Professional Vegetation Managers Association

OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN POST SECONDARY STUDIES
PREFERABLY RELATED TO INDUSTRIAL VEGETATION MANAGEMENT
The Professional Vegetation Managers Association’s (PVMA) membership is made up of electric utilities,
pipelines and petroleum producers, forestry companies, road authorities and municipal weed managers,
contractors, and equipment and chemical suppliers, government agencies and others. An objective of the
Association is to promote and support continuous improvement in the industry through development of improved
methods, careful regulation and responsible execution of the vegetation management activities, and by supporting
training and education of the people working at all levels in the industry.
In keeping with this objective, the PVMA will be awarding one scholarship of $1000.00 each year to an Alberta
student who is enrolled in a vegetation management related program in an Alberta post-secondary institute. In
addition to the scholarship, the winner will receive a complementary admission and paid accommodations to
PVMA’s Annual Spring Seminar. See PVMA website for updated information (www.pvma.ca).
To qualify for consideration, the applicants must:
1. Be a full-time resident of Alberta.
2. Have completed a minimum of one full year of the related program and have maintained a passing
average mark. (copy of transcript is required).
3. Prepare a 1 to 2 page written essay detaining the student’s outstanding interests and areas of specialty in
the field of industrial or forestry vegetation management.
4. Have never previously been awarded this Scholarship.
*Preference will be given to those enrolled in a biology, agriculture, environmental studies, forestry or
other program related to natural sciences.
To apply, please complete the following application and send to the PVMA along with the required documentation.
All documentation must be received by us no later than November 30, 2018.
The submissions will be reviewed and judged, and a winner chosen at the sole discretion of the PVMA. The
PVMA reserves the right to publish the winning essay and the name of the winning applicant publicly including on
the Association website. Once a winner has been chosen submissions made by other applicants will be
destroyed. The PVMA reserves the right to refuse any application without bias.
The scholarship winner will be notified within 60 days after application cut-off date. Requests for extension to the
deadline for submission will NOT be considered.
For more information or to contact the PVMA at www.pvma.ca