SFI is once again providing opportunities for undergraduate or graduate environmental science, natural resources, and sustainability students to attend our conference.
Thanks to financial support from several SFI Program Participants and partners, SFI will provide funding for 20-25 students to attend. The scholarship will cover registration, 2-night hotel stay, meals, and up to a $300 travel stipend. In return for the scholarship, we ask students to bring some aspect of the SFI conference back to their school – e.g., an article for a school newsletter, a presentation to a class or student forum, blog post, etc.
The SFI Annual Conference brings together 300 thought leaders and influencers from the forest sector, conservation and community partners, tribal and indigenous representatives, universities, as well as some of the most engaged brandowners in North America.
This year’s conference, themed, Growing Solutions, will engage participants in a dialogue focused on how by working together we can create opportunities that benefit forests and the people that depend on them.
The 2021 Annual Conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, May 12-14, 2021. Learn more about the speakers and activities.
Any students interested in a scholarship to the 2021 SFI Conference should email, Zac Wagman. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to students who submit by August 1st. Each student should provide the following information:
- Student name
- School name
- Degree being pursued (Bachelors, Masters) and any specialization (forestry, wildlife management, etc.)
- What aspect of the SFI annual conference is of particular interest (e.g., certain subject areas, sessions, speakers, or past examples of topics covered)?
- How do you plan to share your experience back at your school and with other interested colleagues?
If you would like to learn more about student sponsorship opportunities, or becoming a student mentor, please contact Zac Wagman, Manager of Green Jobs by email or by phone at 613-745-3706.
Read previous blog about the 2014 participants: As Diverse as the World’s Forests
Read previous blog about the 2015 participants: Celebrating the Past, Looking Towards the Future