The Ted Parnell Scholarship Fund
The Ted Parnell Scholarship Fund was established to honour the life and work of Ted Parnell (1947 – 1981). Ted was a sensitive and committed individual who contributed greatly to conservation and environmental interest in the Yukon. Ted’s life and work reflected his keen environmental values and love of the north and its people.
The Ted Parnell Scholarship
The Yukon Conservation Society offers an annual scholarship of $500 to a student pursuing any aspect of environmental studies. This scholarship will be awarded to a student demonstrating outstanding interest and motivation in the environmental field. Interests pertaining to northern environments such as wildlife, ecology, renewable resources, energy, and environmental education are appropriate areas for eligibility.
Applicants must be Yukon residents and should be entering or currently enrolled in a post-secondary school program (excluding graduate work). Proof of acceptance will be required before the scholarship is awarded.
Application deadline: June 30.
- Most recent transcripts
- Covering Letter that includes:
- A few paragraphs outlining environmental concerns in your locality and your ideas on how these problems can be solved, outlining both public and government responsibilities
- A description of your interest and involvement in the environmental field
- Proposed course of study and goals for that study
Mail applications to:
Yukon Conservation Society
302 Hawkins Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1X6
Fax to: (867) 668-6637
For more information call YCS: (867) 668-5678
YCS administers the YETF on behalf of the Yukon Territorial Government. Application forms are available by clicking here .
Funding Criteria and Application Information
The goal of the Yukon Environmental Training Fund is to support training, retraining, upgrading and improving of occupational skills of those employed by Yukon's environmental groups or individuals working on environmental issues and activities in the Yukon.
Applications must meet the Key Criteria (1, 2 and 3) to be considered for funding. By meeting Additional Criteria (4, 5 and 6), an application may gain extra merit. The additional criteria are not mandatory, and may not apply to all training opportunities.
- Applicants must demonstrate that they meet YETF objectives as set out by the Yukon government: "Funds are to be used to enhance the skills and employability of individuals employed by environmental groups in Yukon or individuals working on environmental issues or activities in Yukon."
- Applicants must indicate an affiliation (ie. employee, volunteer, board member, member) with a Yukon environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO). Recognizing that some individuals may not be affiliated with one of these groups, we alternatively ask for two references, one of which must come from a Yukon ENGO.
- Applicants must demonstrate capability of budgeting and accounting for eligible costs supported by YETF.
- Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how the training opportunity will be transferable or deliverable to a broader number of Yukoners.
- Applicants are encouraged to pursue training that draws from local resources (courses, instructors, etc). For example, where appropriate, applicants are encouraged to bring trainers in to deliver a course to a larger audience, rather than send one individual Outside.
- Preference may be given to applications that expand funding opportunities or leverage funding (ie. matched funding, seed funding, additional funding sources etc) and do not rely exclusively on YETF support.
Examples of possible eligible and supportive training costs:
- instructors' wages (provided the instructor is not an employee)
- consumable materials, printing, textbooks
- rental of facilities for instructional purposes
- travel, accommodation, meals
- up to 100% of tuition fees charged by accredited or licensed educational institutions
- substitute workers to allow employees of Yukon environmental groups to access training
Examples of activities NOT eligible for YETF support:
- orientation to the employers' procedures/practices or any other training normally performed in the usual course of the employer's business (eg. office practices, bookkeeping procedures, machine operation, etc).
- training already being supported through federal or territorial programs (eg. as related to the Umbrella Final Agreement)
- generic training that is not specific to the needs of environmental non-governmental organizations (eg. training in human resources management, a course in fundraising for NGOs, etc).
Applicants are invited to submit applications at any time. The YETF committee meets as required to consider applications. Allow two to three weeks for processing.
Applicants are encouraged to speak with a member of the YETF Committee for information and guidance in the development of a submission.
Please send your completed form in electronic format to firstname.lastname@example.org attn: YETF
If you have questions or require more information, please contact a member of the Yukon Environmental Training Fund Committee (c/o the Yukon Conservation Society) at 668-5678 or email@example.com .