FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23rd, 2017
VANCOUVER – The Pacific Salmon Foundation annual Stewardship Community Bursary Program is now open for applications from students in the Yukon and B.C. communities. The Program provides cash awards to post-secondary students in BC and the Yukon who are currently enrolled in their second year or later of a salmon conservation or aquatic stewardship program of study. Applicants must demonstrate volunteer experience in environmental stewardship.
“It’s important that young people get the support they need for a well-rounded educational experience, which is where our Stewardship Community Bursary program comes in,” said Dr. Brian Riddell, president and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation.
Successful applicants are chosen based on volunteer involvement with their local aquatic stewardship group, an essay detailing their chosen field of study, and need for financial support in order to pursue further education.
“Volunteers are a critical component of salmon recovery in British Columbia,” added Dr. Riddell. “Often-times, student volunteers bring new science and conservation methods learned in the classroom to the programs they volunteer for outside the classroom.”
The Foundation awards bursaries up to $2,500. Since 2005, the bursary program has awarded almost $88,000 to 67 students entering environmental fields. The bursaries are made possible through fundraising by the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the generous contributions of donors.
The bursary application window is open through November 15. To apply or get more information, students can go to https://www.psf.ca/what-we-do/bursaries or call the Foundation at 604-664-7664.
Elayne Sun, Pacific Salmon Foundation, 604 340 6940. firstname.lastname@example.org
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