Shannon Burwash Award for Leadership and Excellence in Equine, Agri-Business and/or Agricultural Studies

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Saturday, June 1, 2024

Amount: $2,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Management


  • School of Graduate Studies

Established to honour the legacy of Shannon’s love for the horse and extensive involvement in the Quarter Horse industry. Shannon was an active director and treasurer for both the Quarter Horse Association of Alberta and the Canadian Quarter Horse Association, and was an Alberta director for the American Quarter Horse Association. Her involvement also extended to Equine Canada committees.

To learn more about Shannon Burwash click here. To read about past recipients click here.

The goal of these awards is to attract and encourage horse-oriented students to pursue post-secondary education so they are better prepared for leadership and excellence in the equine industry.


  • One award valued at $2,000, applied directly to tuition.


Applicant criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be entering more advanced years of study (third year and beyond) in any of the following fields: agriculture, agri-business, animal health technology, or veterinary medicine that can be applied to horses or the horse industry.
  • Be attending an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Provide two letters of reference.
  • Preference will be given to students with a rural background and/or with extensive participation in the horse industry who plan to pursue an equine-oriented career.
  • Must demonstrate leadership experience

Financial need may be considered

*Note: If you are entering your first or second year of study, please apply for the Shannon Burwash Award for Encouragement in Equine & Agricultural Studies.

Apply here.