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, 2021

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 2020-2021 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, 2021

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

Arielle Przybysz

Congratulations to our 2020 SAM Scholarship winner, Arielle Przybysz!

Arielle is a 7th year student at Memorial University studying a dual degree Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Ecology and Conservation Biology, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Geography. She aspires to pursue a career as a tenure-track assistant professor or a research scientist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, with a special focus on quantitative fisheries science and marine spatial habitat mapping. Arielle has and continues to demonstrate a strong sense of passion and perseverance in environmental conservation that manifests itself through a wide range of experiences and accomplishments. We look forward to seeing what she will do next!

SAM officer Julie Pomeroy (left) presents the 2020 SAM Scholarship award to winner Arielle Przybysz (right) in beautiful Portugal Cove St. Philip's.