COFI Annual Convention Legacy Scholarships (2014)

At COFI’s 2007 Annual Convention in Prince George the COFI Board of Directors announced a series of education scholarships intended to encourage the next generation of leaders to choose a professional, technical or trades career in the forest sector.

The Council of Forest Industries is the voice of the BC interior forest industry. Our members range from large integratd global scale public companies to medium sized family owned operations to smaller independent niche players. They produce a range of products including lumber, pulp and paper, panels and engineered wood in over 60 facilities located throughout the interior. All aspects of our member’s operations from forestry to production to sales are recognized as world class. We are recognized for our sustainable forest practices, cost competitveness and support for green building.

The Award

Ten $1000.00 entrance scholarships will be offered each fall to students planning to attend, for the first time, any one of the ten post-secondary educational institutions in the interior of BC enrolling in professional, technical or trades studies leading to a career in the forest sector.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be planning to attend any one of the 10 post secondary educational institutions in the interior of BC enrolling in professional, technical or trades studies leading to a career in the forest sector.

Eligible institutions include:

College of New Caledonia
College of the Rockies
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Northern Lights College
Northwest Community College
Okanagan College
Selkirk College
Thompson Rivers University
UBC Okanagan
University of Northern BC

Selection Criteria

As these are entrance scholarships, preference will be given to students entering a program of study for the first time. This may include high school graduates, mature students or students changing programs. Recipients of the award need to show academic success as well as clear career goals.

 

Application Form

2014 Convention Scholarships Application Form: Download PDF

Deadline for the application is Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.

For more information about this scholarship, contact:  Mark LaFleur, Forest Education Manager: LaFleur@cofi.org  250-564-5136

(Last Updated: January 7th, 2014)