TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - The deadline is approaching, but there's still time to apply for one of three scholarships offered by The Living City Foundation for post-secondary students enrolled in courses focusing on the environment or history. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
If you're a student living in TRCA's jurisdiction, attending post-secondary education in Environmental Studies, Landscape Architecture, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Forestry, Civil Engineering, or any program that relates to the core work of TRCA and supports the idea of The Living City, you're eligible to apply for scholarships from The Living City Foundation. Three scholarships are available; one for $5,000 and two for $1,500.
"These scholarships assist those students who exemplify the values of The Living City," stated Scott Fortnum, Executive Director of The Living City Foundation. "We want to reward those who care about our environment and the importance of preservation and conservation and our scholarships do just that."
To qualify, students will be asked to complete an application form and provide a 500 word essay outlining how they demonstrate the values of The Living City--where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity. Special consideration will be given to those students who demonstrate leadership through volunteer and extracurricular activities. While academic excellence will be a consideration, awards will not necessarily go to the student with the highest marks. Ultimately, we are looking for well-rounded leaders who are active in their communities and epitomize the ideals of sustainability.
Submissions are reviewed by a volunteer selection committee of The Living City Foundation and are due by to September 30th. The three finalists will be invited to attend The Living City Environmental Dinner on November 4th, 2015 where the scholarships will be awarded. To apply, go to http://www.thelivingcity.org/about/scholarship-awards.dot
SOURCE Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
For further information: Media Contact: Elizabeth Oakley, Toronto and Region Conservation, (416) 274-2036