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 2022 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 opens on August 1 through October 30. 

The bursary is supported by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the stewardship community, and administered by Pacific Salmon Foundation.

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

Instructions and the application form are available below.

Questions? Contact Jim Shinkewski, Director of Grants and Community Programs at

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. Read more below to learn how to apply or contact Jim Shinkewski, Director of Grants and Community Programs, at


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 BC college, university or technical institute


Starting August 1st, apply online here


Download the Stewardship Community Bursary application (pdf)

Please send your completed application package between September 1 and October 30 to:

Pacific Salmon Foundation
Stewardship Community Bursary
Suite 300 – 1682 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 4S6

For further information, please contact Jim Shinkewski at or call 604.664.7664 ext. 112

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