Post-secondary education can be prohibitively expensive for many students. In celebration of International Day of Forests, we have compiled a list of Canadian scholarships, bursaries, and awards for students who care about forests and the environment. If we want to continue celebrating our natural spaces, we need to encourage the development of future forest and conservation leaders!
Forest Junior intern Carleen carries a high precision GPS unit for a research project at the Aleza Lake Research Forest.
FPAC – Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth
Amount: $2500 Deadline: March 30, 2019 Number Available: 2 Eligibility: Qualities of strong academic standing, commitment to the forest products industry, and a demonstrated commitment to their Indigenous community. Apply at:http://www.fpac.ca/indigenous/skills-award/
Nature Canada – Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award
Amount: Each recipient will receive a cash prize of $3000, a professional short film about their work, and flight and lodging accommodations to a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. Deadline: May 1, 2019 Number Available: 6 Eligibility: Young environmental change leaders from the ages of 13-22 (As of May 1, 2019). Must live in North America, (including Mexico, Canada, and some Caribbean Islands), and US “Territories”. Apply at:http://www.broweryouthawards.org/apply/
Paddle Canada – Bill Mason Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1000 Deadline: September 30, 2019 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 related program, with an academic standing of B+ (75%) or higher. Apply at:https://www.paddlecanada.com/bill-mason-scholarship-fund/
Mattagami Region Conservation Authority- Wintergreen Fund for Conservation Environmental Bursary
Amount: $1500 Deadline: May 8, 2019 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. Apply at:http://mrca.timmins.ca/wintergreen-fund-2/student-bursary-environmental-conservation
March 31, National Indigenous Languages Day, is a time to celebrate and recognize enduring Indigenous languages. Project Learning Tree Canada’s (PLT Canada) A Guide to Green Jobs in Canada: Voices of Indigenous Professionals has been translated into Anishinaabemowen, and the Plains Cree translation is coming out soon. “It’s important to…
Blaze Head, a high school student and member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN), organized a virtual family ice fishing derby on Saskatchewan River from Umpherville to BigEddy. OCN Community members can fish on their own time between March 15–21 and send in a recorded video for the chance to…
Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) recently launched its Green Mentor Program – 2021 National Cohort in celebration of National Mentoring Month. In the next decade, one-third of the forest sector’s workforce is set to retire. Mentorship can help inspire and recruit the next generation of forest and conservation leaders.…
Screen grab from Laura Trout’s “A Day in the Life” video for PLT Canada. The West Fraser senior biologist has been a part of major fish habitat restoration programs and collaborations in Alberta since 2014. West Fraser, an SFI-certified organization and Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) Green Jobs employer,…