The Pacific Salmon Foundation Stewardship Community Bursaries are awarded to students in British Columbia and the Yukon who are dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Pacific salmon and their habitat.

Successful applicants are chosen based on volunteer involvement with their local aquatic stewardship group, an essay detailing their chosen field of study, and need for financial support in order to pursue further education.

The 2023 application highlights that a bursary applicant must be a full-time student in good standing in at least the second year of an accredited program that leads to a career supporting Pacific Salmon.  The application is open from August 1 through October 30. 

Applications are reviewed each Fall and scholarship awards are typically made each November.

Instructions and the application form are available below.

Stewardship Community Bursary – Deadline October 30

The Spirit of this bursary is to reduce the financial barriers to achieving success for aquatic stewardship volunteers enrolled in education and training programs that support their goal of a career in salmon conservation.


B.C. and Yukon students who are active volunteers in the aquatic stewardship community*, demonstrate financial need, and are registered full-time (minimum 12 credit hours) in at least the second year of a post-secondary education or training program that supports their goal of a career in salmon conservation.

Applicant needs to:

  • be a resident of BC or the Yukon
  • demonstrate financial need
  • be an active member of the aquatic stewardship volunteer community*
  • be enrolled full-time (second year and up) in an education or training program at a recognized B.C. or Yukon college, university or technical institute

*Although not required, applicants that can show aquatic stewardship volunteer experience will be given preference.


Starting August 1st, apply online here

Please complete the online application between August 1 and October 30.

For further information, please contact Rene Martins at or call 604.664.7664

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