Pet Food Association of Canada – Martha ‘Marty’ Wilder Honourary Scholarship

The Pet Food Association of Canada (PFAC) is pleased to offer the Pet Food Association of Canada Martha ‘Marty’Wilder Honourary Scholarship to university graduate students pursuing studies in a field that can be applied to any aspect of the pet food industry.

This is awarded annually to one recipient in the amount of $5000 CAD.

Please check out the other tabs for more information on how to apply.

PFAC is the national industry association that represents pet food manufacturers and suppliers to the industry that does business in Canada. PFAC members are responsible for the majority of pet food sales in Canada, and over $1 billion in exports to over 90 countries around the world. This scholarship is made possible through funding by PFAC member companies. The scholarship is offered with the hope that more students will pursue an interest in the pet food industry as a great option for an interesting, dynamic, and challenging career.

The scholarship’s namesake, Martha ‘Marty’ Wilder, was Executive Director for PFAC for over 24 years, and contributed significantly to the growth and success of the pet food industry in Canada, and globally. The scholarship is named in her honour, as a recognition of the positive impact that she had on Canadian pet food.

Criteria for Submission

1.  Graduate student, studying in Canada

2.  Studying and/or performing research in a field or area that can be applied to the pet food industry

3.  Canadian citizen or permanent resident

4.  Able to attend a PFAC event or meeting to present your work (flexibility exists)

5.  Completed application form

Application Process

1.   Demonstrate that you meet the criteria in a cover letter

2.  Complete the application form found HERE

3.  Submit application form, cover letter, and include a reference letter from your academic advisor

4.  Copy of official transcript of completed graduate level courses

Please submit all completed application packages between February 6 and June 1, 2023 to with the subject line of PFAC Scholarship 2023.


Applications are open from February 6, 2023 to June 1, 2023.

Next round of applications will be accepted starting in February 2024 – check back here in January 2024.

Note: Any applications received outside of application dates will not be reviewed.