September 21, 2012
Calgary, Canada – Four Aboriginal high school students from across Canada have earned $2,500 each toward their first-year tuition in an environmental program at any Canadian post-secondary institution. These awards, the Newalta Aboriginal Environmental Scholarships, are given by Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada and Newalta.
“It is important to us to recognize the environmental achievements of high school students and encourage their pursuit of higher education in an environmental concentration. With scholarships like this one, and with the support of partners like Newalta, we are able to help provide them with the financial support to do so,” says Grant Trump, President and CEO of ECO Canada.
The recipients of the Newalta Aboriginal Environmental Scholarships are:
Each of these students demonstrated leadership in the areas of environmental protection, the conservation and preservation of natural resources, and environmental sustainability. The recipients are actively involved in numerous initiatives, including the development of environmental youth networks, planning events to raise awareness of environmental issues, and working to restore natural habitats.
“As part of our focus on developing future leaders in the environmental sector, we are proud to present scholarships to four exceptional students this year,” says Dalene Friesen, Managing Director, Human Resources at Newalta.
“Newalta is committed to building long term relationships and strengthening ties with Aboriginal communities across Canada. Our partnership with ECO Canada has helped us reach out to Aboriginal youth whose genuine interest and passion in pursing environmental careers sets a positive example for other students to follow.”
For more information on the Newalta Environmental Aboriginal Scholarship and the ECO Canada Scholarship Program, visit www.eco.ca/scholarships.