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
Deadline: June 30, 2020
Number Available: 12
Eligibility: Students planning to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in programs related to Forestry, Science, Trades, and Business.
2. Nature Canada – Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award
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.
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.
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.
5. Mattagami Region Conservation Authority – Wintergreen Fund for Conservation Environmental Bursary
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.
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.
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