applicants holding other grants or awards or receiving assistance or income from other sources. Scholarships are awarded on the following basis (not necessarily placed in order of importance):
1. Academic achievement,
2. Areas of study,
3. Leadership and community service,
4. Work experience and career interests,
5. Letters of recommendation.