Wetland Centres of Excellence Scholarship 

This year, Ducks Unlimited Canada will award up to three $1,000 scholarships.

Download the Application

You may qualify for the 2022 Wetland Centres of Excellence Scholarship.

  • Are you involved in your community’s Wetland Centre of Excellence?  
  • Do you care deeply about the future of our wetlands and the environment?
  • Are you pursuing higher education in a conservation-related field?


  • You have participated in a Wetland Centre of Excellence in the last five years 
  • You have not received this scholarship before 
  • You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • You are enrolled or awaiting acceptance from a Canadian post-secondary educational institution (college, trade, university, CEGEP) in an environmental or related field for the upcoming fall semester. Field of studies accepted but not limited to: environmental sciences, biology, geography, natural resources management, education, agriculture. 
  • You have an average grade of 70% or higher in Grade 11 and in your first semester of Grade 12. 
Rivers Manitoba - Student Testimonial - Wetland Centre of Excellence

Winners of the 2021 Scholarship: Kylie Holmstrom, Joyce Ji, Nathan Zeinstra

Timeline for Application

  • Applications will be accepted from February 2 to March 2, 2022.
  • Scholarship winners will be chosen and informed by end of April 2022.
  • Funds will be awarded in September 2022 upon proof of enrolment.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicant’s level of engagement with the Wetland Centre of Excellence program.
  • Relevance of the proposed field of study to DUC’s conservation efforts.
  • Quality of the application.

To Apply

  • Complete the application form. 
  • Attach a copy of your Grade 11 and first semester Grade 12 transcript.
  • Attach a letter of recommendation from your Wetland Centre of Excellence leader.
  • Email completed form and attachments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. between February 2 and March 2, 2022. 

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Winners of the 2021 Wetland Centre of Excellence Scholarship

The three winners of the 2021 WCE scholarship

Kylie Holmstrom

Bachelor of Education student at the University of Alberta, former participant of the Virden WCE

Kylie was an excellent mentor at the Virden WCE. She was known for her outgoing personality, her passion for nature-based teaching, and her ability to make learning fun. For two years, she led a plant station at Eternal Springs for the younger students, and never failed to get them excited about wetlands. She’s eager to take what she learned during the WCE program and create an outdoor classroom of her own. 

Joyce Ji

Bachelor of Environmental Science student at the University of Manitoba, former participant of the Fort Richmond WCE

Joyce was a diligent and dedicated member of the Fort Richmond WCE. She volunteered to lead field trips at Kelburn Farms for three years in a row, more than any other student in her class. In her final year of the program, she led an independent research project on cattails and their effect on phosphorous levels in ditches. Her project was awarded a spot at Japan Super Science, an international science fair in Japan. Joyce is excited to continue her learning about wetlands and the environment - and meet others that share her passion - at the University of Manitoba. 

Nathan Zeinstra

Bachelor of Environmental Science student at Guelph University, former participant of the Luther Marsh WCE

Nathan showed tremendous growth during his time at the Luther Marsh WCE. He started out as one of the shyer students, but he pushed himself out of his comfort zone and took on a leadership role when younger students came to the marsh. He worked hard to learn the material, improve his delivery and become a leader in front of the other students. He’s since taken his passion for conservation to the University of Guelph, where he’s learning about forest management and wildlife restoration in the field.



Publish modules to the "offcanvs" position.