Nature Newfoundland and Labrador is now accepting applications for the Wild Things Scholarship; the deadline is February 28, 2014. We will circulate a second call for applications early in January 2014.
For your information, a copy of the Wild Things Scholarship announcement is appended below. It provides information about the scholarship and the type of applicant we are seeking (i.e., volunteers for nature who currently attend a post-secondary institution or intend to do so). I am sending this information to a wide range of people and institutions. Please circulate this announcement to any individuals, groups, and/or institutions that are likely to be in contact with potential applicants.
To apply, potential applicants should go to our website (www.naturenl.ca) and click on the Scholarship tab where they will find instructions for applying online or via paper copy.
The 2013 Recipient of the Wild Things Scholarship
We awarded the 2013 Wild Things Scholarship to Emma Power, a student at Queen Elizabeth Regional High School, Conception Bay South. This scholarship recognizes a student in the province whose volunteer efforts have made a significant contribution to the enhancement and conservation of nature. Emma’s dedication to volunteering to enhance the natural beauty of her hometown, along with her natural leadership abilities and strong academic record, made her a highly deserving scholarship recipient. She plans to attend Memorial University upon gradation to pursue a career in medicine or marine biology.
Emma served as Chair of her high school’s Ecological Crusaders group and participated regularly in the Eco-Mentors program for Earth Day. Her most impressive achievement to date, however, was her successful campaign to bring curbside recycling to the town of Conception Bay South. Power started a letter writing campaign directed to the town council and the local paper and an on-line petition directed to the Mayor and the Director of Public Works in which she highlighted the importance of curbside recycling for her rapidly growing community. Due in large part to her efforts, a curbside-recycling program started in CBS in October 2013.
Nature Newfoundland and Labrador invites applicants for
The Wild Things Scholarship
This $1000 scholarship recognizes the enthusiasm and efforts of a student whose volunteer activities have helped to conserve or enhance nature in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Residents of Newfoundland and Labrador: (1) who are (or will be) enrolled in a post-secondary program and (2) who have demonstrated an active commitment to nature and the environment through their volunteer activities are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
Application forms can be found on the website of Nature Newfoundland and Labrador (www.naturenl.ca). On-line or paper applications and referee forms must be submitted by February 28th, 2014.
Supported by Wildland Tours (www.wildlands.com) and an anonymous donor.