THE ORCA SPIRIT WHALE WATCHER’S SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

At Orca Spirit Adventures, we believe in sustainable Whale Watching in Victoria, and are passionate about ensuring that there is another generation who will watch out for the whales in the future. We understand that the pursuit of education and knowledge will lead to better solutions in the future, and want to help students to be able to afford the costs of attending post-secondary education.

We are pleased to help by offering the annual “Whale Watcher’s Scholarship” of $1,000 to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending an accredited Canadian or United States college or graduate school in the near future.

HOW TO APPLY

In order to apply, applicants must submit a 500+ word essay on the following topic:

WHAT PRACTICAL CHANGES CAN PEOPLE MAKE TO ENSURE THAT CANADIAN OCEANS ARE A SAFER PLACE FOR WHALES?

Based on the number of applicants, we will select the top 3 finalists which will be shared on our blog and social media pages.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

All applicants for the Whale Watcher’s Scholarship must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Applications must be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line “Whale Watcher’s Scholarship”.
  2. Applications must be received by September 15, 2019.
  3. Applicants must send scholarship in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format.
  4. Applicants must send proof of enrollment or acceptance from their intended school.
  5. Applicants should include their name, address and phone number.
  6. Applicants should be pursuing an education in Science, preferably biology.
  7. Applicants must include proof of enrollment at a post-secondary institution, or a reference letter from a current teacher.

JUDGING CRITERIA

After the submission deadline has passed, all submissions for the Whale Watcher’s Scholarship will be read and judged based on the following criteria:

  1. A clear passion for the ocean and it’s wildlife
  2. Response to the question
  3. Adherence to the Application Guidelines
  4. Thoughtfulness and creativity

We look forward to reviewing your submissions and helping the next generation of Whale Watcher’s to obtain their educational goals.

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