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. Students must be planning to begin their post-secondary education in September or January following their acceptance of the award. 

  • 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

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 $3,000 per year for a maximum duration of four payments over five years ($12,000).

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 $3,000 per year for a maximum duration of four payments over five years ($12,000).

Students on Ice

Each year the CBT sends one local youth (14–18 years) to participate on a ship-based expedition with the Students on Ice Foundation (SOI). SOI educates youth from around the world about the importance of the polar regions, supports them in their continued personal and professional growth, and inspires and catalyzes initiatives that contribute to global sustainability.

Field Trip Funding

We believe that youth are the future of Clayoquot Sound and the biosphere. The children that grow up here often choose to live and work here as adults. They will become the leaders and decision-makers determining the path of environmental stewardship, sustainable development, quality of life and culture. One of the best ways to learn about the CSBR is by experiencing it first-hand. For the 11th year, the CBT is proud to offer field trip funding to all schools within the region. This maximum $1,000 grant is provided to each school for educational outdoor field trips within the biosphere region. Our goal is to benefit as many students as possible and to see the funding shared amongst grades.