The Alberta Chapter annually presents academic student awards to promote interest and reward excellence in the field of wildlife conservation. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in wildlife management. Student submissions for each award category are reviewed by ACTWS member committees.

The call for applications usually happens in January; successful candidates will be notified at the ACTWS conference every March.

The 2018 Call for Applications is now closed.

Send applications electronically to Joanna Burgar at director4@actws.ca, Subject: Scholarship Committee


Robert (Bob) K. Goddard Memorial Scholarship  – $1500

Eligibility
This award is open to students that are presently enrolled in a technical program in the Province of Alberta, focusing on wildlife biology or management, and will be enrolled fulltime in September 2017 (participating on a co-op work term is also eligible). Program examples include, but are not limited to: Renewable Resource Option (NAIT), Wildlife and Fisheries Major (Lakeland), Renewable Resource Management Diploma (LCC). Please note that programs in conservation enforcement are not eligible for this award.

Submission Requirements
  • Summary of involvement or experience with the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
  • Summary of volunteer or work experience in the wildlife field.
  • Transcript of marks for courses taken and a list of courses planned for remainder of program, if any.
  • Contact information for one reference (e.g., a faculty member or other professional biologist) who agrees to be contacted by the Awards committee.
  • Typed essay (300 words or fewer) outlining career goals and relevance to this award.


Ian Ross Memorial Scholarship – $1500

Eligibility
This award is open to students planning a career in wildlife management and preparing to enter the final year of a 4-year Alberta university program in Biological Sciences, Forest Science, Animal Sciences, Zoology, or related field of study, in September 2017. This award is also open to students entering the final year of the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Ecosystem Management – Fish and Wildlife stream at LCC. The award funds will be disbursed upon confirmation of registration for the next year of full-time enrollment.

Submission Requirements
  • Summary of involvement or experience with the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
  • Summary of volunteer or work experience in the wildlife field.
  • Transcript of marks for courses taken, and a list of courses planned for their final year.
  • Contact information for one reference (e.g., a faculty member or other professional biologist) who agrees to be contacted by the Awards committee.
  • Typed essay (300 words or fewer) outlining career goals and relevance to this award.


William Wishart Post-Graduate Award – $1500

Eligibility
This award is open to students planning a career in wildlife management and accepted into a full-time post-graduate degree program at a Canadian University in Biological Sciences, Forest Science, Animal Sciences, Zoology, or related field of study (must be enrolled full time in September 2017), and conducting the majority of their research in Alberta.

Submission Requirements
  • Summary of involvement with the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society
  • Outline of proposed thesis work
  • Summary of volunteer or work experience in the wildlife field
  • Transcript of marks for undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Contact information for one reference (e.g., a faculty member or other professional biologist) who agrees to be contacted by the Awards committee
  • Typed essay (300 words or fewer) outlining career goals and relevance to this award.