Elliott & Rosche Memorial Bursary

Brian Elliott Brian Rosche

Background

The Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC) works to improve and maintain a healthy watershed through education, planning and implementation of shared initiatives in support of communities and ecosystems throughout the region. In October 2020 donated funds made in memory of LSWC founder board members Brian Elliot and Brian Rosche, would be made into a bursary for watershed residents. Recognized for their abilities to bring about the best in others, and engage with others in the protection of our region’s waterways, Mr. Elliott and Mr. Rosche’s work has been memorialized through this bursary.

Applications are now being accepted for the Elliott & Rosche Memorial Bursary. This bursary is awarded annually in the fourth week of June to a post-secondary student from our watershed who is pursuing environmental sciences, biology, earth sciences, or a water focused program starting in September 2022. The application deadline for this opportunity is June 1st, 2022; any applications received after June 1st will be saved for consideration in the following year.

Eligibility Requirements for the Elliott & Rosche Memorial Bursary:

  • Must
    • completing grade 12, currently registered or enrolled to attend a post secondary institution in Alberta
    • have been a resident of the Lesser Slave Watershed for a minimum of one-year preceding the start of their program
    • be enrolled in a program studying environmental sciences, biology, earth sciences, or a water focused program
    • complete the application and submitted in full by the deadline

We ask that complete applications be sent to: Lesser Slave Watershed Council, Attn: Elliott & Rosche Memorial Bursary, PO Box 2607, High Prairie AB. T0G 1E0, or by email: [email protected].

If you are interested in making a donation to the Elliott & Rosche Memorial Bursary, please contact the LSWC at (780) 523-9800, [email protected] or online at www.lswc.ca/support.

Application Deadline for 2023 Bursary is June 1, 2023. 

 

2022 Recipient(s)!

The LSWC Bursary Committee is proud to announce that Elly Beamish has received our $1,000 bursary to help her pursue a program in Animal Healthy Technology at Lakeland College in the Fall of 2022! Congratulations Elly! 

L to R: Nona Elliott (LSWC Board Member), Elly Beamish (Recipient), Todd Bailey (LSWC Chairman), Kate Lovsin (Watershed Coordinator)

Our bursary committee also awarded a second, smaller bursary of $500 to Shaun Strebchuk! He will be attending Lethbridge College to pursue a diploma in Natural Resource Compliance! Congratulations Shaun! 

L to R: Nona Elliott (LSWC Board Member), Shaun Strebchuk (Recipient), Todd Bailey (LSWC Chairman), Kate Lovsin (Watershed Coordinator)

2021 Recipient!

The LSWC Bursary Committee is proud to announce that Sarah Cairns has received our $1,000 bursary to help her complete her second year towards a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science in the Fall of 2021! Congratulations Sarah! 

L to R: George Keay (LSWC Board Member), Nona Elliott (LSWC Board Member), Phil (Watershed Wiener Mascot), Sarah Cairns (Recipient), Meghan Payne (Executive Director)

Download the Application HERE.

If you have questions or need assistance with your application, please contact our Watershed Coordinator, Kate, at (780) 523-9800 or via email: [email protected]