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John B Holdstock Scholarship

Scholarship Value $1,000

Number of Scholarships 1

Successful scholarship applicants must be a resident of British Columbia and current undergraduate or graduate students attending university or college in the environmental sciences or a related field.

One scholarship of $1,000 is awarded annually.

All application criteria must be met in order to qualify. See the criteria prior to submitting an online application.

The application deadline for each year is April 30 (end of day).

The successful recipient will be announced by June 30 each year.

Application Criteria

We recommend that interested students review the criteria, gather/create all electronic files and then return to the website to fill out and submit their application. Make sure you have acquired copies of all mandatory items listed below before beginning your submission.

You will not be able to save your online application until you enter submit.


  1. A resident of British Columbia.
  2. A full-time student attending a BC university or college in the upcoming fall semester.
  3. Enrolled in the sciences or a related field (applicants will be asked to list courses they intend to study in the upcoming term).
  4. Currently hold a GPA of 3.50 or ‘B’ average or better (relevant transcripts for proof of grades must be included with application).
  5. One Letter of Reference stating the applicant’s participation in outdoor conservation work involving fish, wildlife and/or habitat conservation in British Columbia.
  6. A brief essay (maximum 500 words) describing your interests in pursuing fish, wildlife and/or habitat conservation as a part of your academic studies (e.g. you may want to include information about relevant personal interests and activities, academic goals, academic achievements, career plans and how BC’s conservation movement might benefit from your contribution).
  7. Enrolled in a minimum 80% course load (NOTE a full course load may not be available to some Masters students. Where a full course load is not offered, this criterion does not apply).
  8. Proof of enrollment at the University/College will be requested prior to issuing the award.
  9. The Selections Committee provides weighted scoring to applicants with a proven record of interest in the outdoors (including hunting and fishing) and/or your intentions in using your education towards the conservation and enhancement of BC’s fish and wildlife and habitat.

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