Sustainability Scholarship

WFIM Corporate Partner, Club Coffee
Sustainability Scholarship

On behalf of the WFIM board and the Scholarship committee team, leading up to October 24th World Sustainability Week, we are pleased to officially announce a brand new scholarship: the WFIM Corporate Partner, Club Coffee Sustainability Scholarship!

This scholarship rewards those innovative pioneers who are implementing great ideas in the fields of food sustainability, including water management, sustainable packaging, and food waste.

Club Coffee’s sustainability trifecta consists of Sustainable Packaging, Sustainable Sourcing, and Sustainable Production. WFIM is pleased to partner with Club Coffee to support new and upcoming food sustainability pioneers in Canada. A sponsorship award of $2,000 Cdn has been provided by Club Coffee for the winning recipient!

Applicant Criteria

We are looking for applicants based on the following criteria:

  • Innovators and pioneers in the Sustainability area, who have proven results and well tracked completed projects in an area of sustainability like: Food, Food related fields (including food waste, food saving, food circular economy), Food packaging, Water management, and Environment.

  • Open to female candidates who are in their senior academic years, about to graduate, recently graduated or in their first year of employment, ie. those who have graduated or are about to graduate in Jan 2022 to Dec 2024.

  • Candidates can be international or domestic students, but must be studying in a Canadian institution or working with a Canadian innovation centre, association or company.

  • Project must be relevant to Canadian interests.

If you know of any eligible candidates who would be interested in applying for this scholarship, please spread the word and encourage them to apply! We are launching first to our WFIM members who can share with suitable candidates, and then open it up to the broader community. From then on we will be accepting applications.

Application Process

Candidates must submit the following to apply:

  • official academic transcript
  • complete details for the project that they are applying with; projects should be completed during their course of study with clear & impactful results
  • essay/cover letter to demonstrate eligibility
  • resume
  • two reference letters related with applicant’s interest/work/research
  • completed application form

Application Process

Candidates must submit the following to apply:

  • official academic transcript
  • complete details for the project that they are applying with; projects should be completed during their course of study with clear & impactful results
  • essay/cover letter to demonstrate eligibility
  • resume
  • two reference letters related with applicant’s interest/work/research
  • completed application form

Timeline

  • Application launch open to WFIM members in June 2024 launch notice
  • June – Aug: Applications accepted
  • Aug 31: Application window closes
  • September: Applications are reviewed and vetted.
  • Early Oct: The winner is notified and invited to our sustainability event.
  • October 24: The winner is announced at our sustainability event, held iat the Terrace on the Green in Brampton

If you have any questions, please contact us at admin@wfim.ca. We look forward to seeing all the sustainability initiatives that come our way!

Thank you for your support of WFIM. We are here to support, develop and connect women to be the best at the table!

Club Coffee, now part of Olam Food Ingredients, has been at the forefront of innovating and implementing sustainable solutions in the coffee world. They have reshaped the coffee market with innovations such as compostable single serve coffee pods, compostable freshness wrappers, and fibre-based packaging. Club Coffee has partnered with organizations such as Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade International, and Bullfrog Powder, to certify their products and reduce carbon emissions.