The Canadian Youth Environmental Leadership Scholarship was created to advance new ideas and new ways of thinking when it comes to protecting the environment by supporting students who demonstrate a strong commitment to environmental leadership.
This scholarship is awarded annually to two students in the undergraduate program who best combine academic achievement with public environmental service. Our committee had difficulty narrowing down their selections, however; this year’s recipients are exceptionally deserving of this $5,000 scholarship and the networking and mentorship opportunities that come with it.
Keila is an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia pursuing an Honours degree in Marine Biology with a minor in Political Science. She is a fierce advocate of performing public outreach on environmental issues and augmenting the role scientists play in public policy-making. Keila is also the founder of BioBuddies, a non-profit mentorship program that gives elementary-aged schoolchildren the opportunity to conduct original, quality scientific research in biology or environmental science under the guidance of a university undergraduate mentor.
Zachary is an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary and will be completing his Bachelor of Commerce this May. Previously, Zachary worked closely with Student Energy, a global not-for-profit to create a Global Chapter Program launched in Calgary and this led to new chapters in Canada, and then internationally, including the UK and Nigeria. As the liaison between Student Energy and the University of Calgary, Zachary co-led the successful launch of the inaugural Alberta Student Energy Summit.
Thank you to everyone that applied for the 2016 scholarship. Please continue to check back for information regarding the 2017 application process.