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 2019 Call for Applications is now open for the Ian Ross Memorial Scholarship. Applications due no later than February 28, 2019, 16:30 MST. Winners will be notified at the ACTWS conference 22-24 March, 2019.

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 full-time in September 2019 (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 (Lethbridge College). Please note that programs in conservation enforcement are not eligible for this award.

Submission Requirements

  • 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 (500 words or fewer) outlining: career goals and relevance to this awards; summary of involvement or experience with the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society; and summary of volunteer or work experience in the wildlife field.

Scoring Sheet:


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 2019. 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 Lethbridge College. The award funds will be disbursed upon confirmation of registration for the next year of full-time enrollment.

Submission Requirements

  • 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 (500 words or fewer) outlining: career goals and relevance to this awards; summary of involvement or experience with the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society; and summary of volunteer or work experience in the wildlife field.

Scoring Sheet:


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 2019), and conducting the majority of their (field) research in Alberta.

Submission Requirements
  • Outline of proposed thesis work
  • 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 (500 words or fewer) outlining: career goals and relevance to this awards; summary of involvement or experience with the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society; and summary of volunteer or work experience in the wildlife field.

Scoring Sheet: