SAM Conservation Fund Scholarship


For many years, SAM and our partner organizations have been involved in invaluable conservation projects in every corner of our beautiful province. With the implementation of the Conservation Fund, SAM can continue contributing to the conservation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s environment for future generations. From the Conservation Fund, SAM has established an endowment fund with the long-term vision for this fund is to grant annual realized equity to eligible applicants who are seeking to undertake wildlife habitat restoration, enhancement and stewardship projects in this province.

The first scholarship was awarded in 2015, and since then Stewardship Association of Municipalities has awarded annually a $1000 scholarship to a student either from or studying in 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.

Applications for the 2022 SAM Scholarship are due on May 1, 2022

To be eligible:

  1. Applicant must be a resident of or must be studying in the province 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

  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