Students on Ice

by Niki Trudeau - Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thanks to funding generously provided by the Government of Canada's International Polar Year Program, we are thrilled to offer ten fully-funded student positions to participate on the upcoming Students on Ice - IPY Arctic Expedition 2009 from July 29th to August 13th, 2009. Six of these positions are designated for northern aboriginal youth and four are designated for non-aboriginal youth from across Canada.

The scholarship includes all travel expenses from home to the Arctic and return. Travel arrangements will be arranged by the Students on Ice office.

IPY Scholarship applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

-Candidate must be a Canadian citizen between 14-18 years old at the time of application.

-Candidate must currently be attending high school at the time of application.

-Candidate must submit a completed application form* with 2 letters of reference.

-Candidate must understand that this is an educational expedition, not a vacation. He/she must be committed to participate fully in all aspects of the education program.

-Candidate must demonstrate some or all of the following qualities: strong academics and/or passion for learning, interest in the environment; leadership qualities and/or potential to develop these qualities; a desire to make a difference and become a youth ambassador for change and action.

-Candidate must have current Government issued identification (with photo, if possible). Ex: Health Card, Driver's License, Birth Certificate

Application Deadline: Friday, April 24th (applications received in our office after this date will not be reviewed)

The scholarship application form can only be obtained by contacting:

Niki Trudeau, the Participant Coordinator at

Toll Free: 1-866-336-6423

Students on Ice is an educational, not-for-profit, Canadian organization, providing youth from around the world with ship-based educational adventures to the Arctic and Antarctica. Our mandate is to educate and inspire the next generation of polar scientists, researchers, and environmental leaders - and in doing so, help to provide them with a greater understanding and respect for the planet. For more information, please visit

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