Seven Oaks Game and Fish Association Environmental Legacy Fund
The Seven Oaks Game and Fish Association Scholarship in Environmental and Natural Resource Management will be awarded annually to a student in environmental and resource management related studies at the University of Manitoba who meets the following criteria:
- Is entering or currently enrolled in full-time in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in a Master’s or Doctoral Program
- Whose approved research program is in the area of terrestrial and freshwater aquatic science, including environmental science, wildlife management, aquatic resource management, fisheries, habitat management, water resource management and limnology
- Has achieved a minimum degree grade point average of 3.5 (or equivalent) based on the last 60 credit hours (or equivalent)
- Is pursuing studies and research in Manitoba
- Demonstrated research excellence
- Demonstrated commitment to environmental engagement/outreach in a public of professional setting
- Demonstrated leadership skills and involvement in the community both inside and outside of the University
Preference will be given to students whose research aligns with the Seven Oaks Game and Fish and Manitoba Wildlife Federation objectives; to promote conservation and protection of the natural resources of the Province of Manitoba – its soils, minerals, forests, water and wildlife; and to promote, encourage and support the protection of wildlife, fish and their natural habitat.
Award recipients may apply to hold this award for a second year, but it is not automatically renewable. Not student my hold the award for more than two years.
The above criteria may be revised in the future, in consultation with the founding donors as well as the staff at The Winnipeg Foundation and the University of Manitoba.
The Seven Oaks Game and Fish Association Scholarship in Environmental and Natural Resources Management is administered by The Winnipeg Foundation.
The Winnipeg Foundation is responsible for annually advising the donor and University of Manitoba of the available award amount.
The University of Manitoba is responsible for selecting a recipient annually according to the above set criteria and in an objective, non discriminatory way.
If the founding donors are no longer available to make any decisions, The Winnipeg Foundation will represent the donors regarding decisions, in keeping within the original purpose and intent of the Seven Oaks Game and Fish Association Scholarship in Environmental and Natural Resource Management.