Spruce City Wildlife Association Sets Up Scholarship
Prince George, B.C.- The Spruce City Wildlife Association is offering some help to some deserving students who are enrolled in full time studies in certain fields.
The SCWA is offering three separate scholarship awards ranging in value of $250 to $1,000 dollars to successful applicants enrolled in full time studies related to forestry, conservation, outdoor recreation/education and ecological/environmental studies at either the University of Northern B.C. or the College of New Caledonia.
This is not the first time the Association has offered scholarships says club President Steve Hamilton “I believe SCWA did one years ago, but it hasn’t been done in a long while.”
Hamilton says the revival of the scholarship came about by “like minded members asking each other how they can continue to drive youth to care about wildlife and habitat.”
The scholarships will be awarded to those students who have demonstrated academic success and who will promote the ideals of the SCWA and give a voice to conservation and land stewardship in Northern BC.
“SCWA believes in conservation for future generations” says Hamilton, “In order for us to have wildlife and habitat in the future, we need to encourage youth to continue being involved in caring about it. Hopefully by giving a little bit of financial aid to deserving students, it will help them to do this.”
Hamilton says the scholarship program is sustainable as long as the Association has a strong membership base.
Applicants must complete an application form and submit a 500 word essay detailing how they will apply their education towards the ideas of conservation and environmental stewardship in B.C. They must also provide proof of registration in a program. Application forms and scholarship details can be accessed by contacting the association at firstname.lastname@example.org All applications must be received by the SCWA no later than 4:30 pm. Dec. 31st, 2016.