Spring is the time of year for the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) to accept student applications for the Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Awards. This year, one or more $1000 awards will go to local graduating high school students set to “become the environmental leaders of tomorrow” with acceptance to post-secondary studies in a field related to the natural environment.
The awards, named for award-winning naturalist, and retired Councillor and educator, Cliff Bennett, were established by Cliff’s friends as a gift to him and to honour his contributions. Since 2007, $9700 has been awarded to sixteen students, who have gone on to college and university in programs including ecosystem management, environmental engineering, zoology, fish and wildlife management, and others.
NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017