Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarships

May 25, 2023

At Canadian Wildlife Federation our journey has been about creating awareness, education and action for habitat and wildlife. Along the way, we take pride in recognizing the efforts of individuals who strive to make a difference towards this goal.

The Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarships are awarded once per year to post-secondary students in the field of conservation. The fund is administered by the Canadian Wildlife Foundation and is financed entirely by private-sector donations in memory of Orville Erickson, a prominent Canadian conservationist and past CWF president. The deadline for applications is May 25 of each year.

Download the guidelines.

How to Apply

All applicants must be competent, full-time students registered in a recognized Canadian
educational institute and be citizens of Canada, or landed immigrants, with the intent of working in Canada.

Some of the programs that previous OEMSF winners have studied include Biological Studies, Zoology, Global Resource Systems, Ecosystem Management, Environmental Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ecological Restoration, Environmental Sciences.

The OEMSF consists of a 5-member Selection Committee. This committee is responsible for the selection of candidates who will receive a scholarship in any given year. The Canadian Wildlife Foundation receives and distributes grant applications to the Orville Erickson Memorial Scholarship Fund members. The members evaluate applications and submit
their list of applications warranting support.