September 22, 2023
For Immediate Release
The Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation awards an annual $2000 scholarship to a graduating secondary school student entering a post-secondary program in an environmental or resource management related field. The scholarship is named in honour of Malcolm Kirk, who passed away in 2012. Mr. Kirk was instrumental in acquiring a substantial portion of the lands that Grey Sauble Conservation Authority owns and manages today.
This year, the recipient of the Malcolm Kirk Environmental Scholarship was Alexander Adair, a student from Owen Sound District Secondary School who is now pursuing a degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation at the University of Guelph. Alexander has extensive volunteer and work experience that will support him during his post-secondary endeavors, including participating in numerous wildlife conservation programs, assisting a veterinary clinic in Owen Sound, and volunteering at many local organizations. His ambitions for the next four years include participating in field courses, networking with new people, and continuing to volunteer. In addition to his passion for wildlife conservation, he also has an interest in medicine and aspires to reach his “ultimate goal” of becoming a wildlife veterinarian.
Each year through an application process, students can apply for this valuable scholarship, which is awarded to a graduating student in the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority watershed who plans to enroll in a post-secondary environmental program. The deadline for applications for next year’s scholarship is May 31, 2024.
For more information:
Don Sankey, Chair
Grey Sauble Conservation Foundation