Rita E. Anderson, Wild Things Scholarship Coordinator
The Wild Things Scholarship annually recognizes the enthusiasm and efforts of a resident whose volunteer activities have helped to enhance or conserve nature in Newfoundland and Labrador and who is or will be a student in a post-secondary program. NatureNL conducts the competition for the scholarship, which is supported by Wildland Tours (wildlands.com) and an anonymous donor.
Annually, we continue to be thrilled by learning about the passion for and energy to conserve our natural heritage shown by our applicants. Thank you to all applicants. Keep it up! Members of our scholarship committee (Doug Ballam, Emma Bocking and Laura King) independently evaluated the applications and identified three outstanding applicants.
Brendan Kelly, from Paradise, NL, is the 2017 scholarship winner. Brendan completed his Fish and Wildlife Technician program at the College of the North Atlantic in Corner Brook this spring. He intends to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife conservation at the University of Prince Edward Island starting this September, with future plans for graduate work in ornithology. (more…)