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$1,000 award for local student

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Conservation Foundation offers $1,000 student award
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF) offers $1,000 Student Environmental Award bursary in 2022

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation (ABCF) is offering a $1,000 Student Environmental Award scholarship in 2022. 

“We are very proud to offer the Student Environmental Award in 2022,” said Dave Frayne, ABCF Chair. “This $1,000 student bursary helps a local student in their studies and we encourage local young people to apply.”

The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 30, 2022 by 4:30 p.m. local time.

For the application form and flyer poster, and for complete details, please visit the website at this web page link:

The successful applicant must be a graduating secondary school student or student currently enrolled in university or college pursuing education in a conservation-related course of study such as biology; ecology; geography; forestry; fish and wildlife; agriculture; or outdoor education.

Interested students are to write a creative two-page essay on their personal involvement with a conservation or environment-based project or organization.

Eligible students must be between the ages of 17 and 25, have a permanent address in a municipality of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) watershed. Municipalities in the ABCA watershed are: Adelaide Metcalfe; Bluewater; Central Huron; Huron East; Lambton Shores; Lucan Biddulph; Perth South; Middlesex Centre; North Middlesex; South Huron; Warwick; and West Perth.

There have been ten local recipients of the award. Past winners are: Ryan Finnie (2010); Raina Vingerhoeds (2011); Greg Urquhart (2012); Ryan Carlow (2013); Connor Devereaux (2014); Barb Alber (2015); Samantha Bycraft (2016); Marina Lather (2017); Ethan Quenneville (2018); and Meghan Glavin (2019).

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