Check out these scholarships and cash awards

March 17, 2020

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Eva Gribbon, Green Jobs Youth, Student Ranger Crew Lead at BC Parks.

College and university can be expensive. Not only is the schoolwork challenging, but you also have to pay for it. In celebration of International Day of Forests (March 21), and in support of our hardworking future forest and conservation leaders, PLT Canada has compiled some great Canadian scholarships, bursaries and awards. If you’re an Indigenous student, or a student in the forest and conservation sector, you might be interested in one of these opportunities!

1. BC Council of Forest Industries – Forestry Scholarships

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  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: June 5, 2020
  • Number Available: 12
  • Eligibility: Students planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in programs related to Forestry, Science, Trades, and Business.

Find out more about the COFI scholarships

2. Nature Canada – Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award

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  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Number Available: 1
  • Eligibility: Any student entering or continuing at an accredited college or university in Canada in the interdisciplinary study of natural environmental systems (ecosystems), how they operate, how they interact with people, and how people interact with them.

Find out more about the Nature Canada – Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award

3. Paddle Canada – Bill Mason Scholarships

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  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Number Available: 6
  • Eligibility: A Canadian Citizen, enrolled full-time at a Canadian University or College with a second year or higher standing. The program should be in Outdoor Recreation, Environmental studies, or a related program, with an academic standing of B+ (75%) or higher.

Find out more about the Paddle Canada – Bill Mason scholarships

4. Hydro One – Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin Awards

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  • Amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: August 1, 2020
  • Number Available: 15
  • Eligibility: First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who are interested in pursuing careers within the electricity sector. Must be studying in the energy industry related disciplines at a recognized University or Community College.

Find out more about the Hydro One Leonard S. (Tony) Mandamin awards

5. Mattagami Region Conservation Authority – Wintergreen Fund for Conservation Environmental Bursary

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  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: May 8, 2020
  • Number Available: 1
  • Eligibility: A student graduating from a local high school in the City of Timmins and will be entering their first year of full-time undergraduate studies. Demonstrated record of participation, leadership or volunteerism in the promotion of conservation awareness and the environment of the local watershed.

Find out more about the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority bursary

6. Brower Youth Awards

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  • Amount: Each recipient will receive a cash prize of $3,000, a professional short film about their work, and a flight to the San Francisco Bay area, with accommodations.
  • Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Number Available: 6
  • Eligibility: Young environmental change leaders from the ages of 13-22 (As of May 1, 2020). Must live in North America, (including Mexico, Canada, and some Caribbean Islands), and US “Territories”.

Find out more about the Brower Youth awards

7. Tree Canada – Urban Forestry Student Bursary

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  • Amount: The recipient will receive a $2,000, as well as hotel, travel, meals and registration fees for the Canadian Urban Forest Conference Charlottetown, PEI.
  • Deadline: April 30, 2020
  • Number Available: 1
  • Eligibility: Full-time Canadian post-secondary students who have a strong interest in urban forestry and are involved in the field as part of their academic, volunteer or extracurricular activities.

Find out more about the Urban Forestry Student Bursary

8. Interior Logging Association’s Forestry Scholarships

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  • Amount: Three scholarships of $1,000 and one scholarship of $2,000
  • Deadline: July 31, 2020
  • Number Available: 4
  • Eligibility: Varies by scholarship. Open to students seeking careers in British Columbia’s forestry industry. The scholarships are available to graduating secondary school students, university and college students or both.

Find out more about the Interior Logging Association’s Forestry Scholarships

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