Awards, Scholarships & Funds
The Ted Parnell Scholarship
The Ted Parnell Scholarship Fund was established to honour the life and work of Ted Parnell (1947-1981). Ted was a sensitive and committed individual who contributed greatly to conservation in the Yukon. Ted’s life and work reflected his keen environmental values and love of the north and its people.
The Yukon Conservation Society offers an annual scholarship of $500 to a student of environmental studies who demonstrates outstanding interest and motivation in the environmental field. Interests pertaining to northern environments such as wildlife, ecology, renewable resources, energy, and environmental education are appropriate areas for eligibility.
Applicants must be Yukon residents and should be entering or currently enrolled in a post-secondary school program (excluding graduate work). Proof of acceptance will be required before the scholarship is awarded.
Application deadline: June 30.
- Most recent transcripts
- Covering Letter that includes:
- A few paragraphs outlining environmental concerns in your locality and your ideas on how these problems can be solved, outlining both public and government responsibilities
- A description of your interest and involvement in the environmental field
- Proposed course of study and goals for that study
Send applications to Julia by email.
For more information call YCS: (867) 668-5678 or read the document below.
Yukon Environmental Training Fund
YCS administers the YETF on behalf of the Yukon Government. The goal of the Yukon Environmental Training Fund is to support training, retraining, upgrading and improving of occupational skills of those employed by Yukon's environmental groups or individuals working on environmental issues and activities in the Yukon.
Annual deadlines for applications to the Yukon Environmental Training Fund (YETF) are January 31, May 31, and September 30 at 5:00pm. Applicants should expect a 3 to 4 week turn around on applications.
Before completing the application, please review the funding criteria and application information for the Environmental Training Fund. Applicants are encouraged to speak with the administrator of the YETF Committee for information and guidance in the development of a submission.
Email your completed form in the electronic format pdf to: firstname.lastname@example.org attn: YETF.
If you have questions or require more information, please contact the Yukon Environmental Training Fund administrator (c/o the Yukon Conservation Society) at 668-5678 or email@example.com.
The Gerry Couture Stewardship Award
Since 2009, an anonymous donor has provided the Gerry Couture Stewardship Medal and a $1000 prize to a (preferably curmudgeonly) individual chosen for outstanding personal dedication to natural resource conservation and management in the Yukon.
The purpose of the Gerry Couture Stewardship Award is to foster public awareness of, and appreciation for, the personal dedication required to conserve and manage the Yukon’s natural resources. The donor of the award is inspired by Gerry Couture’s fearlessness and persistence in the face of adversity, and his creativity, innovation, and curmudgeonliness.
Gerry Couture near Old Crow
Previous winners of the Gerry Couture Stewardship Award include:
- Dave Mossop (2009)
- Julie Frisch (2010)
- Mike Dehn (2012)
- Dave Loeks (2013)
- Simon Mervyn and Eddie Taylor (2014)
- Karen Baltgailis and Gill Cracknell (2015)
- Jimmy Johnny (2016)
Nominations can be made annually until November 7.
Please email nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Award will be presented at the annual YCS Year End Party.
To make a nomination, or to self-nominate, please provide the following information:
About the Nominee
- Phone number
- Email address
- Organizations or businesses with which the Nominee is affiliated
- Phone number
- Email address
- Affiliation to nominee
- Responses to these questions:
- Why do you feel this individual is a worthy recipient of this award?
- Please provide some background information about this individual and reasons for your nomination.
For more information call YCS at (867) 668-5678 or email email@example.com.
See the document below for more information about the Gerry Couture Stewardship Award.
Information on Gerry Couture and the Gerry Couture Stewardship Award.
Information on Ted Parnell and the Ted Parnell Scholarship.
Printable application for the Environmental Training Fund.
Funding criteria and application information for the Environmental Training Fund.