Become a Young Conservation Leader
The Young Conservationist Scholarship Program highlights the drive of young people connected to the BCWF to contribute to the protection, conservation and enhancement of the environment. Participating youth will be given the resources and knowledge to make an impact in their communities while competing for a scholarship. We will choose up to 25 conservation-minded youth to join us for a conservation seminar and to facilitate their own conservation projects in this program.
General applicants must apply by March 15th to be considered for the Young Conservationist Scholarship Program. Additionally, participants in our Go Wild camp** will also be eligible to apply following their completion of camp, and if admitted, will join the program in August. We will accept up to 10 participants from the general applicant pool and up to 15 participants from the Go Wild applicant pool. For more information about Go Wild and how to participate, click here.
If selected to participate, general applicants (application due March 15th) will have eight months, whereas Go Wild camp** participants (application due in Aug / to be confirmed) will have six months to create and facilitate their own conservation project in their community. BCWF staff will be available for support through check-ins held every two months. After completing their project, participants will be asked to submit a report on how their projects went.
After projects are completed, BCWF staff will select one project which exceeds expectations and demonstrates conservation excellence. The selected participant will be awarded a scholarship and the opportunity to present their project at the 2022 BCWF Annual General Meeting (AGM). All other participants will have the opportunity to display project posters at the AGM.
All program gatherings will be held over Zoom to allow youth across B.C. to participate.
**In-person youth camps will resume in accordance with provincial COVID-19 safety rules.
- March 15 Applications Due
- April 24-25 virtual BCWF AGM
- May 3rd Project Proposals Due
- July Check-in
- August Go Wild Applications Due (final date to be confirmed)
- August Check-in (Meet & Greet between Go Wild and general participants)
- September Check-in
- November Check-in
- January 2022 Project Reports Due
- Must be in grade 11 or below
- Must be currently enrolled in a B.C. School
- Must be a dependent of a BCWF member, have a BCWF Member Sponsor, or be a Junior BCWF Member
Application forms below. Youth must be a dependent of a BCWF member, sponsored by a BCWF member, or a Junior BCWF member. Not a member? Become one today, membership starts at just $56.00!
Scholarship amount is to be determined based on funding but will be at a minimum of $1000.
Interested applicants must apply by March 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM unless they are participating in Go Wild.
For any questions, comments, or concerns about this application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.