Make a Difference in Your Community!
The Young Conservationist Scholarship Program has officially concluded and will not be continuing. We still want to encourage conservation-minded youth to create positive change within their communities and work to protect our environment.
The Young Conservationist Scholarship Program was a program that highlighted the drive of passionate young environmentalists. Participating youth (grade 11 and below) were given the resources and knowledge to make an impact in their communities while competing for a scholarship. Youth were chosen to join us for a conservation seminar and learn how to facilitate their own conservation projects.
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Winners of the 2023-24 YCSP
2023-24 Winner: Gurmehar
The winner of the 2023-24 Young Conservationist Scholarship Program, and recipient of a $1,500 scholarship is Gurmehar – a 13-year-old conservationist who aims to instill environmental stewardship within their community and educate others on action they can take to fight climate change. Through the Young Conservationist Scholarship Program, Gurmehar created and distributed educational pamphlets, as well as facilitated several workshops for multiple elementary groups across their district.
Following the program, Gurmehar plans to continue spreading awareness within his community. He will be facilitating further workshops for elementary students in the spring, as well as presenting to other district educators at multiple Pro-D days.
2023-24 Runner-Up: Tanroz
The runner-up of the Young Conservationist Scholarship Program and recipient of a $500 scholarship was Tanroz, a 15-year old student who focused her efforts on removing invasive ivy from a neighbourhood park and replanting native species to create a healthier environment. Throughout the project, Tanroz facilitated multiple removal and planting days with fellow students and other members of the community. She also delivered a presentation to elementary students to educate them on invasive species and inspire them to take action.
Though the Young Conservationist Scholarship Program has officially ended, Tanroz plans to continue her efforts to revitalize the park and share his project with local elementary schools with the support of her school’s Green Team.
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