Scholarship, Award & Bursary Information

Kitasoo Community School

Stewart Wallis Scholarship - $1000

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to the top academic student graduating from Grade 12 at Kitasoo Community School, located in Klemtu, B.C. To be eligible, the student must be proceeding to post-secondary education at a post-secondary institution in B.C. Upon demonstration of registration at the post-secondary institution of his/her choice, the recipient will be issued a cheque for the amount of the scholarship.

Stewart Wallis was proud of his aboriginal heritage and achieving his learners’ driver’s licence. He loved camping, basketball, playing the drums, scuba diving, displaying his magical tricks and impersonations. Most of all Stewie loved to make people laugh.

For more information about the Stewart Wallis Scholarship, please call Kitasoo Community School at (250) 839-2300.

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North Island College Bursary

Bob Minkler Memorial Bursary - $2100

This entrance award, named in memory of Bob Minkler, was created through the generosity of Marine Harvest (formerly Stolt Sea Farm Inc), Ewos Canada Ltd, and Moore-Clark. The award is available to a full-time student enrolling at North Island College and living within the geographic area encompassing the Comox Valley through to the northern end of Vancouver Island (including adjacent islands). The student must have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given a student pursuing an educational goal within Salmon Farming, Aquaculture, Marine Biology, or an Associate degree in the Sciences.

Bob Minkler lived his life with great enjoyment and never took the little things for granted. He took pride in his work and was a caring man who treated people with respect and consideration. "Bob was a special man," says his widow, Ellie. "He lived his life with high standards whether it was the way he was romantic with me, how he cared for friends and family or his dedicated approach to his work. If Bob could give one message to a student receiving this entrance award," says Ellie, "it would be to enjoy your life and your job, keep high standards and never take the everyday things for granted."

For more information about the Bob Minkler Memorial Bursary, or North Island College Foundation, call (250) 334-5267.

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North Island Secondary School Scholarship (Port McNeill)

Marine Harvest Aquaculture Scholarship - $500

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a Grade 12 graduate from North Island Secondary School with a keen interest in environmental science, biology or aquaculture. To be eligible, the student must be enrolled in post-secondary education within two years of graduation. Proof of enrolment and acceptance to an accredited post-secondary school is required. Interested students must submit applications directly to North Island Secondary School administration. For more information, please contact North Island Secondary School in Port McNeill at (250) 956-3394.

Port Hardy Secondary Scholarship

Marine Harvest Environmental Stewardship Award - $500

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a Grade 12 graduate from Port Hardy Secondary School. To be eligible, the student must be proceeding to post-secondary education and enrolled in environmental or biological sciences. Proof of acceptance to and enrollment to an accredited post-secondary school is required. Interested students must submit application directly to Port Hardy Secondary School administration. For more information, please contact Port Hardy Secondary School at (250) 949-7443.

Vancouver Island University Scholarship

Marine Harvest Salmon Aquaculture Scholarship - $1500

This award, valued at $1,500, will be awarded to a student returning for his/her second year in a Fisheries and Aquaculture program who has demonstrated academic achievement, applied skills and a career interest in finfish aquaculture. The award is based on recommendation of faculty; no application is necessary. Funds are awarded as a tuition credit for the fall term.

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Corey Brown Scholarship

This scholarship is no longer available. The scholarship was created in memory of Marine Harvest Canada employee Corey Brown, who graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science. He worked in the aquaculture industry for almost 20 years. As a registered biologist (RPBio) he held positions managing farm sites and conducting geographic survey work. He had a deep passion for the ocean and all of its creatures.

Formerly an annual scholarship, the Corey Brown Scholarship has now been fully awarded to prior recipients who continue their studies with determination and dedication. The scholarship will help stabilize funding for students who have identified the long-term goal of completing a PhD in marine sciences.

Marine Harvest Family Scholarships

Scholarships for children/grandchildren of Marine Harvest Canada - $4000

Four scholarships valued at $1000 each are awarded annually to children and grandchildren of Marine Harvest Canada employees. In alignment with our company values of Passion, Trust, Share and Change, the scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate a true passion for the field of study they choose. In the application process, students are required to demonstrate a motivation to succeed and an exemplary work ethic. The annual deadline for application is November 30th and scholarships will be awarded in January.

For more information visit the Marine Harvest SharePoint Human Resources page, speak with a representative of our Human Resources Department, or click HERE.