The Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award was established through the legacy gift of Charles Labatiuk and the Charles Labatiuk Nature Endowment Fund. Charles Labatiuk was an avid nature conservationist, mountaineer, and world traveler who enjoyed and excelled as a photographer, writer, gardener, and pianist. These awards were introduced to honour his life and his passion for nature. The scholarship value is $1000, non-renewable.
Any student entering or continuing their studies at an accredited college or university in Canada in the interdisciplinary study of natural environmental systems may apply. Students enrolled in studies focusing on ecosystems, how they operate, and their symbiotic relationship with people are encouraged to apply.
Essays are to be received no later than 5:00 pm [Eastern Time] on May 30th, 2021. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. All applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee's decision by July 1st. The Charles Labatiuk Scholarship Award program is administered by Nature Canada. Nature Canada employees, children, or relatives of employees are not eligible for this scholarship award.
All applications must include a completed application form which will be evaluated based on an essay submission. The essay should be a maximum of 1000 words and reflect on why nature conservation is important to you and the world, how you want to contribute to conservation, and how your studies will help you achieve your goals. Nature Canada Awards Committee will score the essays based on the following criteria:
A) Intellectual content (original, thought-provoking) – 50%
B) Presentation and style – 50%
C) Only one essay submission per applicant.