High school graduates in the PAMZ region are eligible for the scholarship.

High school graduates in the PAMZ region are eligible for the scholarship.

Environmental stewards celebrated with scholarship

The Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ), encompassing 42,000 square kilometers of land in central Alberta

The Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ), encompassing 42,000 square kilometers of land in central Alberta, is ushering in the next generation of environmental activists with help from the Martha Kostuch Scholarship.

“The scholarship is open to high school graduates living in the PAMZ region who wish to pursue a post-secondary education in a discipline that helps us understand, protect and improve aspects of our environment, like land, air, water, wildlife and biodiversity,” says Kevin Warren, executive director of PAMZ.

While fresh graduates are given priority, students who have been out of high school for no more than one year are also eligible for the scholarship.

The scholarship looks to recognize those students who are environmentally conscientious as well as those who take it upon themselves to provide service and leadership in their communities.

The $2,500 scholarship’s deadline is August 15 and students can submit their application either electronically to sue@pamz.org or by mail to P.O. Box 1020, Sundre, Alberta T0M 1X0.

The scholarship was created to honor the legacy of Dr. Martha Kostuch, an environmental activist and a founding member of PAMZ, who, in her 30-year career, helped change how environmental responsibility was perceived. She also worked to move governance into a shared concept where it was deemed all sectors were held responsible.

More information, as well as specific requirements, regarding the Martha Kostuch Scholarship can be found at http://www.pamz.org/ .