The Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship Fundis a tribute to the late Bill Mason, a Canadian recognized both nationally and internationally as an avid canoeist, environmentalist, filmmaker, photographer, artist and public speaker.
Established by Paddle Canada in 1990, with the permission and input of the Mason Family, the scholarship is intended to incorporate some of the characteristics that made Bill Mason unique and to help ensure that the memory, spirit and ideals that he represented are kept fresh in the minds of Canadians.
Paddle Canada is proud to award this annual scholarship of $1,000 to assist with the education of tomorrow's environmental stewards - to those people who help make a difference in the kind of world we live in today and pass on to future generations. The 2011-12 recipient of the scholarship award is Emma Drudge at the University of Kings College in Halifax, pursuing a combined hounours degree, part in Journalism and part in Environment & Sustainability..
Applications for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
Applications open: 01-May-2012
Applications close: 30-Sep-2012
Applications must be postmarked by midnight 30-Sep-2012
On behalf of the Scholarship Committee, Paddle Canada would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to the many individuals whose generous donations have contributed to the stewardship dream of Bill Mason. We would also like to remind you that donations to the Bill Mason Memorial Scholarship Fund are continually accepted. Please contact Paddle Canada for more information on how you can help support the scholarship's ongoing efforts.