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
With the beginning of the outdoor work season upon us, many of you might be wondering how the Covid-19 pandemic will affect your job search. Thankfully, the Government of Canada has declared the forest products sector an essential service, so there will still be many opportunities for youth to find…
Young people pursuing green careers are benefitting from the advice and guidance of mentors across Canada, thanks to PLT Canada’s new My Green Mentor Program (#MyGreenMentor). The six-month program connects youth aged 18-30 to professionals in the forest and conservation sector. It began in March with the creation of 25…