Wetland Centres of Excellence Scholarship

This year, DUC will award up to three, $1,000 scholarships.

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You may qualify for Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Wetland Centres of Excellence Scholarship.

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

Selection Criteria

  • Have participated in a Wetland Centre of Excellence in the last five years 
  • Have not received this scholarship before 
  • Have Canadian citizenship or be a permanent resident
  • Be enrolled in or awaiting acceptance from a Canadian-based, 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, natural resources management, education, environment, agriculture and more. 
  • Have an average grade of 70% or higher in Grade 11 and first semester of Grade 12. 
Rivers Manitoba - Student Testimonial - Wetland Centre of Excellence

"I'm going up to the Pas, to UCN, for their natural resource management program to hopefully become a game warden or a conservation officer"

Timeline for Application

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

Selection Process

  • 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 grades 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. 

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

WCE Scholarship Winners 2020

Bradly Peters

Bradley Peters

Majoring in Commerce, minoring in computer science at Carleton University, formerly of Fredericton WCE

Bradley was involved with the WCE in the fall of 2019, eagerly testing and figuring out how to work an underwater drone! He did so with grit and humour. When his project was done, he took it one step further, he and his partner decided to write to the city asking for stricter laws to reduce littering. They then organized a wetland cleanup. Bradley is looking forward to studying computer science at Carleton University, and once complete wishes to create a software that would benefit the environment.

Lena Gallant

Lena Gallant

Bachelor of Science (Hons) with a major in biology at Acadia University, formerly of Tantramar WCE

Lena was involved from grades 9 to 12 at the Tantramar WCE. She started as a student, then a volunteer, then completed the 4.5 months student coop, and continued as an employee for the past 3 summers. She was one of the best mentors and teachers at the centre. She is currently studying biology at the University of Acadia. Lena wishes that her research combined with experiential education programs such as the WCEs will help increase wetland conservation and create a generation of environmental stewards.

Emilia Butty

Emilia Butty

Bachelor of Science (Hons) with a major in environmental geology at Queens University, formerly of Royal Botanical Gardens WCE

Emilia Butty is eager for knowledge! She played a crucial role in leading the spring 2019 WCE program at RBG. That was just the beginning of more community undertaking and networking to improve our environment. Emilia has received an early admission at Queen’s University and will be completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Geology. She wishes to study earth history to find solutions for current challenges. She is determined to make a difference in whatever capacity she can.