Education Awards

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-qui-aht, 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 15th, 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

2018 Central Region Nuu-chah-nulth Student Award recipient, Colton Van Der Minne

2018 Clayoquot Biosphere Education Award recipient Matteo Ludlow pictured with CBT Executive Director Rebecca Hurwitz and Treasurer Geoff Lyons











Students On Ice 

The Opportunity
The CBT, in partnership with Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure Centres, would like to send one youth delegate from the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region to take part in the Student On Ice Foundation’s 2019 Arctic Expedition (July 23- August 7, 2019). The 2019 Students On Ice Arctic expedition will be a profound hands-on experience for youth to expand their knowledge of the changing circumpolar world, foster a new understanding and respect for the planet, and gain the inspiration and motivation needed to help lead us to a healthy and sustainable future.

The ship-based expedition will bring together more than 100 youth from around the world with inspiring scientists, Elders, educators, artists, musicians, CEO’s, dignitaries, journalists, authors and innovators. Immersed in nature and engaged in cross-disciplinary activity, students will be inspired, motivated, educated and challenged.

Each day will be filled with exploration, discovery, presentations, workshops, hands-on research, hikes, and lots of adventure! Activities will include wildlife encounters, visits to Arctic communities, as well as the opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge and insight into the dynamics of climate change, traditional knowledge, scientific research, policy, and other important Arctic and global topics.

The Responsibility

The expedition fee is covered by contributions from the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure Centres. However, the successful applicant will be required to pay for travel from their home to Ottawa where the journey begins. The successful youth will also be responsible for bringing suitable clothing and gear.

To be considered, students must:

  • Be between 14-18 years old at the time of application.
  • Be enrolled in a local secondary school (or an approved home-school program) at the time of application.
  • Reside within the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region (Macoah, Ucluelet, Hitacu, Esowista, Ty-Histanis, Tofino, Opitsaht, Ahousaht, Hot Springs Cove)
  • Understand that this is an educational expedition, not a vacation experience. All students must be committed to participate fully in all aspects of the mandatory education program and research activities prior to and during the expedition.
  • Demonstrate some or all of the following qualities: strong academic ability and/or passion for learning; leadership qualities and/or potential to develop these qualities; active involvement in the community; and a desire to make a difference.
  • Accept the responsibility to act as an ambassador for their community and school.
  • Possess a passport or are able to complete the process of obtaining a passport.

Application Deadline
Applications are due by: May 29, 2019. APPLY HERE

Questions/Need Help?
Please contact Faye Missar, CBT Program Coordinator, at or 250-725-2219

Mark Frank-Perry, from Ahousaht, received the 2018 Students on Ice award. Mark’s participation was made possible in partnership with David and Jacqui Manning.

Seth Stere, from Tofino, received the 2017 Students on Ice Award. Seth’s voyage was made possible with support from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.

NOTE: Information submitted by applicants will be reviewed by CBT and Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure Centre staff and selection committee and kept confidential.