Education Awards

Students On Ice

In partnership with David and Jacquie Manning, we’re pleased to announce a scholarship for one local student to join the Students on Ice expedition to the Arctic this summer! The successful applicant will join Indigenous elders, artists, musicians, historians, scientists, and fellow students to participate in an expedition centered around environment, youth engagement, diversity, and reconciliation. Learn more and get started by creating a login in our online grants system.

Last summer, Ahousaht student Mark Frank-Perry participated! 

CBT Education Awards 

The CBT and Genus Capital Management are pleased to provide two Education Awards annually to graduating high school students OR to individuals who have graduated from high school within the last 12 months. Students must be planning to begin their post-secondary education in September or January following their acceptance of the award. Each award is valued at $3000 per year for a maximum of four years ($12,000 in total), and are awarded based on a combination of:

  • Community Involvement (e.g. participation in local cultural initiatives, volunteer projects, sports, arts groups)
  • Personal Reference Letters (supporting your application for the Education Award)
  • Proposed Education Plan (outlining what you plan to study, where, how, and why)
  • Academic Achievement

Clayoquot Biosphere Education Award

This Education Award is available to local graduating high school students, or recent high school graduates (within the last 12 months), who live in and attend school in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region (Ucluelet Secondary School, Maaqtusiis Secondary School, and the Hesquiaht Place of Learning).

Central Region Nuu-chah-nulth Student Award

This Education Award is given annually to a Central Region Nuu-chah-nulth student. The student does not have to be residing in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region (i.e. the student can be attending high school elsewhere in British Columbia or Canada) To have your application considered, you must be a member of the Hesquiaht, Ahousaht, Tla-o-quiaht, Ucluelet or Toquaht Nation and you must graduate the year the scholarship is offered.

Applications open on March 7th, 2019
Applications must be submitted by May 1st, 2019
The scholarship award will be announced in June 2018

Contact Faye Missar, Program Coordinator
250-725-2219 or

Application Submission
You can apply for our Education Awards by following the link below, and creating an account with our new online application system:


Applications for the Nuu-chah-nulth award can be submitted by mail, fax, or email to:

Clayoquot Biosphere Trust
Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 67, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
fax: 250-725-2384

2017 Central Region Nuu-chah-nulth Student Award recipient, Rose Aday, pictured with CBT Board Member Alan McCarthy.

2017 Clayoquot Biosphere Education Award recipient, Talia Corlazzoli, with CBT Board members Cathy Thicke and Geoff Lyons