Beaver Institute Scholarship


The Beaver Institute (located in Massachusetts, United States) provides a comprehensive online course that mentors and trains professionals to resolve human-beaver conflicts using non-lethal and scientifically-proven techniques. Students learn about the role of beavers as a keystone species and how to build and install successful water control devices to resolve beaver dam flooding problems. This program is ideal for individuals interested in beaver management, compassionate conservation, wetlands, biodiversity, restoring streams and ecology. Graduates receive a certificate upon completion of the course. For more information about the BeaverCorps Training Program and the Beaver Institute please visit:

Each year, The Fur-Bearers offers one Canadian a full-scholarship (approximate value $1700) to complete the Beaver Institute’s training program. This is a self-paced program that can be completed at your own pace and is expected to be completed within one year.


  • The applicant must be a resident of Canada.
  • Applicants must include a brief description of their interest in the program and their plans to apply the knowledge gained in the course to real world applications in resolving human-beaver conflicts.
  • Applicants are expected to complete the program within 12 months of registration.
  • This program requires in-field construction efforts. Applicants should be comfortable in water, lifting heavy objects and using power tools.
  • Applicants must agree to the terms included in the scholarship application.

How to Apply

The application process is currently closed. We will begin accepting applications in January 2023.

Selection Criteria

Decisions will be made by The Fur-Bearers Scholarship Evaluation Committee and will be assessed on the completeness of the application and commitment to improving coexistence with wildlife and resolving human-beaver conflicts. All decisions made by the evaluation committee are final.

Help Make A Difference

Join The Fur-Bearers today and help us protect fur-bearing animals in the wild and confinement. To become a monthly donor (for as little as $10/month – the cost of two lattes) please click here and help us save lives today. Your donation is tax-deductible.

About Us

Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a charitable, non-partisan organization whose goals are to end the commercial fur trade and promote solutions for wildlife coexistence in communities. Your donation is tax-deductible. Charitable registration number: 130006125RR0002

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