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Spruce City Wildlife Association Sets Up Scholarship

Friday, November 4, 2016 @ 5:53 AM

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   sprucecitywildlife@gmail.com   All applications must be received by the SCWA no later than 4:30 pm. Dec. 31st, 2016.





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