FBCWA Scholarship 2018
The Federation supports education by providing two scholarships each year in the amounts of $2,000 and $1,000. The funds are generated through the ”Silent Auction” held at the FBCWA AGMs.
The winners for 2018 are:
Trevor Chambers, the recipient of the $2000 scholarship, is the son of Geoff Chambers W1719. Trevor’s father has been a member of the Shuswap Okanogan Woodlot Association for 19 years. On his father’s woodlot, Trevor has been involved with conifer release projects, walk through surveys of plantations, helping with mechanical repairs on machinery, and maintaining roads.
Trevor says that his interests in forest economics, sustainable resource development and small business management likely developed as a result of the time he spent working with his dad on the woodlot. He has been accepted into the Resource Economics program at Trinity Western University and looks forward to the attending and meeting new people there.
Thomas Younger, the recipient of the $1000 scholarship, is the son of Dave Younger, W2032 and W0161. His father has been a member of the North Island Woodlot Association since 1988. Tom says woodlots have been a part of his family since he was born and that he has helped his dad with almost all phases of operation on his woodlots.
Tom plans to attend the Natural Resource Management in Forestry Program at the University of Northern BC this fall. He says that woodlots are beneficial not just to the owner but to the community that they operate in and the province as a whole. We need more young advocates of the program like Tom!