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Brian Fox Memorial Scholarship

The Ontario Sugarbeet Growers Association (OSGA) established the Brian Fox Memorial Agricultural Scholarship in honour of founding Chair of the OSGA, the late Brian Fox who passed away in 2013. Brian was a well-respected farmer, community leader, and innovative businessman from Chatham-Kent. The scholarship is intended to support and encourage young people interested in a career in agriculture.

The Brian Fox Memorial Agricultural Scholarship was originally funded by generous donations from various agricultural businesses in Ontario, the Michigan Sugar Company, the OSGA, and the Fox Family. The scholarship fund is currently managed by the Sarnia Community Foundation on behalf of the OSGA.


Applicants must have been accepted into an accredited college or university agricultural programme OR currently enrolled and attending an agricultural programme.
Students interested in applying must have a minimum GPA Requirement of 2.7 or a high school average of 70% in their top 6 senior classes.
Applicants must be residents of Chatham-Kent or Lambton County.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate active involvement in the agricultural community.
Applicants must demonstrate financial need in the application document.


Use Of Funds

Scholarships are awarded on the understanding that the funds will be used to cover the cost of attending a program of studies and may be directed to the academic institution if requested by the winner.


By signing the application, the applicant agrees to the expectations of scholarship recipients and gives the Sarnia Community Foundation and OSGA permission to publish their name, photo and academic program. All other information will remain confidential.

Supporting Documents

Candidates may be required to present bank statements and income tax returns in support of their application.

Promotional Activities

Recipients must be available for photos, interviews or any other promotional activities as arranged by the OSGA Scholarship Committee (e.g. award ceremonies, media interviews, etc.)

Selection Committee

The Brian Fox Memorial Agricultural Scholarship applications are reviewed, and winners are selected by the OSGA board members. Awards will be presented at the OSGA annual winter meeting.


Applications are due by November 30 annually.

If the 30th is a weekend day, the deadline is extended to the next business day.

Download the Application

Download The Application