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Margaret Skeel Graduate Student Scholarship

The Nature Saskatchewan  Margaret Skeel Graduate Student Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 will be awarded in 2024, to assist a graduate student attending a post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan in the fields of biology, ecology, wildlife management, environmental education and environmental studies including social sciences applied to advancement of conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

The scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing studies in a field that complements the goals of Nature Saskatchewan: to promote appreciation and understanding of our natural environment, and support research to protect and conserve natural ecosystems and their biodiversity. We work for sustainable use of Saskatchewan's natural heritage, ensuring survival of all native species and representative natural areas, as well as maintenance of healthy and diverse wildlife populations throughout the province. We aim to educate and to stimulate research to increase knowledge of all aspects of the natural world. Research that will contribute to resolving current conservation problems have a special priority.

The Margaret Skeel Graduate Student Scholarship must be applied to tuition and associated costs at the named institution. For more information, contact our office by email or phone 306-780-9273 (in Regina) or 1-800-667-4668.


History of the Margaret Skeel Graduate Student Scholarship

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In 2011 our Graduate Student Scholarship was renamed in honor of Margaret Skeel, the retiring manager of Nature Saskatchewan. This name change recognizes her outstanding contribution to the organization from 1997 to 2011. Margaret expanded Nature Saskatchewan programs from the initial Operation Burrowing Owl to an array of successful landowner stewardship programs. She also initiated programs in other education and conservation areas and established partnerships on the national as well as the international level. Since Nature Saskatchewan assumed management of Last Mountain Bird Observatory in 2008, Margaret was involved in building support and programming there. Her managerial skill and exceptional grant writing ability provided the basis for these programs, many of which continue today. The renamed scholarship also recognizes that, to develop and deliver these programs, Margaret annually hired and mentored numerous university students beginning their careers in the biological sciences.

Application Guidelines

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Please include the following documents:

  • An updated resume with a cover letter
  • A full description of your present and/or proposed research
  • A transcript of the undergraduate and graduate courses completed so far and those currently enrolled in
  • An indication of what other source(s) of funding you hope to rely on to complete your studies
  • Letter of References are optional

Application Deadline:   December 31, 2023
Winner Announced:     January 31, 2024

Please submit your completed application to the Scholarship Committee:

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Nature Saskatchewan
206-1860 Lorne Street
Regina, SK S4P 2L7