John B. Holdstock Scholarship

British Columbia Conservation Foundation

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Grant amount: C $1,000

Anticipated deadline: May 31, 2020 3:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada

Minimum GPA: 3.5

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Overview:

British Columbia Conservation Foundation

The mission of the British Columbia Conservation Foundation is: to promote and assist in the conservation of the fish and wildlife resources of the Province of British Columbia through the protection, acquisition, or enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat.

John B. Holdstock Scholarship

Founded in honor of John B. Holdstock, an avid outdoor recreationalist, conservationist, and advocate. The successful applicant of this scholarship must be a resident of British Columbia and a student attending university or college in the sciences or related outdoors field. Only one scholarship will be awarded each year.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

    • The Applicant must be a resident of British Columbia
    • The Applicant must be a student attending a university or college in the upcoming Fall term
    • The Applicant must be enrolled in the sciences or related outdoors field (applicant will be asked to list courses he/she intends to study in the upcoming term)
    • The Applicant must currently hold a GPA of 3.50 or ‘B’ average or better (relevant transcripts for proof of grades must be included with application)
    • The Applicant must show proof, in the form of a reference letter, of his/her participation in outdoors conservation work involving fish, wildlife, or habitat conservation in British Columbia
    • The Applicant must provide a brief essay (maximum 500 words) describing his or her interest in pursuing fish, wildlife and habitat conservation as a part of his/her academic studies (e.g. student may want to include information about relevant personal interests and activities, as well as academic goals, academic distinctions and achievements, career plans and how wildlife resources would benefit from the applicant’s contribution)
    • The Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum 80% course load
      • (NOTE* it is understood that a full courseload is not available to some Masters candidates.
      • Where it is not offered, this criterion does not apply). Proof of enrollment at the University/College named on the application will be requested prior to issuing the award.

    Preferences:

    • The Selections Committee will give more weight to those applicants with a proven record of interest in hunting and fishing and/or intentions of using their education to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife health and habitat.