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: beaverinstitute.org/programs/beavercorps-program/overview.
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.
Applications for the 2021 Beaver Institute Scholarship open on September 1, 2021 and need to be submitted before September 30, 2021.
- 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.
- Applications open on September 1, 2021. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application approximately 2 weeks after the closing deadline.
How to Apply
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.