The Steinhoff/BZS Scholarship for Environmental Sciences was launched in 2009 for young Bermudians headed for a career in conservation and the environment.
Applicants must be in the final two years of a Bachelor, Master’s or Doctorate degree in environmental sciences at an accredited overseas institution.
Funded by Robert Steinhoff, a former president of the Bermuda Zoological Society, the $10,000-a-year award was established to help fill a gap in the island’s scholarships, many of which target business or law students.
“We are very impressed and encouraged by the number of people studying for higher education related to our environmental conservation,” said Mr Steinhoff.
“These candidates will be the future stewards of our environment and we congratulate them.”
Due to the excellent quality of candidates in 2011, the scholarship committee decided to award four scholarships — three to undergraduates and one to a doctorate student.
Selected from a field of 13 candidates, the four awardees were: Winston R Godwin Jr and Mark Outerbridge (who were also 2010 winners), Claire Grenfell and Lawrence Doughty.
The 2009 scholarship winner was Alexandria Tatem.
The scholarship helps to fulfill the BZS mission of ‘Educating tomorrow’s environmentalists’.
The non-profit organization provides year-round free science classes for more than 6,000 local students every year.
• Scholarship applications can be downloaded from www.bzs.bm or collected from the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo reception. The deadline for entries is May 31.