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Scholarships available through the Grand River Conservation Foundation

The application deadline is Nov. 15
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The Grand River Conservation Foundation has three scholarships available for post-secondary students pursuing a career in an environmental field.

Applicants must be enrolled in programs that are focused on environmental science, resource management or engineering.

Each scholarship is $4,000 and will support full-time or part-time students attending a Grand River watershed university or college. 

SC Johnson Environmental Scholarship

This scholarship will support a full-time student who has completed their third year or sixth semester of an honours program at a university or college in the Grand River watershed (Waterloo, Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier) or second year of engineering at Conestoga College. The scholarship is funded by SC Johnson & Son Limited of Brantford, a long-time GRCF supporter.

Allan Holmes Scholarship

This scholarship supports a graduate-level student focused on applied research in the field of resource management. The scholarship was developed in honour and memory of Allan Holmes, who served as CAO of the Grand River Conservation Authority from 1991 to 2000. Applicants must be registered at a university within the Grand River watershed. Eligible fields of study could include environmental science, engineering, emerging technologies, governance and/or education.

McEwen Clean Water Prize

The McEwen Clean Water Prize was created in 2010 with the support of Murray McEwen, a former GRCF Board member and philanthropist with a long-time interest in young people and environmental preservation, and additional donors. Applicants must be enrolled (full-time or part-time) in the second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate program, or in any year of a graduate program, at a university or college within the Grand River watershed.

The application deadline for each of these scholarships is November 15. Applications and additional details are available online at


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