Transboundary Conference scholarships available

Apply for a scholarship of up to $400 to attend One River, One Future

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Transboundary Conference scholarships of up to $400 CAD are available to help post-secondary students and non-profit professionals attend the conference. — Photo courtesy Columbia Basin Trust

The Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference: One River, One Future is offering a limited number of scholarships of up to $400 CAD to registered post-secondary students and non-profit professionals who plan to attend or have already registered for the conference.

The international conference, which addresses key issues related to the future of the Columbia River, its ecosystem, management and international implications, takes place in Kimberley, B.C., from September 12 to 14, 2019. Registration is $199.

“We want to ensure cost is not limiting participation for post-secondary students or non-profit professionals,” said Kindy Gosal, Director, Special Initiatives, Columbia Basin Trust. “With this support we are encouraging students and non-profits to join the discussion, network and enhance their understanding of current issues and emerging challenges with respect to the Columbia River.”

The scholarships are made possible thanks to conference sponsors and co-hosts Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust) and Northwest Power and Conservation Council (the Council).

“The Council is pleased to offer these scholarships in partnership with the Trust,” said Council Chair Jennifer Anders. “It’s essential that young scholars, students and non-profits with an interest in the environment, government, policy, science and research have the means to attend this important event, which only takes place about every five years.”

Scholarship applications can be found at www.transboundaryriverconference.org/scholarship-request and must be submitted by June 14, 2019.

In order to receive a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be available to attend the full conference;
  • Work for a non-profit or be a registered post-secondary student;
  • Volunteer at the conference for up to four hours (e.g. help at registration table, keep time at sessions, prepare registration packets, etc.);
  • Register or be registered at the time of application. Eligible costs for travel, accommodation and registration will be reimbursed;
  • Submit a final report including expenses, receipts and a short summary (250 words) on what was important about the conference; and
  • Be at least 19 years of age.

Successful applicants will be notified by email on July 15, 2019. There are a limited number of scholarships available and applicants will be assesed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit ourtrust.org or call 1-800-505-8998.

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council, authorized in federal law in 1980, is an interstate compact agency of the four Northwest United States that gives citizens a voice in determining the future of key resources common to all four states – namely, the electricity generated at, and fish and wildlife affected by, hydropower dams in the Columbia River Basin.

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