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SAM Conservation Fund Scholarship


The first scholarship was awarded in 2015, and since then Stewardship Association of Municipalities has awarded annually a $1000 scholarship to a student from Newfoundland and Labrador whose interests, activities and post-secondary goals are focused on the conservation of habitat in this province.


The annual scholarship comes from the SAM Conservation Fund.

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Applications are due on May 1, 2022

To be eligible:

  1. Applicant must be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador;

  2. Is (or will be) enrolled in a post-secondary program in the 2022-2023 academic year;

  3. Have demonstrated an active commitment to conservation in Newfoundland and Labrador.


To apply:

  1. Download and fill out the application form.

  2. Update your resume/C.V.

  3. Get most recent copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine)

  4. Email the completed form with your resume/C.V. AND transcript to samconservation@gmail.com.

  5. Applications are due on May 1, 2022

SAM reserves the right to not grant funds. For more information, please contact the Stewardship Association of Municipalities.

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Congratulations to our 2021 SAM Scholarship winner,

Jackie Bauman!

Jackie is currently a student at Grenfell Campus- Memorial University in their Masters of Environmental Policy program focusing on utilizing marine spatial planning and community engagement as a conservation tool. She previously completed her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Governance from the University of Guelph. Jackie also works with the Atlantic Healthy Oceans Initiative in Norris Point, NL seeking to reduce plastic and other pollution on our province's coasts

On hand for the presentation, (from left to right) Jonathan Sharpe, SAM Partner NL Wildlife Division; Cynthia Downey,  SAM Treasurer & Councillor, Town of Stephenville Crossing; Jackie Bauman, 2021 SAM Scholarship Winner; Randa James, Supervisor of Planning, City of Corner Brook (SAM Member Town and student's home town); Elisabeth Belanzaran, SAM Conservation Biologist. Presentation hosted by the beautiful Town of Corner Brook.