Education awards

In addition to funding local field trips and the Students on Ice award (scroll down to read more), the CBT funds two Education Awards annually to graduating high school students OR to individuals who have graduated from high school within the last 12 months. Awards may be split between two applicants who are closely ranked. Students must be planning to begin their post-secondary education within 12 months following their acceptance of the award. 

Applications are evaluated based on:

  • 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

Applications are now closed and funding decisions have been made for 2021.

Central Region Nuu-chah-nulth Education Award

The Central Region Nuu-Chah-Nulth Education Award Program supports students that are registered members of the Hesquiaht First Nation, Ahousaht First Nation, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government or Toquaht Nation who are graduating from high school and are attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year. Students do not have to reside in the Clayoquot Biosphere Region. The education award amount is up to $12,000 over 4 years to support trade certifications, university, and other post-secondary education programs. 

Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region Education Award

The Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region Education Award supports high school students graduating from a secondary school, or from an accredited home school education program, located within the region who are attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year. The education award amount is up to $12,000 over 4 years to support trade certifications, university, and other post-secondary education programs.